Towns in Diver Down are created to be more dynamic than the usual stock. Not only are they places where you can heal and upgrade equipment but they are usually the foundations to the next few events. Care was taken to give each a unique theme, purpose, and feel. People will often change what they talk about depending on what is going on, and there are ways to get to certain restricted areas as the story unfolds, keeping the player interested. Each town has at least one optional secret or task to do, and usually a puzzle or two to boot. One can expect to spend at least 30 minutes of looking around when entering a new town in Diver Down.