Planet earth is brimming with a host of magnificent bodies of water just waiting to be explored. If your idea of a good time revolves around the water, you would be wise to consider a trip to a destination that is centered around its aquatic offerings. Here are three bucket list destinations for those wanting an amazing aquatic adventure:


The incredibly diverse country of Taiwan will delight visitors looking to play near and in the water. Surrounded by the East China Sea to the north, the South China Sea to the south, the Pacific Ocean to the east, and the Taiwan Strait to the west, it is easy to see why the country boasts so many water adventures. From surfing and diving to sea kayaking and simply sunning on the many stunning beaches, there is something for everyone in this tropical paradise. A favorable exchange rate makes Taiwan a surprisingly affordable vacation destination.


The Mexican paradise of Cancun is a haven for travelers looking to get up close and personal with a myriad of marine life. Cancun offers things to do like boating opportunities, seeing a variety of aquatic life, and swimming in unique places. The waters of Cancun are known for their whale sharks, barracudas, stingrays, and more, making it important to exercise caution when deep-sea diving. A guided tour is an ideal way to experience the beauty of the underwaters of Cancun while minimizing risk. Less adventurous visitors can choose to snorkel or even view the marine life from a boat.


As the granddaddy of them all, the Great Barrier Reef is the ultimate destination for those looking for a thrilling aquatic adventure. Located off the coast of Queensland, Australia in the Coral Sea, this reef and its diverse marine life attracts divers from all over the globe. The crystal-clear water is home to manta rays, sea turtles, sharks, and an abundance of stunning coral formations. You do not have to be a professional diver to experience this natural wonder. There are a variety of tour companies that will take out beginning divers. Or you can choose to experience the magic without even getting wet from the comfort of a glass-bottom boat.

The world offers an abundance of aquatic experiences. Getting out there to explore the underwaters of this amazing planet will scratch your itch for wanderlust while delivering a sense of adventure and rejuvenation. 

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