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
Diverspoint Puerto Morelos Mexico, Mexico
Added: 20th May 2013 by Frenser
While staying at the Now Jade just south of the town, we looked for some diving.
We tried a few shops, and it turned out many were closed for Sunday.
Ramona and Johan were open, so we walked in and talked about diving. As Johan can be a real chatterbox,...
Fantastic Dive Centre!!
Fantasea Dive, Mexico
Added: 9th May 2013 by Heatheroag
We arranged a full days diving with Jason at Fantasea Dive before arriving in Mexico in December 2012, Jason's communication and customer service from beginning to end was fantastic!
I paid a deposit before departing and the rest upon arrival. We had arranged 2 Bull Shark dives, (a dream of mine...
A Fantastic Place with Great Staff!
Dudas Diving Duds, USA
Added: 23rd April 2013 by mart211
I got completed my pool dives and classroom portions for my Open Water Course (PADI). Jim prepared me very well for all the fantastic dives I'd have later in my life. We went to Malvern High to do the pool dives and the YMCA. Again, my diving experience would have...
Wet Set Diving Adventures
Wet Set de Mexico, Mexico
Added: 26th March 2013 by ramzj
I dove with WetSet for the third time in February (4 dives) . The first was when Paul owned the shop, the second when Lindsay and Tadd were transtioning in as new owners and the last time when Lindsay and Tadd were fully in their new business.
The service was...
One of my best experiences diving
Prodiver Maui, Hawaii
Added: 24th March 2013 by eisenbraun
I can’t say enough positive things about this dive operation…. I’ve had the good fortune to be able to dive all around the world; Thailand, Cambodia, Australia, New Zealand, Cook Islands, Mozambique, the Caribbean, and more. These guys gave me one of the best experiences I’ve had in all my...
great crew - interesting dives
Kona Aggressor II, Hawaii
Added: 18th March 2013 by hillaw
This was my third agressor experience ( belize & turks and caicos).
The food was fabulous. The crew were friendly & professional. The night dives were unique! We did the manta night dive twice on the Agressor.
My only real criticism of the boat is that they need to have a brighter...