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The Top 3 Benefits Of RV Travel

Now that I’m adult, I’ve found myself more accustomed to the seasons with more moderate temperatures, meaning fall and spring.  But when I was a young child, there were no three months in the calendar year better than the summer months.  This was mostly because of the lack of school.  When you’re a twelve year old, it doesn’t matter what the weather’s like outside, any time off of school is glorious.   Like many American families, mine took advantage of this time off by taking a little time to travel.  Our trips usually would last a week or so, and I hold many memories of these days dearly.  Our preferred method of travel was by plane, but every now and again we drove to our destination, depending on the distance.  I don’t think my parents ever considered an RV.  No one in my family had one.  I never even set foot inside an RV until I was 23.  This was when one of my best friends in college wanted to go for a road trip across the west coast–one of the great vacations of my life.  Dining on the exquisite San Franciscan food, exploring the behemoth beaches of southern California, watching a multitude of dynamic bands in Seattle’s ever-present alternative music scene, it was an extraordinary time.  But what was also great about the trip was that I learned about traveling in an RV; I realized the fantastic benefits that come with traveling in an RV.

The Top 3 Benefits Of RV Travel

Camp Inside

I’ve always been something of an outdoorsman.  However, there are friends and family of mine that are anything but.  Indeed, I call these people “indoor cats.”  Traveling in an RV is perfect for those who love to hike, camp, fish etc.  You can drive up to the site you need to be for these activities, and you have the option to set up camp.  But for “indoor cats,” who don’t really enjoy sleeping in tents, RVs offer most of the conveniences of a modern home, including a comfortable bed.  One can even take a hot shower in the morning and use a bathroom that isn’t a nearby bush.  Traveling in an RV is ideal for a camping trip.  Those who enjoy sleeping in tents can stick to the outside, while older travelers can secure themselves inside.

The Top 3 Benefits Of RV Travel

Save Money

Traveling in an RV is also a great way to save money.  RVs themselves can be on the expensive side, sure.  But with the money you have the potential to save over several years of vacationing, an RV pays for itself and more.  Finding a campground for an RV is far cheaper than trying to book a hotel room, about $100 cheaper on average.  Since RVs come equipped with kitchens as well, there’s no need to spend an exorbitant amount of money on eating out every meal of every day;  one can buy groceries and prepare meals just like at home.  Traveling in an RV is definitely better than paying for airfare, which seems to go up year after year, even though the quality of the service seems to do the exact opposite.

The Top 3 Benefits Of RV Travel

Bond at the Campgrounds

The campground experience is unique to traveling in an RV.  Campgrounds, at least the better ones, offer many of the same amenities of a modern hotel, including pools, gift shops and playgrounds for the children.  They also provide some electrical services.  But where the campground experience differs from the hotel experience is the socialization.  In a hotel, visitors tend to lock themselves in their room and throw on the television.  At a campground, there are no walls to separate travelers.  It’s a far more communal experience that provides for the opportunity to meet interesting fellow travelers.  Indeed, many campgrounds encourage this kind of fraternization by sponsoring group activities and special events.

RVs are not for everyone.  I get that.  I didn’t think they were for me when I was younger.  But after experiencing the wonderful benefits that RV travel allows for opposed to other forms of travel, I’ve never gone back.

A Traveler’s Guide To 7 Of The Most Adventurous Places To See Nature In Action!

Following are some of the best places to see the wildlife, so let’s jump right in.

1.     Kalahari Desert, Namibia

Kalahari Desert

Deserts are known for some of the unforgettable wildlife experiences. In Kalahari, you will find big cats and meerkats. Amidst red sand dunes, golden grass, and dried rivers the sight is one to behold! However, when the desert is wet, water start to form a pool and rivers begin to flow.

You’d notice even before any sign of water, antelope and elephants arrive and they just sense it that water will be here sooner than later. River flowing out of the desert is no short of a miracle and meerkats escaped to higher ground or at times down. Predators soon followed as a result.

2.     The Danum Valley, Borneo

Danum Valley

With hot humid weather and with the tallest rainforest canopy in the world, Danum Valley is home to orangutans and gibbons. If you stood there with patience, you will also see flying squirrels and gliding snakes. All in all, this Borneo valley houses some of the endangered species.

Sumatran rhino and clouded leopard are examples. A rare treat would be spotting an orangutan with her little one, aggressively shaking tree branches, and that would be a signal to leave the vicinity.

