If you leave the Bahia Mar Marina on one of Sea Experience's two boats, the journey will take you through the Intracoastal Waterway, along the mansions on Millionaire's Row, through the inlet, and past Fort Lauderdale's miles of gorgeous shoreline. That's the kind of view you want before taking a look below through the glass-bottom boat and finally jumping in the water at one of a few carefully selected snorkel and dive spots. Staff make two trips daily to check out the three natural reef systems along our coast. A standard open-water dive course will run you $579. Sure, you could get certified for cheaper at a lesser shop, but this one comes with pool sessions, a full four dives, PADI certification, and instructors who can't be beat. Most of the captains and instructors have been doing this for so long that the fish swim over to say hello as soon as the boat drops anchor. And we bet ya a million dollars the entire friendly crew would jump in and save you from any rabid manatees or attacking giant sea squids.