, 13 2019

The gem of Rapid Bay Jetty: a leafy seadragon in south Australia

The gem of Rapid Bay Jetty: a leafy seadragon in south Australia
Nadia Aly/National Geographic

Tubbataha is home to 90% of the coral species native to the Philippines

Tubbataha is home to 90% of the coral species native to the Philippines
Tubbataha, Philippines.
 Steve De Neef/National Geographic

Caribbean reef sharks patrol the national marine park’s waters in Cuba

Caribbean reef sharks patrol the national marine parks waters in Cuba
Caribbean reef sharks in Cuba.
 David Doubilet/National Geographic Creative

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The shipwreck’s massive hull offers plenty for divers to explore

The shipwrecks massive hull offers plenty for divers to explore
Statia — Charlie Brown Wreck.
 Mauricio Handler/National Geographic Creative

A diver captures underwater photos of the rich coral reefs in Indonesia's Wakatobi National Park

A diver captures underwater photos of the rich coral reefs in Indonesia's Wakatobi National Park
Wakatobi National Park, Indonesia.
 Nadia Aly

Caribbean reef sharks circle a diver exploring the wreckage in the Ray of Hope wreck

Caribbean reef sharks circle a diver exploring the wreckage in the Ray of Hope wreck
Ray of Hope wreck, Bahamas.
 Nadia Aly

A diver passes a school of fish on a dive in Kona

A diver passes a school of fish on a dive in Kona
Kona, Hawaii.
 Jason Lafferty

The stunning neon pattern of a giant hawkfish in Mexico

The stunning neon pattern of a giant hawkfish in Mexico
El Boiler, Mexico.
 Alex Mustard

Brown boobies check underwater for lunch in Cocos Island

Brown boobies check underwater for lunch in Cocos Island
Cocos Island, Costa Rica.
 Matty Smith

A dusky grouper explores the reefs in the Azores

A dusky grouper explores the reefs in the Azores
Azores, Portugal.
 Franco Banfi

The beach’s namesake shark patrols the reef in Tiger Beach

The beachs namesake shark patrols the reef in Tiger Beach
Tiger Beach, Bahamas.
 Brian Skerry

Divers prepare to descend from the landing dock of Devil’s Den

Divers prepare to descend from the landing dock of Devils Den
Devil's Den Cave in Florida.
 Jeremy Rodriguez

Divers explore the fascinating underwater ice formations in Antartica.

Divers explore the fascinating underwater ice formations in Antartica.
Antartica.
 Franco Banfi

Before you dive, take in the Great Blue Hole from the sky in Belize

Before you dive, take in the Great Blue Hole from the sky in Belize
Belize.
 Brian Skerry/National Geographic Creative