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.
The diving in California is varied and spectacular, but if there’s one thing that defines this state’s dive experience it’s the massive, looming kelp forests that rival the state’s redwoods.
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.
From a diver’s point of view, Canada really has a lot going for it: It has extensive borders with the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans. It has more lakes than the rest of the world combined and 20 percent of the world’s freshwater. And it’s widely considered to be one of the most peaceful and friendly nations on earth.
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.