<p>Surrounded by 1,900-foot-deep canyons, Sipadan attracts its share of big fish, with Barracuda Point at its vortex. In addition to swarming hammerhead and leopard sharks, hundreds of razor-toothed barracuda circle in a hypnotic formation.</p>

Barracuda Point, Malaysia

Surrounded by 1,900-foot-deep canyons, Sipadan attracts its share of big fish, with Barracuda Point at its vortex. In addition to swarming hammerhead and leopard sharks, hundreds of razor-toothed barracuda circle in a hypnotic formation.

Photograph by Aquascopic/Alamy

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Considering most of Earth is covered by ocean, we should really spend more time at sea. It's soothing, adventurous, and mysterious—the ultimate escape. Life mellows when you've got the sound of the waves, the warmth of the sun, and an endless horizon before you. Dive below the surface into a coral garden with a flurry of fish. Submerge to the depths where hammerhead sharks patrol ancient shipwrecks. Then surface and find a pair of deck chairs to watch the sunset for a sea of possibilities.

Anne and Mike Howard travel the world and share their adventures at HoneyTrek.com. Follow them on Instagram @honeytrek.

This story is based on excerpted text from the National Geographic book Ultimate Journeys for Two. It has been edited and condensed for clarity.
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