The state of Georgia is located in the south east of the US. It is bordered by 5 states, with Florida being to the south. To the east it has an Atlantic coastline of 100 miles in length and is also bordered to the east by South Carolina. To the west, it borders Alabama. To the north it borders upon the states of North Carolina and Tennessee. The state capital of Georgia is Atlanta, which is also the most populous area.
The climate of Georgia is subtropical and humid, with long hot summers and mild short winters. During the winter the temperatures vary from 42°f (5c) to 62°f (16c) and in the summer from 74°f (23c) to 89°f (31c). The annual rainfall is of 45 inches and most of the rainfall is during the Spring and Summer.
Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary is the only marine sanctuary off the coast of Georgia and in size covers over 14,000 acres. It is the only sanctuary between Cape Hatteras in North Carolina and Cape Canaveral in Florida. The reef is not the typical reef that you would find in tropical waters and you will not find the colorful corals that you find on the Great Barrier Reef or the Red Sea, but the reef has its own unique features. At a depth of 60-70 feet and 16 miles off Sapelo Island, the reef is recommended for experienced ocean divers only.
For inland diving, a lot of divers like to keep their hand in at Lake Lanier, where you can enjoy many other sports. A lot of divers also like to travel in to Florida to dive at sites such as Ginnie Springs and many of the other springs in North Florida.
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