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6 exciting sports activities in Northern Michigan of the Caribbean islands (Part 1)

Want to have a beach vacation that offers world class scuba diving, secluded beaches and unlimited water sports? This may sound like somewhere in the Caribbean, but a summer in Northern Michigan offers that! Michigan is blessed with four of the five great lakes, all of which create water lovers’ playgrounds for adventurers.

Michigan is the perfect place for water sports. There are some exciting water sports in Northern Michigan as follows. Let’s check out and see which activities should you try when visiting Northen Michigan.

You don’t have to leave the mainland to enjoy your Caribbean vacation. These underwater adventures will help you make the most of your summer in Northern Michigan. So grab a glass of margarine, put an umbrella into the cup, sit back and enjoy the incredible underwater adventures in the Caribbean that you can do in UP.

Scuba diving

If you want to feel like you’re heading to the Caribbean, an island escape is a great way to set the mood. Beaver Island is the largest island in Lake Michigan and has water sports, sunset dinners and deserted beaches. The trip to Beaver Island took us on an adventure on the islands with Mike Weede of Paradise Bay Charters, where we dived to explore some old wrecks.

The Great Lake is a mecca for scuba diving because countless boats litter the lake bed. Visibility has increased over the years due to the zebra mussels clinging to ships from the European Caspian Sea. The ships that once sat in the murky fog now sit in clear water with views of up to 100 feet.

After a day on the water, head to Beaver Island Lodge for a sunset dinner with an innovative menu designed by Chef James Mason. This local dish offers pairs of wine and creative cocktails with their menu.


Ray – Belize Alley Shark

If you’ve ever wanted a encounter with sharks and rays, then don’t miss Shark Ray Alley off the coast of Ambergris Cay in Belize. Belize is famous for scuba diving, and going out to the Blue Hole is an unforgettable experience, but swimming with nurse sharks and rays is one of the most uplifting and thrilling experiences we’ve ever had in life.

The nurse sharks seem to enjoy human interaction and the rays welcome the divers as they swim towards them to touch their incredible wingspan. Attracted for years by fishermen cleaning up their catches, Shark Ray Alley has lots of sharks and rays that are still rushing towards the boats looking for scrap.

Coral reefs are filled with not only sharks and rays, but also colorful fish from Barracuda to clownfish – all in balance and harmony in the sea.

As our guide told us, today, don’t think about fish burgers, instead meet all my friends and shark photos and fish in a new way. When we look at the fish in the sea, we see that they all have a littler personality. They seem playful and full of joy and that’s exactly how we feel.

Scuba diving – Honduras

When we sign up for a master’s degree in diving in Honduras, we simply choose the location because the price is right. Accommodation on Utilla is very cheap and dive shops offer affordable prices. Little is known that it also offers some of the best diving in the world.

We saw everything in the waters of Honduras from sharks to starfish and sea horses to turtles. But it was here that we swam with a group of wild bottlenose dolphins and encountered the first whale sharks. Everything we ever wanted to see in the ocean was witnessed by our own eyes on the islands of Honduras. The sea is warm, clear and full of marine life.


We’ve done a lot of scuba diving around the world, but our favorite scuba diving experience is definitely diving through the flooded holes of this hollow island. Once you emerge inside the cave, you will be able to admire the breathtaking view of light through the gaps above.

The cave is beautiful but the underwater world is outstanding. Lighted up by the rays of the sun, colorful fish swim around the reef and you feel like you’re in a giant bowl of fish.

Underwater horseman – Dominican Republic

It’s interesting to mention our list of Caribbean water sports to try. While on our journey, one of our stops was La Romana Dominican and it was here that we signed up for the trip like the greatest adventure on the island, The Adventure Riders Adventure.

Having the opportunity to drive your own zodiac on broken waves is a thrilling experience and it lives up to the hype. The trip started on a quiet river where you enjoy the view of high cliffs; It was a relaxing and pleasant time.

