TELL ME MORE ABOUT: Diving with SHARKS

 

Welcome to my new series: TELL ME MORE ABOUT: where I will be sharing resources from my favorite past adventures around our planet during this time when we cannot travel due to COVID-19. In the next weeks, I will share about all 10 trips in my recent article on Ms Magazine and I wanted you to have access to the photos, articles and videos that I produced from these experiences. For now, I hope you find inspiration until we can all begin to wander around the world again.

Lisa Niver Scuba Diving with Bull Sharks
Lisa Niver Scuba Diving with Bull Sharks in Mexico

I learned to scuba dive in Monterey Bay in 1990 after I dropped out of USCF Medical School. I had some challenges learning to breathe on SCUBA but I figured it out and fell in love.

Some of my most favorite adventures ever have been under water! Use this link to see all of my scuba stories and videos and see below for some of my trips to Shark School with ProDive in Mexico, a liveaboard in Cuba at Jardines de la Reina, scuba in Las Vegas in chain mail at Shark Reef, Dive-in with PADI at Beaches Turks and Caicos and many visits to the Scuba Show in LA and once to DEMA in Las Vegas!

Are you ready to Dive at Gardens of the Queen?
Lisa scuba diving in Cuba at Gardens of the Queen
I loved Sharkschool in Playa del Carmen. We had class each day and went scuba diving with Bull Sharks. Read all about it ScubaDiverLife: A Visit to SharkSchool in Playa del Carmen
ScubaDiverLife SharkSchool

After working on cruise ships for seven years, I had been to nearly every Caribbean island except Cuba. I was thrilled to go diving with Avalon Cuban Diving Centers to experience Jardines De La Reina (Gardens of the Queen).  Gardens of the Queen is a protected marine area and the number of divers per year is limited to under 1000. It is an area with 150 islands. We dove in the Southern part and expected to see Caribbean reef sharks, Silky sharks, sting rays, nurse sharks and healthy coral reefs which Andersen Cooper called a “Living Time Machine” when he visited for CNN in 2011.

Do you want to dive with me in Cuba?
Do you want to dive with me in Cuba?

I sat on the bottom of the tank in Shark Reef, Mandalay Bay in a full suit of chain mail and sang myself, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY!” I absolutely had a blast! Of course, you can swim with sharks in Las Vegas! I was invited to share my Five Star Luxury Vegas Vacation on Frommer’s Instagram! Click here to see more. Watch all of my Five Star Luxury Vegas adventures in this video.

Thank you so much to Beaches Resorts and PADI for including me in an epic scuba trip in Turks and Caicos for Dive-in with PADI LIV+ Event. We went scuba diving in the best locations and enjoyed all of the restaurants at Beaches Turks and Caicos. Dive-in with PADI is a Luxury Included Vacation + Events (LIV+) with five days of exhilarating aquatic adventures in turquoise waters. We saw so many SHARKS! It was superb diving and a great group. More about our trip: “Can your family vacation change the world?” and Tell Me More About Beaches Turks and Caicos!

PADI Dive in LIV+ Beaches Turks and Caicos
PADI Dive-in LIV+ Beaches Turks and Caicos 2020

To see more dive videos, dive stories and especially what happens at the Scuba Show in Long Beach and DEMA in Vegas: click here!

Lisa Niver scuba diving Coolidge in Vanuatu
Lisa Niver scuba diving Coolidge in Vanuatu
Lisa Niver underwater with PADI Dive-In at Beaches Turks and Caicos
Lisa Niver underwater with PADI Dive-In at Beaches Turks and Caicos 2020

Lisa Ellen Niver

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 Blog and the top female travel blogger 3 times in 2019. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over one million views on her YouTube channel. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on both Twitter and Facebook, has over 150,000 followers across social media and ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. She has been a finalist for six Southern California Journalism Awards in the past three 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 Scary Challenges 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. http://lisaniver.com/one-page/

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