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Brooke Morton

I owe my love of diving to summer camp, getting certified at age 14. After college, I became an instructor, teaching on the island of St. Croix. Working for travel magazines, I've been lucky to travel to every continent on assignment, from jumping in the water with humpback whales in Antarctica to swimming alongside mantas in Asia.

Best Destinations for Shore Diving

Don't take it from us: These three locales were given top marks in our 2024 Readers Choice survey. You told us where to go; we're showing you what to do when you get there.

Avocet: A Wreck Dive With Never-Ending Surprises

Drop in on this artificial reef off Pensacola, Florida, and prepare to be overwhelmed by schooling pelagic fish.

Best Destinations for Advanced Diving

Looking to explore a little deeper or try out a new underwater skill? Here are the best places for advanced open water divers to visit.

What It's Like to Be an Underwater Photographer in Ningaloo Reef

Whether it’s photographing guests or dodging whale sharks feasting on a krill cloud, every day is an adventure for this photographer. Read her most memorable encounter, how she got here, and how she continues to inspire others with her work.

Pensacola’s Ocean Wind Wreck

Discover why the Ocean Wind wreck, an exploration-worthy artificial reef off the Florida Panhandle, is a favorite among divers of all levels.

Anse Chastanet

Anse Chastanet and its on-site dive center Scuba St. Lucia won 11 combined awards this year for categories including Quality of the Resort, Quality of the Rooms, Quality of Dive Boats, and Quality of Staff.

Dangerous Jobs: Diving With Alligators and Crocodiles

Conservation work isn’t known for being glamorous, but sometimes it can be as dangerous as it is rewarding. Here’s what it takes to work in a herpetology lab, complete with freediving alongside animals that are 10 times more dangerous to dive with than sharks.

Why You Need Caradonna Adventures More Than Ever

These dive travel experts know all the secrets to planning the best scuba vacations anywhere in the world.

Readers Choice: World's Best Places to Go Scuba Diving in 2024

An in-depth look at the best destinations to travel to in 2024 as voted by our readers, including the best resorts and operators.