But once you reach the mouth of the river in the Caribbean, the adventure begins. Everyone started the engine and faced strong waves. These aquatic racers were created to run and you can explore the coast with a bright smile on your face as you enjoy a wonderful ride in the open ocean.

Sailing – Jamaica

Slowing things down a bit, a boat trip is highly recommended anywhere in the Caribbean. This is also one of the Caribbean water sports that you do not have to do anything. I just love stepping on a catfish, sitting in the front seat and letting the waves glide across the trampoline to cool my hot skin.

Jamaica is especially beautiful with rocky coastline, clear water and Reggae music. There are pirates’ caves and coral reefs and we even stop for a moment to see the famous cliff divers at Rick’s Café.

At the end of the day, our inner kid has a chance to shine as we play on a water park with bridges, trampolines and water slides in front of Negril Beach.

6 activities to try when traveling to the Caribbean Bahamas (Part 1)

The Bahamas Island is not only famous for its rich scenery and creatures, it also attracts tourists because of its beautiful nature. suffocating marks in blockbuster movies.

The Bahamas Pig Island is as beautiful as a movie in the Caribbean. The Bahamas Islands possess many small islands with beautiful beaches. Have you seen wild pigs swimming in the blue sea with tourists?

1. Swim at Gold Rock Beach in Lucayan National Park

Gold Rock Beach is the place marked in the blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean. The beach with wild forest is full of wild nature. Seen from the sand, visitors can imagine themselves as lost in the desert in the pirate movie.

Most visitors are free to visit the beaches in the Bahamas after paying the entrance fee to Lucayan National Park is $5. There are also many other beautiful beautiful beaches around Harbor Island and Stocking in the national park. Remember to enjoy all the beachfront dining, bars and restaurants.

2. “Swing” at Atlantis Bahamas

Dubbed as one of the most luxurious resorts in the world, Atlantis owns casinos, golf courses, restaurants with luxury apartments.

Atlantis welcomes international visitors with Aquaventure water park with a total area of ​​nearly 58 hectares. Just fully explore this luxurious resort, visitors are tired enough with the abundant activities here.

In addition to the 11 private swimming pools in the resort complex, Atlantis owns many large white sand beaches and clear blue water for tourists.

3. Scuba diving

This is a sport that everyone should experience when coming to the Bahamas. The seabed here possesses extremely rich flora and fauna. In addition to coral reefs, shimmering underwater caves, this is also a place for rare sea creatures such as stingrays, sea turtles, dolphins, sharks, etc.

In particular, only at the beaches around the Bahamas you can immerse yourself in the characters of Pirates of the Caribbean when you can freely explore the ancient ships that sink beneath the sea.

Diving costs including equipment rental range from USD 100-150 per person for the whole morning or afternoon. Find out the reasonable prices at famous companies like Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas, Sunn Odyssey Divers, etc.

Playing sports on Caribbean islands to explore the underwater world (Part 2)

There is nothing more unpleasant than a mask full of half saltwater, so be sure to cinch the strap on your mask tightly so that no water is printed. This can be done simply by placing the mask on your head first, loose, then pulling the tight straps on either side of the head.

It may sound rough, but the easiest way to keep your mask from getting blurred is to spit it into the lens and rub saliva around, then dip it in water to rinse.

Remember to attach the snorkel to the mask strap to keep it upright while you are swimming and to prevent water from entering the tube.

If water enters your breathing tube, do not panic. Just stop, lift your head above the surface of the water, and remove the mouthpiece and flush or blow it out to get water out.

Don’t be afraid to swim: Yes, they look dorky, and they can hardly walk around while you’re still on the boat. But they will make a different world when you are in the water, especially if you are not a strong swimmer. Try to wait until the last minute before placing your fin – on or near the boat ladder; Doing it in water can be complicated.

