Best Underwater Photography 1. Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands 2. Belize Atolls 3. Exumas, Bahamas 4. Riviera Maya, Mexico (pictured) 5. St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands eastern side of the Yucatan Peninsula, ramble down coastal Highway 307 through Quintana Roo to some of the best dive sites in Mexico. Playa del Carmen world-class drift diving at Palancar Reef & Columbia Wall , plus bull-shark dives. It is also reach remote Chinchorro Banks. Freshwater caverns scubadiving.com/rivieramaya
5. Scuba Certification: With 120-foot visibility, warm water and tropical fish, Hawaii is a beautiful place to get scuba certified. If you play your Groupon cards right, you could score an excellent deal with Hawaiian full open water PADI scuba certification courses for as low as $151. That includes all books, instruction, equipment and two days of diving in paradise.