Tropical reefs, shipwrecks, kelp forests, legendary caves and some of the best cold water scuba diving in the world . . .
North America, home to the beautiful tropical reefs of Hawaii and Florida, amazing shipwrecks in Ontario, North Carolina, and the North East, incredible kelp forests in California and the Pacific Northwest, and even the Giant Octopus and Orcas of British Columbia.
As for the USA, the unexpected cold ocean off the California coast with it's spectacular kelp. Also, have a look at the national wildlife refuge at Midway Atoll now open to the public after 50 years and for wreck lovers, there is world class wreck diving in North Carolina.
Canada is dry suit country. If you can take the cold water, the rewards include an incredible array of filter feeders and marine life that you'll never dive with in warm waters. Vancouver Island, is a remarkable wilderness destination, both on land and in the water. You'll find anything from eagles to orcas, sea lions to bears, while diving with a remarkable range of animals such as sea lions, seals, wolf eels and giant Pacific octopuses. Scuba diving is controlled by the enormous tides that dictate when and where the water is moving, so choosing an experience operator is important.
Mexico offers a lot of different kind of diving. Most divers and tourists alike are familiar with the legendary Cozumel. But there is also great diving in Playa del Carmen with both ocean and cave diving in the world renowned Cenote system. For world class liveaboard diving, go to the Socorros Islands in the Pacific off Baja California. Here you will find whales in March.
North America: Latest User Reviews
Maldives Aggressor Feb 2014 WOW!
Aggressor Fleet, Galapagos Islands
Added: 2nd March 2014 by GRDiver
I don't normally write reviews on stuff but felt that I needed to here. We just got back from a week on the Maldives Aggressor and in one word - WOW!
The crew were outstanding! From the dhoni to the mother ship Captains Hussian and Mahmood got us safely to...
Excellent IDC / MSDT training
Phocea Mexico, Mexico
Added: 17th February 2014 by julienbeignet
I have taken my IDC and MSDT training and passed my IE with PADI in this 5 star PADI CDC center, being trained by a Platinum PADI Course Director, who has been awarded an Excellence prize for a 5th year in a row! And no wonder why! (just to let...
Beware of rain checks and night dives!
Dive Paradise, Mexico
Added: 30th January 2014 by jimmcf1963
My son and I just returned from diving with Paradise Divers and this trip was a real disappointment. Last year, we had six dives cancelled due to port authority closing the ports in Cozumel (before warned, the Port Authority can close ports at any time and often the closure has...
DO NOT BUY FROM THIS PLACE
Prime Scuba, USA
Added: 2nd January 2014 by noblesix
Ten days ago I placed an order online. I checked out, filled out the billing and shipping address and I received a transaction notification from my bank. After that, I received an email from Prime Scuba saying they can't proceed the order because the addresses were different. It's true because...
Unfortunate disappointment and unfriendly owner
Sunshine Scuba, Florida
Added: 30th November 2013 by Knewel1
Bob should possibly try to run this operation with out his incredibly rude wife. After renting wetsuits from them over the holiday they were incredibly rude upon return when they were completely aware of when we would be returning them and decided to charge us for another day when they...
Best Dive Crew on Oahu
Kaimana Divers, Hawaii
Added: 18th November 2013 by michaeldreb
Dove yesterday with Kaimana Divers, They were great, All were very professional and knew their stuff. They made sure that everyone was safe before, during and after every dive. I did 4 dives with them, each one was outstanding. Different dive masters in morning then in afternoon, all were equally...
Aqua Safari, Mexico
Added: 17th November 2013 by kerrycorcoran
Class act all the way.
We booked with Aqua Safari as we were able to utilize our Palace credits towards Scuba Diving. The boats held approximately 8 divers, tanks and crew. On average the ride to the deep reef was about an hour out. During the surface interval, we'd travel...