Diving in USA

The United States of America sits in the middle of North America with Canada to the north and Mexico to the south. People migrating from all over the world for over 200 years have made the U.S.A. a multiculturally diverse country. The U.S.A. is a country with one of the most diverse landscapes in the world. Visit the majestic Rocky Mountains in the west, the dry deserts of the Southwest, or the rolling plains of middle America. The East Coast is filled with lively and history-rich cities, which include Washington D.C., New York City, and Boston. You can also explore the warmer region of Florida and get astonished with the breathtaking islands of Hawaii.

Diving in the United States of America (U.S.A.) means submerging in one of the most diverse places in the world. Every type of diver will find a perfect adventure in the U.S.A. You can go ice diving in Alaska, do some cold water diving in the majestic kelp forests of the West Coast or explore the deep haunting wrecks of the East Coast. Between your adventures in the East and West coast, you can expect plenty of freshwater locations within the lakes, quarries, and springs in the interior of the country. Some of the best dive spots in the U.S.A. are located in Florida, where you can enjoy the world-famous tropical diving.

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About 1/3 of the state of Massachusetts boarders the Atlantic Ocean, offering a plethora of diving opportunities.

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New York

Diving in New York, you will see an area with a rich maritime history and with hundreds of shipwrecks just waiting to be explored.

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Texas isn’t the obvious choice that comes to mind when you think of diving in the USA, but Texas is actually rich in many different types of diving.

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The Sunshine State Florida offers many great and divers dive sites from the tropical Florida Keys to deep shipwrecks and crystal clear freshwater springs.

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California, the third largest state in the United States of America, boasts some of the best cold-water diving in the country.

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Every possible type of adventure can be found in ’tropical paradise’ Hawaii including dramatic jagged cliffs, active volcanoes and clear turquoise waters.

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Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s shoreline consists of dozens of islets, cays, and white sand beaches perfect for snorkeling and diving

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The Great Lakes

The five lakes, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Superior, Lake Erie, and Lake Ontario make up the ’the great lakes’ that offer the best dive sites of the world.

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Channel Islands

Also known as the Galapagos of North America, the Channel Islands are a protected park within America’s National Park system.

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Southern California

The famous ’Wreck Alley’, kelp beds and beach diving await you in Southern California.

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Northern California

California’s northern coast is rugged and has chilly water, but it’s also beautiful and charming with rocky cliffs, windy roads and spectacular diving.

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Upper Keys

The Upper Keys is an area abundant with world-class diving. The most known dive site in the Upper Keys is Key Largo.

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Lower Keys

The Lower Keys in Florida are a group of small islands and a popular destination that include the world-famous Key West up to the beautiful reefs of Marathon.

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Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is a treasure full of amazing dive sites offering artificial and actual shipwrecks such as the Wreck Trek of Miami or the Corridor in Palm Beach.

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Oahu, is an island surrounded by great shore and boat dive sites. The North Shore is also famous for its huge waves.

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Kauai is best known for its numerous lava tube dives like Tunnels Reef where you see spectacular lava formations, reef sharks, turtles and plenty of fish.

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Kona, the big island, has one of the most amazing and famous dive sites “The Manta Ray Night Dive“.

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Maui is a unique, awe-inspiring divers paradise with great shore dives such as Black Rock, Honolua Bay or Kahekili Beach.

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Atlantic Ocean

Diving in the Atlantic Ocean of New York, is a little more extreme compared to reef diving in shallow, warm water.

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Inland New York

According to locals, New York offers some of the best diving in the world where you can experience some well-preserved shipwrecks.

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Lake Superior

You will find many dive sites in Lake Superior called the “graveyard of the Great Lakes“ due to the large number of shipwrecks.

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Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan is popular for its wreck diving. So much that it now has multiple underwater preserves, which help protect the shipwrecks.

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Lake Huron

The most popular place to dive in Lake Huron is Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, also known as shipwreck alley, having more than 100 shipwrecks.

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Lake Erie

The shallowest, and warmest of all the Great Lakes is Lake Erie and the perfect spot for divers of all experience levels.

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Lake Ontario

Lake Ontario has hundreds of dive sites scattered throughout all the area including amazing shipwrecks, wall dives and shore dives.

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