3.     Shark Bay, Western Australia

Shark Bay

Famous for its marine life, dolphins of the Shark Bay are the main attraction. It is one of the few places on the planet where you get to see the wild dolphins, without difficulty. You will also find that the marine reserve at Shark Bay houses turtles, dugongs, rays and sea snakes.

These dolphins come to the beach on a daily basis, and if you are lucky enough to follow them, you can catch a sneak peak of female dolphins catching other fish. From atop (cliff), you can spot dugongs too.

4.     Yellowstone National Park, US

Yellowstone National Park

Some of the epic views of wildlife can be found in Yellowstone. Huge outdoors, this park is renowned for moose, grizzlies, and now wolves as well. You can check out the view on a horseback or via a ride while rafting.

5.     Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

Queen Elizabeth National Park

East Africa’s best? Well, you have come to the right place. One of the famous safari parks of all time and its beauty is akin to none! It is said a quarter of Africa’s bird species are found here and so are tree-climbing lions (and no, not the quarter of their species, that’d be silly).

In addition to the above, you will also spot elephants, hippos, mongoose, chimpanzees, flamingoes etc. Hippos and elephants can be seen romping in the waters. Plus, although a rarity, you can also catch a preview of mountain gorillas.

6.     West Coast of Scotland

West Coast of Scotland

The coast alongside the Isle of Mull can be termed as heaven. Memorable wilderness and few of the largest seabird settlements in Europe sums this place up. Be on the lookout for white-tailed sea and golden eagles, basking sharks and seals when you visit.

7.     Al Hajar Mountains, Oman

Al Hajar Mountains

The mountain life is superb! Breathtaking views of the ‘wadis’ and especially, the ‘Green Mountains’, Al Jebel al Akhdar is the highlight of the region. Villagers live on the mountainside and water flows in the form of countless channels to facilitate gardens of grapes, pomegranates, apricots, and walnuts.

Specific to Al Hajar are its mountain goat (a rare breed), nimble mountain gazelles, sunbirds, Indian rollers and Nubian vultures – an endangered species.

So should you decide to travel and are interested in wildlife, be sure to check out aforementioned places. Add these to your to-do list.

About Writer: Scarlett Erin is a Wildlife Photographer and Freelance Blogger at Assignment Star. She has made several documentaries on wildlife and travels around the world for adventure trips.

5 Great Tips For Seniors and RV Traveling – Let’s Hit The Road!

There’s something very appealing about the concept of conquering that open road and sailing off down an endless stretch of highway; of finding little pieces of America in each and every town that is along a designated route.   The best part of it all; freedom!  When you are traveling by RV, it allows the traveler to ultimately be the master of his or her own destiny.  You’re not confined to airport check-ins, flight delays, of being crammed together like a herd of cattle into an already overbooked airplane.  The roads the limit here, so why not take advantage of all that freedom.   Visit those grandkids that are scattered across the country like seeds in the wind.  Remember how much you loved reading Jack London when you were growing up? Now you can take in the Alaska experience while you cruise along the Yukon trail.  Where to start?  Take a look below:

  1. Get on the web: This is a great first step. Let’s say home for you is in Maryland, but a road trip to the Gulf Coast is calling your name.   Some websites can help you get that itinerary started, just plug in your starting and stopping points and watch the different routes pop up.  You can also put in certain criteria like swimming pools, hot tubs, horse riding, etc.

5 Great Tips For Seniors and RV Traveling – Let’s Hit The Road!

If you’re going to a state prone to severe weather (hurricanes, blizzards, extreme heat, etc.) make sure to get online and do some research. Look at local weather patterns, best practices for recreating in the area, and make a back-up plan in case your destination becomes inaccessible.

  1. What to bring: Now you’ll need to sit down and start that list of everything you need for a safe and pleasant journey. Food, water, and that all important map or GPS system. All weather clothing and dressing in layers is a good idea, especially while traveling through mountain climates.  What started out as sunny skies has now turned into a mid-summer snow storm.  Snow chains in July? You never can plan too carefully here.

Make sure everything is in its proper care and order; bring in your RV for a tune up and run through everything that is on board, too; tools, car jacks, tire irons, first aid kits.  There’s nothing worse than having a flat tire and the image of your tire jack propped up in the garage back home.  Better yet, make sure you’ve got towing and auto repair coverage.  AAA cards come in handy in case of emergencies.

