Five underwater adventures for your bucket list
They obviously knew that to get me to read they needed to find something that interested me. And as a child I was fascinated by the idea of scuba diving.
Willard Price once said,
“My aim in writing the Adventure series for young people was to lead them to read by making reading exciting and full of adventure.”
He certainly achieved his aim with me. After “Diving Adventure” I continued to read the whole series, and I have been an avid reader ever since. Thanks Willard.
At sixteen I joined the local scuba club and learned to dive. After college I did a lot more diving too, and have often returned to the sport during my adult life whenever I have been in a suitable location.
For my bucket list of 100 goals I had a few underwater experiences I wanted to achieve.
Here are five ideas for submerged adventure you might consider adding to your bucket list.
1) Christ of the Deep
I first came across a photo of “Christ of the Deep” in a UK dive magazine, and thought it would be an interesting site to visit.
It turns out there are actually three underwater “Christs”. Naturally, I wanted to visit the original one found at a greater depth, in Portofino in Italy. In Italian, the statue is known as Cristo degli Abissi.
The second “Christ”, cast from the same original mold, can be found in Grenada in the Caribbean. The third is in the Florida Keys, and is in shallower water, so is accessible to snorkellers too.
Find out more about the statues here:
Christ of the Abyss (Wikipedia)