If you’re planning a cruise soon, it’s time to start thinking about all the fun excursions that you and your family can do while you’re on the ship. If you’re a fan of scuba diving and you’re traveling to some of the best scuba diving ports in the world, then you should definitely take advantage of this relaxing, fun and exciting opportunity.
Here are the top four scuba diving ports that you could soon be cruising to:
SportDiver says that Cozumel, about a mile south of the port of San Miguel, is just about the best scuba diving site you can get to via cruise ship. You can dive the house reef or take a one-tank boat tour further out into the ocean. You can check out the C-53 wreck, which was purposely sunk in 1999.
Cayman is the best Caribbean diving location for divers of all experience. You’ll be able to check out incredible sea life, like lettuce sea slugs and other nudibranchs, and explore healthy reefs in visible, calm and warm water!
Key West, Florida
If you’re cruising in the US, plan on scuba diving in Key West. South Point offers afternoon and night reef dives where you will be able to check out the wrecked USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg. Spend an hour or two scuba diving around the world’s third largest living coral barrier reef.
Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos
Blue Water Divers is about a mile from the Grand Turks port, so make sure to arrange for a ride out to the reef ahead of time. You can dive the wall in Columbus Landfall National Marine Park, and then check out McDonald’s, a well-known reef archway.
By learning how to scuba dive and getting open water certified, you’ll be able to take advantage of every stop the cruise makes. If you are unable to take a cruise to get your scuba fix and you live in the DC Metro Area, take a refresher scuba course with SPE Dive School, or learn more about our upcoming Grand Cayman trip!