USA TODAY: 10 great places to go scuba diving right here in the US – even in the Midwest

Divers usually seek out distant waters for their adventures, but there’s plenty of places to explore closer to home, according to the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI). During the pandemic, the group has seen interest grow in online instruction, and certification at local dive shops.

“Divers are finding adventures in their own backyards,” says Kristin Valette-Wirth, chief brand and membership officer for the group. She shares some favorite close-to-home diving spots with USA TODAY.

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