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    Long Beach, United States
     

    Aquarium of the Pacific - Blue Grotto

    A 300,000 gallon wonderland filled with more than 1,000 animals to observe and enjoy with a few that are extremely curious of you. This exhibit is filled with excitement from a batfish named “Bubbles” who will follow you throughout your entire dive and nibble at your wetsuit hood to two Queensland Groupers that are 300-400 pounds of gentle giant. As you drop into the deepest part of the main tank be careful to keep your position while you...

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    Freeport, United States

    Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

    Great trip! Magnificently preserved coral. Seriously not you're average dive. The coral is in Immaculate condition as it is untouched by boats or humans. Only a few boats come out here and it is worth every penny. Up to 6 dives a day! On the rig dive you're almost guaranteed to see a sea turtle and/or silky shark. Go during February to see hammer heads! Excellent Visibility!

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    Ramrod Key , United States
     

    Looe Key Reef

    Best of the keys diving. Large groupers and assortment of tropical fish. Corals are more preserved here.

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    Santa Catalina Island, California, United States, United States

    Long Point

    This was a great dive off close to the YMCA camp where many people also snorkel. As you enter the water there is a cliff that you swim towards, to the right about 500 yards is the beach and to the left is a drop to about 3,000 feet. Swim toward the cliff and you are in a beautiful kelp forest with lots of fish life. We saw many Garabaldi, red and neon blue gobies, rays and...

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    Santa Catalina Island, California, United States, United States

    Red Bluff

    This site was a relatively steep slope with many large rock formations that are covered in kelp. The site is filled with nooks and crannies to explore as you make your way through the beautiful kelp surrounded by Garabaldi and schools of small fish shimmering in the sunshine.

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    Santa Catalina Island, United States

    Empire Landing

    Great site for the last dive of the day. The max depth is 40 feet. The topography is a good contrast with shallow white sand to the North and a 20 foot vertical cliff going directly into the water to the South. In the sand there are many rays and skates to see swimming gracefully from grass patch to grass patch. At the base of the cliff is a nice kelp forest to explore with...

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    Atlanta, United States

    Georgia Aquarium

    The program is an exploration of the Ocean Voyager exhibit and introduction to the Georgia Aquarium conservation and whale shark research program. Journey with Gentle Giants is the only opportunity in the world where you are guaranteed to swim or SCUBA dive with the largest fish in the world, the whale shark. The exhibit contains 6.3 million gallons of water and ranges in depth from 20 to 33 feet deep. This exhibit houses thousands of fish including whale sharks, zebra...

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    Long Beach, United States
     

    Aquarium of the Pacific - Tropical Reef Habitat

    A 300,000 gallon wonderland filled with more than 1,000 animals to observe and enjoy with a few that are extremely curious of you. This exhibit is filled with excitement from a batfish named “Bubbles” who will follow you throughout your entire dive and nibble at your wetsuit hood to two Queensland Groupers that are 300-400 pounds of gentle giant. As you drop into the deepest part of the main tank be careful to keep your position while you...

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    Glencoe, United States

    Dive Land Park

    I did my Open Water certification at Dive Land Park and it was great. Of course it wasn't as exotic as a saltwater adventure, but it's a great park in an old stone quarry. I plan to finish my Advanced certification here, too, and will be able to go 100' for the deep dive (and I hear it's much deeper!). I'll be suiting up in a warmer wetsuit! There are several sunken wrecks there from boats to semi trailers. And...

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    Oahu, United States

    Corsair

    PADI - AOW Deep Dive. Really cool to try the computation and observe the color change as we descended deeper. 105 feet.

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    Oahu, United States
     

    Kahala Barge

    PADI - AOW Wreck Dive. Purpose was to navigate a wreck and identify the dangers? the lionfish seemed like a danger!

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    Marathon, United States
     

    Sombrero Reef

    A nice reef for beginners but very rundown overall. Corals are damaged and although a marine sanctuary the fish are sparse. Visibility was not as clear as expected either.

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    Oahu, United States
     

    Fantasy Reef

    PADI - AOW Drift Dive. Great practice exercise with a surface buoy line descent. Forgot everything I saw once I saw my wife's eggs floating on the surface after she puked into her regulator? yuck!

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    Channel Islands, United States
     

    Sea Tiger

    This was a site with a big surge no matter where you went. There wer beautiful kelp forests that would be great in good visibility. Fish were scarce and the water was cold.

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    Channel Islands, United States
     

    Sea Lion Spot

    Wow, this site has a ton of sea lions. As soon as the boat pulled up and rang the bell on board at least 200 sea loins ran off the beach and ito the water to play. As you dive here the sea lions come out of nowhere, put their noses in your face and disappear just as quick leaving only a trail of bubbles. The site also has big kelp forests.

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    Key Largo, United States
     

    French Reef

    A sandy bottom with many rock formations. This site had many purple sea fans, whips, and lots of green seaweed plants. The site was a great dive for our first unguided dive. Fish were small groupers and bass.

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    Key Largo, United States
     

    Sand Island

    Sandy bottom with rock formations all over. There was a nice cave that the instructor took us through where you cold see light from both sides. Sponge corals, whips, sea fans, file fish, parrot fish, many tangs, brain coral and christmas tree coral.

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    Channel Islands, United States
     

    Nautilus

    This site has many rocky formations and lots of kelp which would be beautiful in good visibility. The site is also known for sea lions and we saw three.

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    Key Largo, United States
     

    The Aquarium

    If you are in the Florida Keys and you are planning to make a dive, Rainbow Reef Dive Center has a great group of folks to take you out and show you some beautiful dive sites. The Aquariums has many sea fans, sponge corals, Morey Eels, and a great rocky bottom filled with nooks and crannies to explore.

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    Key Largo, United States
     

    Fire Coral Cave

    Another great place to log some bottom time if you are in the Florida Keys. This site like so many of the sites in thy John Pennycamp State Park the site is loaded with rocky formations to explore for small creatures and it also has many sea fans, sponges, tangs of many varieties and unfortutunately lion fish. If you have a chance to do some lion fish collection you will be doing the Florida ecosystem a huge help.