Enjoying the Deep Blue Sea: Go Cruising, Diving and Snorkelling in These Places

DivingEarth is covered by more water than land. It’s just right that the planet’s inhabitants enjoy it.

Studies support the idea that being near the ocean does wonders to your health and well-being. Not everyone can have their homes set in coastal areas, however. Go on a holiday to do a marine excursion — and fully experience the wonders of the sea.

There are a lot of destinations that give you the opportunity to explore the ocean. Here are some, paired with the best activities to do in certain areas:

  1. Dive in the waters of Queensland, Australia.

Do this in Yongala, where the century-old SS Yongala shipwreck lies. CNN Travel says the site is “considered the best wreck dive on the planet.”

Delve into the deep blue sea to have a glimpse of the massive shipwreck — 110meters in size, to be exact — that went down in 1911 because of a storm. Seeing the creatures — including minke and humpback whales — surrounding the dive site adds to the experience.

  1. Go on a cruise in Tauranga, New Zealand.

If you’re not much of an adrenaline seeker, just sit back, relax and goon a cruise. Among the best locations to do this is in Tauranga in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty.

There are a lot of cruise ship tours, as the location is among the popular destinations. Sights to see while you’re on a cruise include the famous Mt. Maunganui Beach, as well as Kiwi 360. That, plus, you’ll get to enjoy the scenic view of the Port of Tauranga.

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To make the most of your holiday, Xquizit Limousines & Tours recommends continuing your exploration on land by driving along Pilot Bay and stopping at Kiwi 360 before you go back to the ship.

  1. Indulge in the paradise that is Bora-Bora in the French Polynesia.

Enjoy your time in the picturesque French territory of Bora-Bora. Here, hotel rooms come in the form of overwater bungalows. Apart from lying on the sand or swimming in the island’s crystal clear waters, feed your fearless side by snorkelling — and possibly encountering reef sharks and rays.

There are tons of other destinations to go to. Simply research and ask travellers. Who knows, you may even find a prized gem during your adventure.