By Lauren Tjaden
I’ve always wanted to share what SCUBA reef diving in Florida is like with, well, everyone. I want everyone to have the chance to wonder at the fish, in all their vivid glory and shapes and sizes. I want them to see odd plants that are actually animals swaying in their secret rhythms. I want them to be transported by the experience, as I am, to what is literally another world.
But learning to reef dive takes time. It isn’t cheap, either, even if you just do a "Discovery Dive." Further, all kinds of restrictions exist.
First, you’ll don a state-of-the-art dive helmet that allows you to breathe freely. Then you’ll descend 15 feet below the surface with your Sea Trek Guide for an underwater walking journey in their 300,000-gallon Coral Reef Tank. You’ll encounter schools of tropical fish, stingrays and more. Your experience also includes a full day of shows and exhibits at Miami Seaquarium.
It's that easy.