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5 Epic Water-Based Escapes on and Under the Waves

by Jarone Ashkenazi

Sep 25, 2023

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Trends / Adventure

Embark on extraordinary aquatic adventures both on and under the water with these five epic water-based escapes. Perfect for those who want to get away from the searing heat of the summer, these five experiences either teach travelers new skills or provide the ideal platform to hone their craft.



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Catamaran Sailing

Catamaran Guru Sailing Academy offers high-quality, learn-to-sail, liveaboard yacht vacations in South Florida and The Bahamas. The sailing school offers RYA sailing courses and ICC Certification, so sailors can boost their confidence and most importantly increase safety on the choppy waters. The all-inclusive sailing school teaches hands-on sailing aboard a 2021 Bali 4.2 or a Catana OC 50 performance catamaran, ensuring guests not only learn in comfort, but also learn in luxury.


Underwater Expeditions

If you are a bit more adventurous and want to dive deeper into your next water adventure, SubMerge is a leading provider of underwater expedition services. Its team of experts includes submersible pilots, underwater mapping scientists, underwater ROV engineers and global expedition managers and coordinators. Skilled pilots and operators work closely with clients as part of every expedition to display safety and recovery protocols, underwater safety and rescue missions, as well as offering assistance with systems and technology assessment and procurement.



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Surf Retreats

More than just a surf camp, Rise Up Surf Retreats immerses you in the very heart of the waves. The company’s all-inclusive surf retreats in Central America offer an exceptional surf experience where individuals can ride the waves, receive expert coaching and enjoy luxurious accommodations, creating a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation. From a lens of harnessing the power of the ocean, Rise Up focuses on surf coaching, yoga and mindful living. Along with the thrill of catching the perfect wave, Rise Up teaches guests how to ground down through yoga and rejuvenate their mind, body and spirit.


Small-Ship Expeditions

Aqua Expeditions creates intimate, small-ship expeditions to distant parts of the world through immersive river cruises in destinations such as the Amazon and Mekong rivers. The luxury travel company operates five vessels offering a 1:1 guide-to-guest ratio along with personalized service. Its vessels range from seven to 20 cabins maximum. Offering much more creativity and flexibility than the usual adventures, these luxury expeditions curate authentic adventure and cultural experiences in locales around the world.


Scuba Diving Worldwide

Last but certainly not least, PADI Travel, an online platform, specializes in connecting scuba divers with dive operators and resorts around the world. Explorers can easily book a trip to one of the world’s top diving destinations and choose from a multitude of vacation options, including liveaboards, dive resorts and dive packages. It also offers eco-travel options for travelers to share in life-changing vacations, which can truly affect ocean conservation.


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