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Katie Doyle

Katie Doyle is a writer and media artist who has been scuba diving since 2020. She is a fan of cold-water diving in the Northeast, where she resides.

Local Diving: Payette Lake, Idaho

The perfect destination to practice the art of ice diving, Payette Lake's cold and clear waters are a must-dive experience.

Exploring the Wooden Wrecks in Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain's floor is replete with wooden vessels, acting as an unofficial record of the area’s commercial shipping history. Some say it’s even home to an ancient sea creature (think the Loch Ness Monster) named Champ.

Hot Spring Diving at Utah’s Homestead Crater

You won’t find any major wildlife sightings here. Rather, Utah’s Homestead Crater leads to a 55-foot limestone dome sheltering a hot spring where divers can enjoy a peaceful dive in calm conditions.

Diving the Cuyuna Mine Pits in Minnesota

You won’t find any coral reefs at this dive spot. Instead, this beloved Minnesota retreat—comprised of about 50 individual sites—is home to a stunning underwater forest, among other treasures.

How to Scuba Dive Island Rock in Port Orford, Oregon

Check out Port Orford, Oregon, through the eyes of the local dive community—then go out and explore your own backyard dive spot.

How to Dive the Blue Heron Bridge in Palm Beach County, Florida

Check out this local shore diving site in Palm Beach County, Florida, through the eyes of the local community—then go out and find your own backyard scuba spot.

Sheraton Caverns: Dive Kauai's Underwater Jungle of Lava

Check out this dramatic dive site off the coast of Kauai through the eyes of the local community.

How to Dive Lobos Rocks in Monterey Bay

Dive with vivacious sea lions and other flora and fauna at this popular dive site in magical Monterey, California. Despite its remote location and challenging conditions, local divers say it is a rewarding experience.

Six Unexpected Dive Adventures Around the World

It’s all on the table: Lake diving in New Zealand, a free resort stay in Papua New Guinea, pairing scuba with daily spa treatments and more.