Yes, you can dive with the snorkel mask! I love snorkeling around the baths on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands, but you need to dive to appreciate the rock formations here. Just remember to take a deep breath and don’t try to breathe through your breathing tube!

Sea Trek gives you the experience of visiting the ocean floor without having to learn to dive. However, it is more like wearing an old fashioned diving suit, so your movements are quite limited. I would recommend Sea Trek as a one-off novelty – something to do if you never plan to get scuba diving certification. But your experience can vary greatly from location to location, so be sure to get some details about your tour before you go.

Scuba Diving in the Caribbean (Part 3)

While snorkeling and scuba diving are two very different activities which occur in very different locations in most cases, the Caribbean islands can offer both snorkelers and divers the perfect sports for both activities.

You might wonder what are the different between the two; and here it is. The fundamental difference between them is the location of snorkelers and divers in the water. While snorkelers float on the surface so that he can breathe through a snorkel, divers with their air tanks on their backs explore the ocean’s depths.

Sites with Sights

The Caribeean islands has plenty of amazing sites available for both divers and snorkelers such as coral reefs, volcanic vents, and old shipwrecks and underwater formations. Of course, deep dive sites can always offer more incredible sights to behold. In these places, you can enjoy the fun with the whole family as diving and snorkeling are fun for all ages; but of course, depending on the ages of the children, you must choose an appropriate form of activity.

The Cayman Islands Diving

Although the majority of popular sites for both snorkeling and diving require a boat ride, there are still something just offshore to spark your interest such as colorful fish, rays, and anemones close to land. Many of the sites in Carribean island are world-famous.

The Virgin Islands National Park and Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge are popular as both snorkeling and diving locations with locations like Trunk Bay and Leinster Bay Beach which are great spots for snorkelers; and Cane Bay Beach with spectacular wall dive can amzed both divers and snokerlers. You can also visit the islands’ reefs which have plenty of brain and elk coral that grow to amazing sizes and colorful fish, crustaceans, and sponges.

The Cayman and Virgin Islands are just two among various other popular areas to snorkel and dive.  Throughout the Caribbean, there are still plenty of other locations such as Dominica which is famous for its volcanic vents, waters bubble like warm champagne offshore from the city of Scott’s Head; Turks and Caicos with the the Caicos bank homes to corals, sponges, and sea animals along 6000 feet vertical drop-offs; Biminis with shipwrecks, black coral gardens, shallow shoals, and blue holes; Puerto Rico surrounded by a continental shelf, underwater caves and Jamaica are home to several marine parks, including one in Negril and Montego Bay.

Playing sports on Caribbean islands to explore the underwater world (Part 1)

Snorkeling is the easiest and cheapest way to get a good close-up view of the underwater wonders of the Caribbean. Quite a lot of people can wear scuba masks and snorkel breathing; add a pair of swimming fins (flippers) and you really don’t need to do more than float on the surface and look down at life in the sea. It is very simple, even small children can do it.

You might be surprised at how much you can see when snorkeling, even off the beach in your Caribbean resort. During a visit to the Little Dix Bay resort, for example, I was able to cruise right on stingrays and sea turtles as well as the usual colorful fish and reefs.

Most resorts will lend you free snorkeling equipment, making snorkeling both the cheapest and simplest way to explore the underwater world.

You can also join a diving charter, where a boat will take you to the top scuba diving and diving spots around the island you are visiting. Charters often allow you to see unique attractions such as sunken submerged reefs and healthier reefs than you usually see around the resort, meaning more colorful fish and corals, as well as sharks and other large residents.

Scuba divers also pay attention to your safety, and of course there is usually free beer and lunch on offer, in addition to a scenic boat trip. What’s not to like?

A few tips on scuba diving

If you are renting or borrowing equipment, make sure it is clean before you stick it in your mouth. Most dive shops will soak your gears in a mild detergent bath, but if that’s not good enough for your peace of mind, bring some alcohol cleaning pads along. Or, just buy your own device and pack it – a mask and tube really don’t take up a lot of space.

