Program 758: Reasons to Scuba Dive; Italy's Amalfi Coast; England's SW Coast Path

Release Date: 06-15-2024


Hear from a scuba diving enthusiast how the scenery beneath the surface can be breathtaking in unexpected ways. Then get tips from a tour guide for enjoying Italy's gorgeous Amalfi Coast in spite of the crowds. And discover how you can enjoy a ramble on one of England's most popular hiking trails, the South West Coast Path.


  • Carrie Miller, co-author of "A Diver's Guide to the World" (National Geographic)
  • Ann Long, tour guide based near Sorrento, Italy
  • Charlie Rawson, tour guide based in Bristol, England

Additional Info

  • Carrie Miller is co-author of "A Diver's Guide to the World." She and her diver husband Chris Taylor also post underwater photos frequently to Facebook and Instagram at "Beneath the Surface Media."
  • Carrie described five reasons to learn to scuba dive for National Geographic.
  • The Rick Steves online guide to Italy's Amalfi Coast region.
  • Ann Long can be contacted for tours in Italy through her Facebook page.
  • Ann has more thoughts on the Amalfi region of Italy on Travel with Rick Steves program #592 from February 2020, on living as an expat in Italy on program #550a in January 2021, and on the nature of "Chaos, Italian Style" on program #366b in August 2023.
  • Charlie Rawson leads walking tours in Bristol and Bath, and elsewhere in England and Scotland. She can be found on Instagram @charlie_rawson, and on Facebook.
  • The National Trail in the UK has a guide to the South West Coast Path, and helpful advice for hiking anywhere in the UK with the countryside code.