Water is a thread that connects us all, and your national marine sanctuaries are places for everyone to get outside and enjoy together. We balance the protection of marine ecosystems, maritime history, and cultures, with allowing responsible enjoyment and compatible resource use within sanctuaries. The majority of waters are open for sustainable recreation, including surfing, diving, snorkeling, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, fishing, tidepooling, visiting educational centers, and watching spectacular wildlife. What are you waiting for: Get into the Blue!