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40 Reasons We Love Diving in the USA
For sheer wind-swept romance, it’s hard to beat the lovely, lonely Channel Islands of California, five of which comprise the Channel Islands National Park (San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Anacapa and Santa Barbara); the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary encompasses the waters around all the national-park islands but Santa Rosa. Farther east and south, San Clemente, San Nicolas and Santa Catalina round out the group, which stretches more than 160 miles and offers divers playgrounds from majestic sunstruck kelp forests to walls to deep-sea pinnacles, home to sea lions, seals, sharks, eels, bass, wrasse, lobsters and more.
American divers are the luckiest on the planet. Our fair country boasts some of the best dive sites in the world, from the towering kelp forests of California to the silent underwater museums of the Great Lakes, the deep, cold quarries of the Midwest, the wreck-littered Outer Banks of North Carolina, and the sunny coral gardens of the Florida Keys. Take a look at the best of American dive culture.