Scuba Bucket List, what is on yours?

As the adventure that was 2018 melts into 2019, it is a wonderful time to review your scuba bucket list. Places, animals or just experiences. What is on your scuba bucket list? Do you have a bucket list? I actually have 3, but we will just concentrate on my scuba bucket list.
I was fortunate to mark an animal off my list on our spring adventure to Costa Rica by having a whale shark cruise by. Alas the Hammer Head remains on my scuba bucket list along with a yellow head jaw fish that has eggs in his mouth. I would add in cage diving with Great Whites as well.
I have been very lucky to be able to travel the Caribbean and visit all the islands except for Cuba. Even though I have been blessed to have been and seen so many amazing places, there are some special spots and even a few “unique” places to explore still. One is going to be our spring trip for 2020 with a trip to The Villa on the Rock in Honduras. As for other places on my scuba bucket list, the Pacific Ocean is calling as well as the Indian Ocean. I know that leaves some places to your imagination, but I cant give away all my list. And after all the oceans cover over 70% of the planet. You will just have to follow along on our adventures to explore some of them with me.
You might even have a new diver rating on your scuba bucket list. Maybe Master Scuba Diver or even Dive Master. 2019’s adventure just might be the time for you to check your scuba bucket list and check off a few places, animals or classes off that really long list. 

We all have our dream adventures. Things and places we want to see and experience. This year instead of resolutions, why not make a small bucket list. As I said I have a few different list. They relate to things I like to do and by keeping them separate it keeps my list manageable. And unlike resolutions, I won’t be breaking any of them. Just adventuring.

What is on your scuba bucket list

scuba bucket listLast night I went home and asked Donna what is on her scuba bucket list.  The answers didn’t really surprise me. But a few of the critters did. When you read any scuba magazine and you will discover many different places and critters that are on our scuba bucket list. But let’s take a look at what is on our scuba bucket list Among the destinations on our scuba bucket list are (in no special order) Wakatobi, Palau, Raj Ampat, Yap, Chuuk Lagoon, the Red Sea and Cuba. Our bucket list does have a more South Pacific feel to it than some others, but on the list of places to go to again and again would be Little Cayman, Bonaire and Belize especially Turneffe and Lighthouse Atolls. How about some scuba bucket critters?  Whale sharks and Hammerheads would definitely top our list, so maybe a trip to the Galapagos or Cocos Islands is in order and should be added to the scuba bucket list.  Mandarin fish and leafy sea dragons and definitely on our list as is many different nudibranchs and yes even the great white cage dive. What else is on our scuba bucket list?  Discovering a pirate ship would be cool and there are many historical wrecks that we would love to have the opportunity to dive.  There is the sardine run off of South Africa as well as some entry-level tech dives that we would love the chance to see.  The scuba bucket list even has a few classes that we would like to take and even teach. There are so many different places and critters on our entire scuba bucket list that it is hard to imagine ever completing the list. Some such as Cuba, maybe shouldn’t be on our list, but I have always wanted to go to Cuba to explore. Afterall, Cuba at one time was a playground and is so close to us. So what is on your scuba bucket list? scuba joe