5 Great Tips For Seniors and RV Traveling – Let’s Hit The Road!

  1. Health Insurance: After stepping out to snap that scenic view of the Grand Canyon, you twisted your ankle on a loose rock. Your husband and a fellow tourist helped you back into the RV, but your ankle’s throbbing and not getting better, even propped up with a bag of ice.  Lucky for you, you’ve brought along all your medical information (private health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid policies) prescriptions and doctor contact numbers.  BEFORE you begin your travels, read through to make sure you understand about coverage policies.   Let’s say you’re not in Arizona, but are visiting Banff for the first time when you trip over a piece of driftwood and down an embankment.  If you are traveling out of the country purchasing Travel Insurance would be important to consider.  This will enable you to visit the doctor or hospital and receive medical care regardless of what country you are traveling in.
  1. Camera: No doubt while traveling through Yellowstone, you’ll want to bring back photos of bison, bears and Old Faithful. Nowadays, with wifi and local internet connections you can download all those pictures on your laptop and send them to your friends and family to help document your travels with you.  Where are grandma and grandpa today? There they are! Standing in front of the crumbling remains of The Alamo.
  1. Journaling: Bring a notebook. After you pull out that folding chair and sink your bare feet in the sandy dunes right above the Atlantic surf, you’ll want to savor these moments with you long after you return home.  Keep your thoughts handy, especially months later when you’re sitting in the middle of that dreadful Nor’easter, you can flip back in your journal to recall the soft sandy beach, those circling gulls and how that warm sun felt on your face.

Have a great time on your journey, remember this is the time of your life to relax and start enjoying your leisurely retirement that you spent a good bulk of your career working towards.  Think of the wonderful memories, the exciting destinations.  Life awaits—go out and grab life by the horns! You’ve earned it!

Keralan Meats – Meat Delicacies Of Kerala

Any aficionado of South Indian cuisine can’t fail to be charmed by the delectable culinary delights of Kerala. Sumptuous spicing, succulent seafood and a creative use of local ingredients are the trademarks of Keralan cuisine. However, despite the focus on the flavoursome vegetarian fare that is so prevalent in the southern states of the sub-continent, there are more than a few meat-based specialities in Keralan cuisine to keep even the most dedicated carnivores content.

Although the long, golden coastline of the sunshine state offers up an abundance of seafood and has contributed to many of the key specialities you can experience in Kerala, there are also mutton, chicken, pork and beef dishes on offer in this part of India, thanks to the mix of different religions and ethnicities that have settled in this region. The meat dishes of Kerala are hugely influence by faith – Hindus generally avoid meat entirely, although this does vary depending on personal belief. However, even Hindus that do eat meat tend to eschew beef due to the holy status of the cow. In contrast, Muslims will consume beef but not pork, whilst Brahmins and Jains follow a strict vegetarian diet. The culinary influences from these different cultures are what makes Indian cuisine such a varied and unique gastronomical experience.

Keralan Meats – Meat Delicacies Of Kerala

So, what sort of meat dishes are popular in Kerala?

Perhaps the most famous is the thalassery biryani, a fragrant rice dish featuring either mutton or chicken. Cooked with khaima rice instead of the typical basmati, this version of the biryani is aromatic, nutritious and deliciously flavoursome.

Another meat-based delicacy you might encounter in Kerala is the meat stew known as ‘eshtu’. This curry is cooked with beef, mutton or chicken and flavoured with the distinctive aroma of curry leaves as well as lashings of thick and creamy coconut milk. A variety of fragrant whole spices are added to add depth of flavour to the dish, producing a meat-based treat that’s hard to resist.

India loves its curries and Kerala is no exception. Another popular meat curry in this part of the country is nadankhozhi, a chicken and coconut curry, infused with an abundance of heavy spices to form a comforting and richly flavoured recipe.

Those that really feel a meal simply isn’t complete without a little meat won’t be disappointed by the local speciality erachiularthiyathu. This meat-heavy dish provides a combination of both beef and chicken, fried in a variety of spices, onions and curry leaves with a generous squeeze of lemon juice and plenty of hot chillies for an added kick.

Indian cuisine is adored by foodies around the world due to its inventive flavours and long list of dishes. Experience this for yourself with a visit to one of London’s best Indian fine dining restaurants. With impeccably designed menus based on all the flavours of India and sumptuous settings that invoke all the allure of the east – these innovative establishments allow you to sample some of the very best in authentic Indian cooking, spiced up with a creative, contemporary twist.

Pongal - In Celebration Of The Harvest

Each January, one of the biggest events in the Tamil calendar occurs: the festival of Pongal. The southern states of India come alive at this time of year as the people celebrate the harvest and express their appreciation for the agricultural produce that’s yielded up by the fertile lands of the region – produce that the very livelihood of the population depends upon.

