50 Stellar American Dive Sites
All You Can Eat Shrimp- Yakutat, Alaska
A cold-water muck dive, this newly found pinnacle site lies within swimming distance of the SS Princess Kathleen in the Lynn Canal near Glacier Bay National Park. “We found macro critters that we hadn’t seen anywhere else,” says photographer Jason Bradley. The site is also home to “disgustingly large swarms of skeleton shrimp,” as well as lumpsuckers, nudibranchs and crimson anemones.
Local Dive Guide: Cold Water, Advanced Dives, Small Animals, Guide Needed, Summer Trip
The triggers are everywhere: a diver-down bumper sticker, the lobster tank at the seafood market, a faint whiff of a far-off sea. We can’t make the call fast enough to our go-to buddy or dive shop. Then the question becomes which site to target. That’s why we’ve put together this collection of the country’s best diving — spots to visit this weekend or to add to the agenda the next time you’re in a new city with time on your hands. After all, if you’re like us, there’s nothing you’d rather be doing than diving.