Diving is one of the most popular sports in the USA. There are points for interesting dives almost along the entire coast. The Americans pay increased attention to safety: instructors undergo serious training, boats are equipped with first aid kits, so that all possible risks are minimized.
The most sophisticated divers traditionally come to the shores of Florida. The local underwater world is corals of all colors of the rainbow, hundreds of species of fish, picturesque caves and wrecked pirate ships. To increase diversity, artificial reefs and fresh water sources are organized at the bottom. Off the coast, the depth is shallow, it will be comfortable for beginner divers. Experienced divers swim to the Molas Reef or Biscayne National Park, 95% of which is hidden under water. A trip to the Florida Keys, an archipelago of 1,700 beautiful islands, which are home to swordfish and other colorful inhabitants, will also bring a lot of impressions.
Touching the corals with your hands and picking up artifacts of the past from the bottom is strictly prohibited. Check liuxers for customs and traditions of United States.
In California, you can’t live without water activities either: in Los Angeles, they dive along the beaches of Corona del Mar, Zuma, Sunset Beach and Cabrillo. Divers from all over the world have also chosen Hawaii with its luxurious nature. On Maui you can watch whitetip sharks, eagles, octopuses and schools of tropical fish, on Oahu you can look into Turtle Bay, and on Big Island you can swim with stingrays at night.
The love of Americans for “snow” sports is evidenced by the fact that the Winter Olympics were held here four times. Fortunately, everything has everything to skiing: a favorable climate, developed infrastructure, an abundance of tracks and more affordable prices compared to European ones. Most of the slopes are located at an altitude of 2100-3500 m above sea level, all of them are covered with “American powder” – dry and light snow, ideal for sliding.
The most popular ski resorts are in Colorado. The title of the most prestigious has long been earned by Aspen with dizzying landscapes, luxurious hotels and mansions of Hollywood stars. There are 4 isolated ski areas: Aspen Mountain, unsuitable for beginners with difficult slopes, Buttermilk with wide slopes, a superpipe and a fun park, Aspen Highlands and Snowmass, suitable for skiers of any skill level.
In total, Aspen has more than 200 km of slopes with a single ski pass.
The Beaver Creek resort is more comfortable and democratic. There is a children’s school, beginner zones and The Talons Challenge with 13 of the toughest tracks in North America. A free shuttle runs between the surrounding villages, and most hotels can be reached on skis. Snow falls first in Breckenridge, built right above the old city of gold diggers with Victorian architecture. Vail Valley, west of Denver, ranks among the top 5 ski resorts in the world, with more than 190 runs for athletes of all skill levels in the Front Side, Blue Sky Basin and Back Bowles areas, and plenty of entertainment in the surrounding area from restaurants and art galleries to bobsleigh and paragliding.
There are also modern ski resorts in California. Kirkwood has deep snow and steep slopes, and it is here that the international freeride championship is held. Northstar near the lake of the same name resembles an aristocratic alpine village. Heavenly off the coast of the Tahoe has a vibrant nightlife with Vegas-style clubs and casinos. And in Utah, they ski at the Park City resort with several autonomous zones: from affordable to elite.
The key to the effectiveness of American medicine is government funding that covers the cost of the most modern equipment and effective medicines. US scientists are constantly searching for new methods and tools, about half of all medicines created in the world are invented here. Particular attention is paid to personnel training.
Oncology tops the list of top healthcare industries in the United States. Even patients with the most difficult diagnoses can count on life extension: sparing chemotherapy, non-invasive radiosurgery, innovative proton therapy and nanotechnology can successfully fight brain tumors, mammary glands and other types of cancer.
Well-known clinics in the USA are the Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and Sloan-Kettering in New York, Mayo in Rochester, Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, and the Medical Center of the University of California at San Francisco.
Cardiac surgery also occupies a leading position: today more heart operations are performed here than anywhere else in the world. Recently, diagnostics and treatment have been carried out using robotic systems. Among the most common interventions are prosthetic heart valves, catheterization, implantation of defibrillators, angioplasty.
Neurosurgery is well developed in the country: doctors heal tumors, hematomas, brain abscesses and epilepsy, and look for ways to treat Parkinson’s disease. Patients with orthopedic diseases also come to the States, gaining freedom of movement thanks to modern endoprosthetics and quick rehabilitation. Another topical area is the fight against excess weight: gastric banding, bypass surgery and other bariatric methods.