As we bemoan the end of the Christmas season here in the UK, January signifies the beginning of the Tamil month known as Thai in the southern Indian states. The four-day festival takes place at this time every year, in the second week of January, and is a period of celebration where families and friends come together and give thanks for their blessings.

Beginning on January 14, Pongal starts with a flurry of domestic activity. Families clean their homes, get rid of unwanted possessions and there is an ‘out with the old, in with the new’ philosophy which symbolises the renewal and rebirth of the seasons. This day is referred to as Bhogi Pongal and families gather to give thanks to Lord Indra, the deity who brings the rain clouds, providing the water needed to help the crops grow.

Pongal - In Celebration Of The Harvest

The second day, January 15, is known as Surya Pongal – this is the day when the key events of the festival take place. Temples throughout Tami Nadu and the surrounding states organise feasts for the local people. These feasts, known as SamaBandhiVirundu, are a time for the community to come together, prepare and share food as they give thanks for the produce before them.

Traditional Tamil homes decorate their interiors with mango and banana leaves and draw patterns onto the flour with a dusting of rice flour. A typical tradition is also to heat milk until it begins to overflow. Rice is added to the pot to the cries of ‘Pongal! Pongal!’ – and the concoction is then served up to the household, along with an assortment of mouth-watering festival sweets and savouries. The rice and milk combination is also called ‘pongal’ in honourof the festival and this creamy rice pudding is usually flavoured with jaggery, spices and dried fruit and nuts to add texture and flavour to this exotic Indian dish.

On the third day of the festival – Mattu Pongal – the holy cows are worshipped by using bright paints and silvery caps to decorate their horns. The animals are usually bathed and hung with flowers. Crows are also fed on this day as sisters and brothers celebrate their relationships and hope that their bonds will keep them as united as the crow family.

Finally, the fourth day – Kaanum Pongal – is a day for family reunions and giving thanks to those that helped support the harvest.

Why not take your cue from the Tamils and celebrate this January as a time for new beginnings instead of succumbing to the post-holiday blues? Gather your friends and family and head down to one of London’s best Indian fine dining restaurants where you can celebrate your own version of Pongal in style.

Wedding is the most beautiful occasion happens in one’s life and cherishing the moments for a life time is also a lovely experience. Today, the days have become so critical that each and every minute spent is valued and the tight work schedules hardly leave any amount of time for an individual. Therefore, even weddings have become instant with every arrangement taken care of by people employed, amidst all this jeopardy having some quiet and quality time for a new couple is definitely of high importance. For these new couples the below are 5 best mini honeymoon destinations suggested:

5 Best Mini Honeymoon Destinations

Casino Royale

Place visit: Macau

The World’s most extravagant Casino destination popular for gambling, run on money games, entertainment, nightlife and luxury. If you and your partner’s interest is in any of these then Macau is the best place to dock. Macau provides 24-hour adrenaline rush with entertainment venues and restaurant’s open until late.  With more than 30 casinos, including world-famous ones at the Venetian, Grand Lisboa Wynn, Macau promises to be luxurious holiday of a lifetime

Spa Retreat

Place Visit: Phuket

Phuket Thailand’s largest island is always been a darling place for beach lovers and tourists who freak on massage parlors to relax. The hospitality and culture of Thai need to be experienced to find it to be the truest service offered ever. Ancient traditions of natural healing like Nuat Phaen Boran(Thai massage without the use of oils) or modern treatments like reflexology, hydrotherapy etc are a must to have’s in exotic spas or massage parlors on the streets of Phuket. Try a pick of cozy couple’s massage!

Beach Getaway

Place Visit: Sri Lanka

The place with greenery everywhere from beach to barns, a lovely place to honeymoon. Book a beach shack or check into a resort at Negombo, Arugam Bay or Unawatuna that boast you off with picturesque beaches crystal clear waters. Whale watching and sunbathing with your partner would bring you lot of entertainment and fun. The fringed and soothing palm trees surrounded by miles of white and golden beaches are a definite kick start for a honeymoon couple.

Shopper’s Sanctuary

Place Visit: Dubai

Shopaholic couples awesome destination is Dubai. The glitzy malls loaded with wide variety of goods like garments, handicrafts, electronics, jewellery, spices and herbs etc with duty free prices attract tourists round the world. The great Dubai shopping festival and Gold Souk are events which cannot be ignored if you happen to be around Dubai. The lavish restaurants, food, glitterati nights are sure to experience. Though the place stands for extravagant luxury stay, they are quite a few places offers economy honeymoon stays. Go for discounts on flights and accommodation using Yatra coupons!

