15 Top Cold-Water Dive Sites Around the World
Isla GuadalupeIsla Guadalupe Cage Dive, Isla Guadalupe, Mexico; Guide: Solmar V (solmarv.com); With easy live-aboard access from Southern California, visibility better than 100 feet, and one of the world’s largest nearshore populations of great whites, Mexico’s Guadalupe Island is the most diver-friendly white-shark destination in the world. Sharks here are so prolific that if you bring a camera, it’ll feel like shooting fish in a barrel — except you’re the one in the barrel, and the apex predators are eyeballing you from beyond the bars.
Think the world’s best diving happens only on tropical reefs? Think again. Many of the wildest underwater thrills on the planet happen far from the equator. From Arctic ice to Great Lakes wrecks, zip on a drysuit and dive in with us as we showcase 15 of the world’s best cold-water dives.