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
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!...
5 STAR ALL THE WAY!
Scuba Adventures QCA, USA
Added: 27th April 2014 by mylazydream
Couldn't ask for a better bunch of people! They have 4 Instructors and numerous Dive Masters who will take extra time with a student having problems with any skills. I wouldn't have made it without them! They also put safety above all else! That was very important to me. Thanks...
Misleading business practices, owner is very rude
Scuba Adventures QCA, USA
Added: 22nd April 2014 by heckkitty
A friend and I signed up to take scuba lessons through this shop for $225, which included the books. We ended up finding a better deal elsewhere a month in advance, and had been previously been told that there was a 25% restocking fee (ie: $56.25 for the books). However,...
April 2014 Multi Dive Trip
Vallarta Undersea - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Added: 16th April 2014 by sardina
My son and I came for a short diving vacation to Puerto Vallarta. We dove with Vallarta Undersea 3 years ago and came back to them.
The dives were fantastic, the personal outstanding, their boats and equipment well maintained and ready to go!
We did a total of 7 dives in 3...
Underwater Sports - Tacoma, USA
Added: 9th March 2014 by TtownDiver
Had a great time diving with these guys the other day! Really took care of me, in and out of the water! This was my first time going on a shop dive with them and even though I had a few gear malfunctions (suit on backwards lol) they made me...