Catalina Island in the United StatesWritten by Jakob Jelling
Catalina Island is a very popular diving destination not only in United States but through entire world as well. This island is located at Pacific Ocean, near California, and is known as main diving destination of that region. Tourists who visit this region can practice several different water related sports as well as many other entertaining activities, among which we can name, for example, snorkeling, diving, swimming, windsurfing and kayaking among many others.
One of main characteristics and principal attractions which bring divers from many different places to Catalina is excellent water visibility they can enjoy in its waters. Visitors who dive in this area's waters enjoy of a great underwater visibility all year around, which allows them to easily observe and even photograph underwater world.
Besides visibility, there are several other characteristics which turn this diving destination into a great one. Among these other characteristics, we can name variety of different diving spots this area has. Divers who visit Catalina Island might be able to explore caves, cliffs and wrecks while diving in a variety of spots and surrounded by a very colorful environment as well.
Bikini Atoll for expertsWritten by Jakob Jelling
Bikini Atoll is a diving destination mainly recommended for experienced divers. Due to its characteristics, this Marshall Islands' destination is usually not recommended for novice divers or even those who do not count with at least 50 dives in their past. It is recommendable that those divers who wish to visit this area learn about it and its diving requirements before doing so.
One of main attractions this atoll offers is its wrecks. Bikini Atoll waters contain some of most famous World War II wrecks of world based on shipwrecks which are spread on different spots such as in Rabaul and Hansa Bay or other areas toward northeast of Atoll.
Some of most visited Bikini Atoll's wrecks are USS Arkansas battleship, HIJMS Nagato battleship and USS Saratoga aircraft carrier. These three wrecks are largest ones which visitors could find in Bikini's lagoon; their sizes range between 200m and 300m. Some other interesting wrecks to visit in area are Agano class cruiser Sakawa, Pilotfish and Apogon among others.