Diving in the USA is one of the best in the Americas with famous diving spots such as Hawaii and Florida and famous dives such as the Molokini Crater in Hawaii and Key Largo in the Florida Keys. The United States are a great destination for scuba divers who love wreck diving. A little less known, you can also give a try at diving in California like in Monterey Bay or North Carolina from Wilmington.
The marine life in North America is mostly about turtles, manta rays, humpback whales, reef sharks and eagle rays but in cold water, it is more about kelp forests. It’s the right place to go for both beginners and experienced divers. Due to the water temperatures, regarding scuba gear, it is most common to scuba dive there in a 5 mm wetsuit or a dry suit. The best time of the year is often from April to November. The best dive sites can be reached by boat or from the shores.
Below you will find all my best scuba diving stories from diving in the USA. I share my top tips on how to organise your trip, my favourites dives, what is the best itinerary or how to do it without breaking the bank. From a travel budget point of view, the USA are a higher budget destination, so save up accordingly.