Canada, the United States of America (USA) and Mexico make up North America, and each country offers scuba divers something just a little different. Dive on Caribbean reefs off Mexico. Discover wrecks off the USA’s east coast or dive in submerged volcanic craters in Hawaii. From cold water ocean dives to freshwater spring excursion to tropical adventures, North America offers you a lot of choices for your next scuba vacation.
In the middle of the West Atlantic, some 1000 kilometres/600 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, USA, I an island with a name sure to ring sweet with divers: Bermuda.
No matter what part of the United States you plan to visit, you’ll find an amazing variety of great dives that will keep you coming back for more. From shark-filled North Carolina wrecks to California’s kelp beds, the sheer number and variety of dive sites in the United States is staggering.
Getting a handle on the plethora of dive opportunities is easy if you think regionally. On the West Coast the Pacific beckons. The Prairie Provinces have more great dive sites than the name might imply. Central Canada has wreck diving to rival the best in the world. Atlantic Canada offers up another entire ocean complete with some the biggest tides going. And sitting on top of all this, not to be forgotten by the adventurous, are the enormous Arctic Territories.
From freshwater to saltwater, from cave diving to drift diving and with more shipwrecks than many entire countries, the state of Florida, from a diver’s perspective, may just have it all.
It’s the quintessential tropical vacation destination and, at more than 3219 kilometres/2000 miles from the nearest continental landmass, one of the more remote places on earth.