04/26/2013 11:17 am ET Updated Jun 26, 2013

Take the Plunge: 10 Inspiring Photos That Will Have You Reaching for a Snorkel

Winter lasted too long. You need a way to thaw your body, which has been in deep freeze for what seems like a year. We have the answer: diving into crystal-clear water, warmed to about 85 degrees, while the underwater world opens before your eyes.

If you need more than words, then consider these amazing images the staff at Islands magazine has pulled together for you: Ten amazing diving and snorkeling photos from the most exotic locations around the world. Leave the snow shovel at home and buy that plane ticket.

10 Amazing Diving and Snorkeling Photos from Around the World