Dive and Dine

Four destinations that combine underwater activity and excellent local cuisine.

Scuba diving is a tough workout: in addition to the exertion of moving in water, the increasing pressure of deeper depths causes blood in your appendages to shift towards your chest, increasing the stress on your heart. What is more, according to a report by Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, simply wearing a scuba tank during a dive can increase the body’s consumption of energy by 25 percent, compared to swimming at the surface.

Here, four places where you can take in amazing marine life and recover with equally diverse local cuisine.