12 Fascinating "Secret Spots"
Into the Blue
Ten miles off the coast of Faial Island, in the remote Azores Archipelago, is one of the world’s top destinations for diving with blue sharks
With the seabed nearly 1,000 feet below and no reef to use as a reference point, this dive site in the Atlantic isn’t for the fainthearted, but the reward is immense. Cautious and elusive at first, these torpedo-shape predators gradually become more curious, approaching and inspecting every diver, sometimes even slightly brushing up against them. With two long pectoral fins projecting from its narrow body, one of the ocean’s fastest fishes looks like a jet plane ready to take off into the blue.
Words and Photography by NUNO SÁ
Every dive can be a magical mystery tour, but never more so than when you find yourself in a part of the underwater world where few have gone before, a true secret spot. Take a look at this dramatic dozen from the pages of Scuba Diving magazine, and let yourself dream of the day when you will experience too.