Dare to adventure the sea? Life on land is fun, but life in the sea can be magical! How cool is it that there are so many areas undiscovered around the world under the sea? For the avid traveler, these deep-sea adventures will ignite a whole other world of excitement. Some of these experiences may require a little more experience in the water, but don’t let that keep you tide down! The stunning scenery will create a memorable experience to brag about until infinity. Let's seas the day!
1. Cage Diving in South Africa with Great White Sharks
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Are you a big fan of Shark week? If you are, why not check out the real thing? Just two hours from Cape Town, you can experience cage driving in Gansabaai's Shark Alley. This is for the courageous one, but getting up close to 15-20 feet 2.5-ton sharks is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure! Although there is no guaranteed number of Great Whites you will see, the average trip ranges from four to eight!
2. Up Close with Saltwater Crocodiles in Australia
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With over 70 species of Australian reptiles, Darwin City's Crocosaurus Cove is such a unique experience of the iconic crocodiles! The enclosure, also known as the Cage of Death, lowers one to two people at a time into the croc tank. With a 360 degree view of saltwater crocs, you will be able to watch them snap away at their food (not you, I promise) just a few feet away. Immerse yourself in the environment and be prepared to be mesmerized!
3. Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park
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This Underwater Sculpture Park is features statues unlike any you have ever seen. Located in Grenada, it was formed from 65 concrete sculptures by British artist, Jason de Caires Taylor. The statues are created from specific concrete to promote coral growth, which is important in this part of the Caribbean.
4. The Cathedral Under the Sea
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Off the western coast of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, a 32-foot crevice is a popular spot for divers where dolphins are common to see as you enter the cave. As you continue down, the coral reveals many different marine life species. As you continue down a large cathedral-like cavern, that divides the drop-off in two.
5. Dive in Barracuda Point
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Located off the coast of Sipadan, Malaysia, there is an area known as Barracuda Point. Although there is another marine life, the main attraction is the thousands of ray-finned fish that swirl around the channel in strong currents every day. Barracudas may provoke fear in experienced divers with their sharp teeth, but they rarely attack. While diving, some may experience hammerhead sharks, sea turtles, stingrays, and other fish, some will catch the known 'barracuda tornado.'
6. Underwater Art Exhibit in Spain
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The first underwater art museum in Europe and the Atlantic Ocean is created by none other than Jason de Caries Taylor. Located in Bahia de las Coloradas. The 12 sculptural collections are located on the ocean's floor on a 45-foot dive. The Raft of Lampedusa carries 13 refugees, which represents the vain of hope of shipwrecked sailors. Would you dive down to the ocean floor?
7. Experience the Blue Corner Wall
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Labeled as one of the most famous dive sites in the world, it draws divers to the underwater foreland that gives way to a thousand-foot drop. The views will consist of hard and soft coral, several kinds of sharks, turtles, manta rays, tuna, barracuda, and King Triggers. If you're looking for the best shark-viewing, the brave should explore during the time of strong less-than-pleasant currents.
8. SS Yongala Shipwreck
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On March 23, 1911, just before 7pm, the Yongala was seen sailing into the Whitsunday Passage in Australia. That was the last time the ship was seen. In 1958. two divers found the Yongala in the central area of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, only 50 nautical miles southeast of Townsville. About 100 feet below the surface, the 361-foot boat is one of the largest intact shipwrecks in history.
9. Atlantis Submarine Tours
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Have you ever wanted to explore the ocean, but stay completely dry while doing so? Well, now you can with the Atlantis Submarine tour! The submarine accompanies 64 passengers 100 feet underwater to see Hawaiian marine life up close. It takes around 45-50 minutes underwater where you will see a large amount of coral reef and tropical fish!
10. Traverse Sistema Dos Ojos
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The longest underwater cave system in the world and is also one of the most extravagant. Dos Ojos (Two Eyes Cenote) is located in the Yucatan peninsula. It is named two eyes because of the two sinkholes of 230 feet in diameter connected by a 1300 foot long passageway. The natural light makes it a great place to dive and the visibility through the water is remarkable.