Scuba Diving in the Caribbean (Part 2)

Diving at Coral Reef Sites

Among the diverse underwater ecosystems of the Caribbean, there are some prime breeding grounds for coral which is extremely beautiful, and are a home for many colorful marine creatures. Thus, it is understandable that divers love spending time exploring these reefs. Among various Caribbean island, divers and snorkeler would be amazed with the coast of Belize with the second largest coral reef system in the world, the wonderful waters of marina parks on Bonaire and the coral gardens teeming with fish on Curacao.

Diving from Dive Resorts

If you’re looking for convenient while spending a lot of time under water, the Caribbean island has a wide range of dive resort with on-site dive operation. Divers can book a package that includes meals, equipment, guided excursions, and the only thing that divers have to worry about is diving.

Diving for Marine Life

Throughout the Caribbean, there are various unique offerings that exist such as the Antigua’s calm waters and plentiful marine life make it an attractive snorkeling and diving destination, or the coral reefs with a specific type of fish that are so popular among swimmers. These destinations are best known for their great underwater environments and the majestic habitats such as n sharks, sting rays, dolphins, or more vibrantly colored fish.

Diving from the Shore

Shore diving destination allows divers to access great underwater locations directly from land, which is among the most popular types in the Caribbean. Although, divers should be aware that while they are often expensive and physically demanding.

Palm Beach Diving

Many divers are excited to explore the haunting and yet somehow magical wreck sites of ships in the underwater world. These vessels could be purposely sunk to encourage the development of a new coral reef system, while others were sunk under tragic circumstances. Some of the destinations that divers can explore including Martinique, St. Eustatius, Tortola, Aruba, Antilla, California, Jane Sea, and Pedernales.

Scuba Diving in the Caribbean (Part 1)

Worldwide travelers visit the Caribbean for its warm sands and amazing onshore destinations, but the Caribbean is also home to many of the world’s most popular snorkeling and scuba diving destinations which has so much to offer for avid snorkelers and divers.

Under the incredibly blue tropical waters off the coast of Caribbean island, there is dazzling sights including bright yellow fish darting between flame-colored coral, fragile sea anemones swimming in the current and so much more.

To help you decide where to go on your diving vacation, in this article we will give you the comprehensive guides to scuba diving in the Caribbean.

Best Tourism Hotspots with Good Diving

If you want to combine diving with a lots of other exiting activities, then you’re probably going to be happiest at a major tourism destination that Caribbean has to offers. You have plenty of ways to stay active in the region’s most popular tourism destinations.

For example, Palm Beach, Aruba has at least eight different great dive sites including a breathtaking shipwreck and many shopping, dining, casinos, and other natural attractions on land. Furthermore, there are a wide range of accommodations including major hotels as well as condominium and villa rentals for you to choose.

Diving Hideaways

The Caribbean has many secluded spots for your getaway vacation. Many islands such as the Out Islands of the Bahama or the tiny island nation of Saba are extremely peaceful and quiet allowing you can get away from everything. Diving and relaxation are the only things that you have left to worry about. Isn’t that marvelous?  

Destinations for Diving only

Caribbean also have some destinations that aren’t famous as tourist destinations, but they’re diving favorites such as Dominica, Grenada, Tobago, US Virgin Islands…They are somewhat remote which will take a bit of effort to reach, but once you get there, you know that’s it worthy of your effort.

Diving on a Budget

Yes, diving is an expensive hobby to pursue but some Caribbean islands offer a great deal on lodgings, equipment, training, and excursions – especially if you can book it all as a package deal. If you’re looking to save some money on your dive vacation, check out Akumal, Cancun, Red Hook, Vieques, San Pedro… where you can find lowest price for diving ranging around USD 60-80. They also have inexpensive hotel options, and the dive services offer although you should lookout for hidden fees!