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
Dive with Cristina, Mexico
Added: 22nd February 2015 by mountaindiver
Hola Cristina,Luis & crew
We had such an awesome experience with Cristina and Luis and crew. We had 8 persons in total, some that wanted to snorkel and 3 that wanted to dive. two of the three had minimal experience and one with none. Cristina promised something for everyone and certainly...
Shallow, but deep!
Island Divers Hawaii, Hawaii
Added: 13th February 2015 by nickc744
Job requirements, and the lassitude of Hawaiian customs, I can never book diving. On arrival in Honolulu I called every dive operator to see if it would be possible to go out on a boat. Not only did Island Divers say yes, they did it in the most pleasant way...
Waikiki Diving Center, Hawaii
Added: 4th February 2015 by nickc744
Just four of us turned up for the 07:15 morning dive. One person cancelled at 07:30 for his Nitrox course. I'm pretty sure most dive centers would have cancelled the trip based on numbers but off we went. The weather had been quite inclement and when we left the shelter...
WATCH OUT !!!!!!!
Tarpon Lagoon Diving Center, USA
Added: 30th August 2014 by WENMIN
This dive shop does not care. If you have 1800 psi left, the dive still ends when they feel that you've had enough!! I did two dives with 4 other divers that went no deeper than 18 feet !!! Maybe to just accommodate a family of snorkelers that were on...
Best diving experience of my life so far.
Jim Abernathy Scuba Adventures, Florida
Added: 28th August 2014 by drtjw
I've been on a 6 days Tiger- and Lemonshark divetrip with Jim Abernethy's Scuba Adventures on board the Shear Water and it was the best dive- and vacation experience of my life. There is a German proverb: the customer is king. With JASA the customer is emperor. Jim and his...
ABSOLUTELY THE BEST!!!
Mauna Lani Sea Adventures , Hawaii
Added: 22nd August 2014 by 1scubafreak
My husband & I always dive with Mauna Lani Sea Adventures when we are on the Big Island twice a year. We wouldn't think of going anywhere else! These guys & gals are outstanding, fun, super friendly & professional all at the same time! They go out of their way...
Awesome Dive Shop
Adventure Outfitters, North America
Added: 9th May 2014 by Millermm
This shop was newly purchased and the new owners have done an awesome job! They have added inventory and set up classes and trips for all levels. Their service department is well trained and complete the services in a timely manner! With all that, they also have great customer service!...