About that giddy pre­dive feel­ing; Scuba Div­ing cel­e­brates hall of fame in­ductees.

In the mid- to late 1960s, when my fam­ily went on any kind of road trip, my sis­ter, broth­ers and I piled into the back of our 1965 Ford Coun­try Squire sta­tion wagon. We’d play I Spy, count out-of-state li­cense plates, and squab­ble over space.

Scuba Diving - - Contents - — PA­TRI­CIA WUEST, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Who knew what lay ahead on the highway, but there was al­ways the chance that we’d be treated to some­thing spe­cial. As our staff com­piled this is­sue’s Read­ers Choice Awards — the re­sults start on page 46 — I re­al­ized that the tin­gling an­tic­i­pa­tion I felt as a kid just be­fore a road trip is the same ex­cite­ment we divers have as we be­gin a dive va­ca­tion. The pos­si­bil­i­ties for what we might see are end­less, spool­ing out un­der­wa­ter like land­marks along a highway — an un­ex­pected ham­mer­head shark ma­te­ri­al­iz­ing out of the blue (page 52), the mys­ti­cal beauty of a cenote (page 64) or a heart-pound­ing en­counter with an al­li­ga­tor (page 70). Thanks to all of you who took the time to take our an­nual sur­vey and re­call your ex­pe­ri­ences. Some of your picks brought back fond mem­o­ries of dives we’ve also made, and some in­spired us to add to our dream lists. For those of you plan­ning your next dive va­ca­tion, we hope the fea­ture sparks your imag­i­na­tion and cap­tures the joy of tak­ing a trip to some­place spe­cial.

Ready to roll: Wuest (at right) with her brother and sis­ter.

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