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7 Reasons to Include Galapagos Islands on Your Bucket List

Sucheta Rawal | Posted 04.10.2014 | Travel
Sucheta Rawal

Traveling to Galapagos Islands has been on my bucket list for a very long time, and I was finally able to cross it off last month. The Islands are undoubtedly the most unique place I have ever been to, and here's why it needs to be on your bucket list, too.

The Exotic American Island That No One Knows About

Posted 03.26.2014 | Travel

Imagine a hybrid of Texas and Hawaii, or a cross between Spain and Japan: A remote island paradise with a rich, indigenous heritage, a contentious and...

Swimming With Mantas

Kevin Richberg | Posted 03.17.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

This 3 Minute Postcard shows you an adventure like no other, spending the day swimming/diving with the giant reef manta rays of the Maldives.

It's Still Fun in the Philippines: Five of Our Favorite Spots

Lina Eroh | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Lina Eroh

The Philippines remains open for business and tourists, and you can do your part to help aid the recovery efforts by visiting this country and discovering its surreal beauty for yourself. Can you think of a more stunning and deserving place to spend your tourist dollars?

WATCH: Great White Shark Gets Up Close And Personal With Diver

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Scuba diving is an amazing activity that gives people the opportunity to see a world wholly different world from our own. Though, in the case of this ...

Savor the Unexpected Pleasures of La Paz, Mexico

Joshua Estrin | Posted 03.02.2014 | Travel
Joshua Estrin

Take the opportunity to swim with sea lions, whale sharks and the wide variety of marine life that inhabits the sea. Fun Baja also offers combination scuba camping trips and scuba certification programs for every level of diver from beginner through advanced.

10 Safari Resolutions for 2014

Elizabeth_Gordon | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel
Elizabeth_Gordon

We had our holiday party the other day, and after a "few" glasses of wine, we tried to come up with a safari experiences "bucket list."

5 Active Workouts in Saint Lucia

Alison Lewis | Posted 02.01.2014 | Travel
Alison Lewis

The island's rugged natural landscape, diverse eco-systems and crystal-blue waters offer a huge list of options for the adventurous travelers.

5 Things I Learned Leaving My Nicely-Paid Lawyer Job To Move To A Small Tropical Island Near Guam

Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Arin Greenwood

I left a well-paying lawyer job in New York to move to a small tropical island near Guam. I'd like to say it was some sort of insight about the Meaning Of Life. In reality, it was a terrific combination of terrible things in the romance, personal well-being and employment departments.

Coast Guard Makes Improbable Rescue In Dark And Sharky Waters

Posted 11.03.2013 | Good News

Ron Tubbs could not be more grateful for the little green laser he carried with him to work on Friday. Tubbs’ office is the open sea, and his job...

Discovering Dominica: Jungle of the Windies

Richard Powell | Posted 11.16.2013 | Travel
Richard Powell

I'd headed to Dominica for its annual DiveFest: the country's festival of all things scuba, held each July. As you might expect on such a secluded island, its terrestrial and marine wildlife thrives in relatively untouched jungles and along sparingly fished, quiet coastlines.

Stopping to Smell the Underwater Roses

Craig Musburger | Posted 10.13.2013 | Science
Craig Musburger

When I meet a scuba enthusiast, and he or she learns of my work, the conversation inevitably turns toward them asking me, "So what is your favorite place to dive?" To this, I always reply, "Wherever I am diving today."

Scuba: In Search of the Sacred

Baruch Sterman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.09.2013 | Religion
Baruch Sterman, Ph.D.

Scuba diving for tekhelet is not just a fortuitous metaphor from a long-ago conversation between office mates, but rather is a prototypical instance of the fruitful integration of disparate areas of experience.

Shark Week 2013: Top 5 Tips Before Jumping In (PHOTOS)

Sport Diver | Posted 10.07.2013 | Sports
Sport Diver

While Discovery Channel might have you afraid to ever go in the water again -- or perhaps aching to get face-to-face with sharks -- Sport Diver magazine has a quick primer on these sea critters that you should study before dipping a toy in the water.

Where To Swim With Sharks And Stay Alive

www.cnn.com | Posted 10.06.2013 | Travel

(CNN) -- Megalodon may be extinct, but other sharks have been making headlines lately. There's the viral photo of a man who climbed inside the shar...

The Most Amazing Scuba Dives on the Planet

The Active Times | Posted 09.15.2013 | Travel
The Active Times

For most novice divers, the otherworldly world beneath the surface of the sea is fantastical enough in its own right. No major bells or whistles are n...

The Most Amazing Scuba Dives on the Planet

The Active Times | Posted 07.16.2013 | Travel
The Active Times

For most novice divers, the otherworldly world beneath the surface of the sea is fantastical enough in its own right. But as with any sport, the more you progress, the more you want to push the envelope. So after you venture to the Great Barrier Reef and exhaust the Caribbean, what next?

Top 10 Extreme Sports in India You Missed Last Time

Ankita Sinha | Posted 07.19.2013 | Travel
Ankita Sinha

I was the smallest scuba-geared mermaid in the boundless aquarium of vast eternity. A random thought came to my mind: "How many times will I trust tha...

Did Hurricane Katrina Uncover Primeval Underwater Forest?

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 07.09.2013 | Science

Scuba divers have discovered a primeval underwater forest off the coast of Alabama. The Bald Cypress forest was buried under ocean sediments, protec...

One Tiny Island, a World Record Human Pyramid

Chandra Hoffman | Posted 09.01.2013 | Travel
Chandra Hoffman

The Human Pyramid Challenge with Underwater Vision was a popular sign-up when the festival opened Saturday; more than 200 Dive Week passport holders jockeyed for coveted spots.

You Could Sleep Where?

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.17.2013 | Travel

Underwater hotels have been the talk of extreme vacationing for a few years now, with new visions of aquatic resorts surfacing each year. From the...

PHOTOS: Diving One Of The World's Biggest Ship Graveyards

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.06.2013 | Travel

Those afraid of disturbing the dead need not apply. Welcome to Truk Lagoon (also known as Chuuk Lagoon), home to one of the world's largest ship g...

New Species in Polar Seas?

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 07.16.2013 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

What had I seen? Was it a species as yet undescribed by science? In places as remote as the Weddell Sea, it is quite possible to come across unknown animals, but it is also very difficult to know for sure that what you have found is really new.

The Uphill Road to Protecting Mexico's Bull Sharks

Sandra Larriva | Posted 07.31.2013 | Green
Sandra Larriva

Every year, from November to March, dozens of bull sharks approach Mexico's Mayan Riviera to make its temperate and turquoise waters their home.

Diving With Sea Slugs In Israel

Ben Goldfarb | Posted 05.12.2013 | Travel
Ben Goldfarb

For a small, ocean-loving subset of visitors, this dusty corner of the Middle East is renowned for more than political turmoil. Every year, from February to May, the coral reef off Eilat's coast is an unparalleled place to spot some of the planet's strangest, most beautiful animals: nudibranchs, or tiny, jewel-like sea slugs. While the words "sea slug" probably don't ignite your imagination like "great white shark" or "blue whale," there may not be more spectacular critters in the entire ocean.