Adventure Zone

Place to Visit: Vietnam

Though popularly known for its war history, Vietnam has a natural setting for outdoor adventure that the world is discovering: stunning hills, mountains, valleys, rice paddy fields and deserted beaches! You can trek in the mountains of Sapa, go cycling on the length of the Ho Chi Minh Trail or indulge in rock climbing and kayaking unique wildlife, which you can experience at the Cuc Phuong National Park.

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Scuba diving is both a sport and an adventure. And what an adventure it is! It is an experience that can greatly benefit you life. It can positively influence your stamina and have a positive effect on your psyche as well. I will enable you to make long lasting connections with new and interesting people, and let you discover locations from all over the world. Check out this list of five reasons you need to try diving.

5 Reasons You Need To Try Diving

Physical Fitness Benefits

5 Reasons You Need To Try Diving

Diving can greatly improve your strength, flexibility, agility and stamina. Moving through the water makes all of your muscles active, every inch of them. Due to the water’s buoyancy, you hardly feel like making any effort, but your body is in a full workout. The best thing about this is that your heart pumps blood and oxygen to all the working muscles, making diving extremely beneficial to the cardiovascular system.

Relieve Stress

5 Reasons You Need To Try Diving

Physical and mental health are often closely related. Because of the workout that comes with diving, you will immediately feel better mentally. Enough oxygen is supplied to your brain, and you feel better overall. Drifting underwater is another positive thing that comes with diving. You relax in the weightless environment, similar to being in space, and you forget about the world’s problems and troubles.

Oceanic Appreciation

5 Reasons You Need To Try Diving

In this day and age, we tend to forget our connection with nature. Scuba diving lets you re-establish that connection by gazing into the mesmerizing world of coral reef and underwater animals. Being careful not to hurt any of them also raises our consciousness in terms of damage we do to the  planet. When you see the glorious marine life and its biodiversity, it will definitely change the way you see our world.

Explore Different Locations

5 Reasons You Need To Try Diving

There are many heavenly resorts and locations all around the world, but don’t get the chance to travel regularly and explore them all. By taking up diving, you have a very special reason to embark on various journeys, and explore countries and their underwater kingdoms. I can suggest Egypt, the Maldives, Hawaii, but most importantly, Thailand. Diving in Koh Lipe is probably one of the best locations for diving you will ever see. But, don’t take my word for it, go there and see it for yourself.

Socialising

5 Reasons You Need To Try Diving

When you start diving, you will meet many like minded people. You will be assigned to a dive buddy, out of safety precautions, with whom you will most definitely establish a long lasting relationship. You can meet your better half, or  a business partner, or just chat away with other people, to pass the time and talk about the magnificent activity that is diving.

These are just some of the things that make you want to start scuba diving immediately, but if you need more convincing, start exploring it yourself. If you decide to try, you can check out some beginners tips and begin your scuba diving adventure.

Living in a college town like Nacogdoches can be exciting. The real estate of the city is cheaper with better utilities which makes it a favorite amongst many house hunters. If you are looking for cheap apartments in Nacogdoches, follow these simple steps to get the best catch.

Finding Cheap Apartments In Nacogdoches In 3 Steps

  • Step 1- Know what you want

You definitely don’t want to change your condo every now and then. Hence, finding a place where you can survive with ease is essential for you. Before you think about the budget or even start hunting, it is better to chalk down the facilities that you want in your new place. First of all, write all the facilities that you would like in your house. Don’t think too much at this moment. Just write down whatever you need. Some people want a dishwasher while some others want laundry services or pet friendliness of the property. Anything and everything should be included here. Now, create three sections:

  1. The bare essentials
  2. The comfort list
  3. I can live without these

Now, you should start brainstorming and include each of your desired features in one of the three sections. Think through your list and make sure that you think long term. Once you have completed the organization, move to step two. The Californian is perfect for step 2.

  • Step 2- Look for the budget constrains

The next step is to decide your budget. If you wish to rent a one bedroom, then you should first check the cost of utilities in the region. Depending on the locality and the number of facilities that you want, the average cost will stay close to $500-$700. You will easily be able to find a decent place for $600 in the city. The average rental price in the city is 74% lower than the rest of Texas. As a result of this, you will find cheap and affordable housing here. Some of the credit goes to the college town status of this city as well.

