Spotted in the News: 10 Best Scuba Sites to Try Your First Dive

Channel Islands National Park, Calif.

This five-island national park offers an all-day diving adventure, with boat access from Santa Barbara or Ventura. The cool Pacific water encourages the growth of kelp forests and attracts seals. “Each island has its own personality. The boat operator will always try to find a spot where there’s minimal waves and as little current as possible,” Shreeves says. More>>