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50 Stellar American Dive Sites
Wall of Life (aka Susan’s Hooters) Inian Islands, Alaska
A stellar example of prolific diversity, this site — beloved and nicknamed by DUI’s Susan Long — explodes with yellow, pink and purple soft corals, and nudibranchs by the hundreds. Divers will also encounter sea lions, octopuses and wolf eels, and can see a 40-foot-long patch covered with a just-discovered species of soft coral.
Local Dive Guide: Cold Water, Advanced Dives, Big 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.