Is it on your Scuba Diving Bucket List? Niver picks Palau


Lisa Niver on MIC Scuba Diving ExpertThank you to MIC and for including me in their article,

6 vacation destinations to add to your Scuba Diving Bucket List!”

Blue Corner, Palau

Palau in general is considered one of the best dive spots in the world, with stunning clear waters and an abundance of wildlife — much of which is protected thanks to the 2015 creation of a massive marine sanctuary. But perhaps the best-known dive site is the Blue Corner, where reef walls are home to a vast variety of wildlife, including sharks, barracudas and more. The currents can be pretty strong at the Blue Corner, so it’s best for experienced divers; and, as noted by PADI, divers typically anchor themselves to (dead parts of) the reef so the current doesn’t take over. Lisa Niver, founder of We Said Go Travel, did just that. “The divemaster hooked us into the reef, and we literally hung in the current like kites as sharks and other underwater creatures swam by us,” she said. “It was magical.”

Lisa Niver on MIC Scuba Diving Expert

Where has Lisa been diving? All over our planet!
See some of her dive videos underwater in

Dominican Republic, Mexico, Cuba, Bonaire:

Read Lisa’s articles about scuba diving:


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Lisa scuba diving in Cuba at Gardens of the Queen


Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a television host, travel journalist as well as a passionate artist, educator and writer who has explored 101 countries, 6 continents and sailed on cruise ships for seven years on the high seas and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which was read in 212 countries in 2018 and named #3 on the top 1000 Travel Blogs. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over 900,000 views on her YouTube channel. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on both Twitter and Facebook, has over 140,000 followers across social media and ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries.
She has been a finalist for five Southern California Journalism Awards in the past two years and won an award for her Jewish Journal article. Niver has written for AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres (United Airlines), Jewish Journal, Luxury Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Myanmar Times, National Geographic, POPSUGAR, Robb Report, Saturday Evening Post, Scuba Diver Life, Sierra Club, Ski Utah, Smithsonian, Trivago, USA Today 10best, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave Rebel: 50 Adventures Before 50,” about her most recent travels and challenges. Look for her underwater SCUBA diving, in her art studio making ceramics or helping people find their next dream trip.
Scuba Dive with Bull Sharks at SharkSchool
Lisa Niver scuba diving with Bull Sharks at SharkSchool
Is Bonaire Bucket List Worthy for Diving?
Lisa Niver diving at Salt Pier in Bonaire. Photo by Aalia Udawala

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries on six continents. This University of Pennsylvania graduate sailed across the seas for seven years with Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, and Renaissance Cruises and spent three years backpacking across Asia. Discover her articles in publications from AARP: The Magazine and AAA Explorer to WIRED and Wharton Magazine, as well as her site WeSaidGoTravel. On her award nominated global podcast, Make Your Own Map, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors, and as a journalist has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist twenty-two times. Named a #3 travel influencer for 2023, Niver talks travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, her YouTube channel with over 2 million views, and in her memoir, Brave-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty.

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