You want to learn how to free dive but you want to go someplace that’s beautiful, warm, and tropical. So, where does one go to check out and learn how to do this exciting thing and check it off of their bucket list? For those that want to stay in the States, Kailua-Kona in the beautiful state of Hawaii has dive-opportunities! Big Island Divers offers not only boat and sightseeing tours but water sports, including scuba diving and snorkeling! Their divers/tour guides are diver certified and are there to make sure that every dive is safe and fun for everyone, from the absolute beginner to master! While diving in the crystal clear waters of ocean, you’ll see the beautiful fish, coral and maybe even a few dolphins!
If you want to travel outside of the United States, the Bahamas are there for the beginner diver who wish to see life under water thanks to Stuart Cove’s Diving Boat Operations in Nassau. The warm temperature of the ocean and clarity, gives divers, even a beautiful view of the ocean life for about 80 feet! They even provide the new divers with easy to use equipment. For divers who love to see wreckage under the waters, check out the British Virgin Islands! There are quite a few areas that beginner divers can explore such as the Sir Frances Drake Channel, which is home to seven islands and home to protected reefs and coastal line. This magnificent small coastal underwater world is home to RMS Rhone, the area’s most famous wreck, as well as the ships of Wreck Alley off Cooper Island.
Want to go further than that? Check out the Island of Koh Tao in Thailand! This is home to Buddah View Dive Resort. On this approximate 12-square mile island, one can get dive certified not just once but twice, if they like! According to one certified dive operator, many people, once they get beginner certified, they go immediately again to get a certification at an advanced level!
For more information on where to go, check out the Travel Network on your local cable channel, on the go with a mobile app, or in your vehicle, RV, boat with DIRECTV For Travelers.
As with any adventure, especially diving for the first time, listen to your instructors, and have fun! Live and love life…and swim with the dolphins!