  • Step 3- Begin hunting

About 50% of all cheap condos are accorded the status of complexes while about 16% of them are small. Hence, finding the right place would not be difficult. You will have a lot of choices in this case. Find out your favorite neighborhood, check all the facilities that you want and you are good to go. All bills paid condos are also available here. So you can be carefree about your finances.

Health Related Tips-Health is one of the most researched topics online. It could be youth health, old age health or simple diet tips. There is no limit to the topic. Just Add Album a Pinterest style blog is the new entrant which allows the users to get a detailed knowledge about all types of health queries. The site largely covers all health articles which could help health freaks in some or the other manner. So, if you’re looking for some interesting healthy notes, then why not check this new startup.

What makes Just Add Album more interesting is the inclusion of bright and enriching images which highlight the content of the topic. You could broadly get a picture of the fitness blogs, once you see the image. Another great spec added to the site is users are allowed to share the info on social networking sites with their friends. It expands the read of the readers and allows each of the beings online to get to know.

Whether it is about insomnia or seasonal allergies, swimming benefits or tooth ache, you can get a broad access to all health related topics under one roof. So, the next time, you’re finding difficult to access different sites for health issues, you can easily visit Just Add Album and get solutions for the same at one place. Health is something which no one likes to compromise with.

And Just Add Album gives you a broad access to different health topics at one juncture. The highly quality content and rich fitness articles are bound to please the readers. Every health article hold great knowledge which can never harm or side effect any reader in any way. So, browse the site and feel free to follow anything related to your health. It is the most suitable way to know about your health issues.

 

It really doesn’t matter whether you are a veteran diver or a beginner who is trying scuba diving for the very first time – Hawaii is one of the best places to explore the world that waits beneath the waves. There are so many different spots to visit that it can be difficult to choose where you want to explore. There are some great places to explore off the shore of every one of the Hawaiian Islands and each island boasts at least one ‘must see dive’! With that in mind I have put together a list of my top 4 places in Hawaii to go scuba diving so that you can start to narrow down your choices.

Diving-Hawaii

Great Scuba Diving Spots in Hawaii

  • Kealakekua Bay : This popular scuba diving site is located off Hawaii’s Big Island and offers calm waters shielded by towering cliffs. Aside from the plethora of marine life to be discovered during your exploration, many divers also like to kayak out to the monument in honor of Captain James Cook, the explorer who first discovered the islands back in 1778! As an added bonus, you can also snorkel around the base of the statue for some interesting sights
  • Hanauma Bay : At the South East tip of Oahu you will find one of Hawaii’s most popular spots for snorkelling and scuba diving. The bay is actually a Marine Life Conservation Area due to the fragile ecosystem that exists there so there are some restrictions in place. However, it is worth complying with them to enjoy the stunning reefs teeming with colourful fish!
  • Kee Beach: Over on Kauai, Kee Beach offers a sheltered lagoon with some beautiful offshore reefs. However, this spot is only really suitable in the Summer months since the conditions in Winter can be dangerous due to strong winds and currents. There are plenty of kauai rentals to choose from in the summer months as well.
  • The Sea Tiger : If you are interested in wreck dives, then one of the most interesting is the ‘Sea Tiger’ which lies off the Southern shore of Oahu fairly close to Honolulu. It is more suited to experienced divers and offers a really exciting place to explore.  The 165 foot wreck creates a great artificial reef. The top of the wreck is around 65 feet under the surface although you can dive to around 120 feet if you are looking to spot Tiger Sharks or Hawaiian Stingrays during your dive. One of the most commonly spotted residents is a Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle that makes his home in the former cargo hold of the ship!

Getting The Best From Your Scuba Diving Experience

If you have never been scuba diving in Hawaii before then you may not know where to start even once you have picked your dive site. However, there are plenty of local dive tour companies who can lead a scuba diving trip for you. One of my favourite places to go for scuba diving tours in Hawaii is Living Ocean Scuba, you can read about them here if you want some more information about them. Choosing to go with a tour rather than going it alone has a number of advantages including the fact that your guide will know exactly where to look for the best examples of local sealife.

Hawaii is the ideal place to enjoy some scuba diving thanks to the many varieties of marine life that make their home among the reefs. There are also a number of wrecks that can be explored which are always great for an exciting dive! The waters around the Hawaiian Islands are fairly warm pretty much all year round and the various islands all offer there own type of dives each with plenty to experience. It is well worth looking into organised dive tours in order to make the most of your trip to Hawaii as this is going to help you fit in all of the dives that take your interest.