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
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...
Scuba Works, Florida
Added: 24th October 2013 by cdwolk
WHAT A TERRIFIC STAFF!!!!!!!!! I took my PADI open water last July with Donna Askew. I was so comfortable and confident that when my 13 year old son was ready, I signed him up with ScubaWorks for his course. I wanted my instructor, but with scheduling conflicts, she assured me...
Aaron's Dive Shop, Hawaii
Added: 6th October 2013 by zenjutsuka
Aaron's is simply the best there is when it comes to diving on Oahu, whether it be for fun dives, certification, or continuing education.
After my initial Open Water Diver certification, my dive buddy and I took the Emergency First Responder course combined with the Emergency Oxygen Provider course. Despite...
Sound Dive Center, USA
Added: 5th October 2013 by albinnova
In August this year, we rented gear from the center (the same as they use in classes). When performing buddy check, the problems started. The short history is that the second stage needed service and had to be replaced with another rental from an adjacent dive shop. Next problem was...
Diving the MUSA
Squalo Adventures, North America
Added: 30th September 2013 by Goly1012
What an awesome experience. Andres was great !!! He was so patient with me and my husband who are beginners. My mask kept flooding and he graciously let me use his which was a perfect fit for me. I cannot say enough about him. He made my first open water...