Scuba diving is not a solitary sport; you will need a buddy on every dive. If you don't have a regular diving buddy, with whom you do all your diving, you will at least want to get to know other scuba divers you can go underwater with. Joining in Manta Divers group outings and tropical trips is a great way to do this.
For many scuba divers who live in colder climates, scuba is a purely vacation sport. For those able to travel, we have made a list of the most amazing dive destinations in the world. Write the list, with permanent magic marker, on the bottom of your swim fins and cross each one off as you dive them!