Flipping out: A seal posse off Channel Islands National Park, California
Flipping out: A seal posse off Channel Islands National Park, California (Marc Muench)

The Underwater States of America

Immerse yourself in these eight close-to-home dive sites, where the water's world-class and your tent's just a splash away

Flipping out: A seal posse off Channel Islands National Park, California

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Spirited Away: Scuba Camping in Baja, Mexico Pay a visit to scuba camp on a desert island in Baja’s Sea of Cortez.


The Wild Blue Under: Hot U.S. Dive Spots Easy-access scuba: Keep your flippers close to home and explore North America’s wildest dives, from Hawaiian lava chambers to Lake Superior wrecks to Floridian springs.


PLUS: Rx for Coral Reefs, Research Diving in Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, and a New Ultraluxe Resort in the Seychelles

From Outside Magazine, Aug 2003 Lead Photo: Marc Muench

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