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Where have you dived?

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Do you travel out of your country to dive?

  • No

    Votes: 6 30.0%
  • Yes - Florida - North Caribbean (Cuba, Cayman, Jamaica)0

    Votes: 3 15.0%
  • Yes - Bahamas - BVI - Dutch Antillles

    Votes: 3 15.0%
  • Yes - Mexico - Honduras - Central America

    Votes: 2 10.0%
  • Yes - Barbados, Antigua, Grenada, Trinidad

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Yes - Rest of Caribbean

    Votes: 2 10.0%
  • Yes - Mediterranean - Canary - Azores

    Votes: 1 5.0%
  • Yes - Indian Ocean-Mascarene Islands

    Votes: 1 5.0%
  • Yes - South Pacific - Australasia

    Votes: 2 10.0%
  • Yes - Northern Europe or Ice Diving

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    20

island_sands

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There are 100s of member of Deeper Blue, all from different countries, with different diving interests.

I was interested to know how many of you travel to dive, and where you have been...
 

dallasdiver

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I dove a lot in Grand Cayman and Cozemel, it is not to long a flight and Mexico is relatively inexpensive. But my favorite diving was at Cocos Island off Costa Rica. The water off the Texas coast is pretty murky until you get way south near Mexico. However there is some great diving off a live a board that is relatively inexpensive about a hundred miles off the coast called the Flower Gardens. Great vis and marine life.
www.scubadiving.com/article/0,7424,1-28-222-300,00.html
 

island_sands

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hi dallasdiver
with which dive centre did you dive in Cayman?

the link didn't work for me..
 

dallasdiver

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I used Parrots Landing the first few times, and then ownership changed hands and the new folks didn't seem to care about taking you to any place that wasn't close by. Then they had an accident where the compessor storage tank blew up and beheaded the employee standing next to it!!! The article I read about the accident said that the storage tank was actually a old WWII torpedo casing that was not design for that purpose. I guess with time and being exposed to so much moisture, it finally gave out.
Last time I used Red Sails and Fish Eye dive shop which were both nice. Fish Eye was especially good on the night dive. Some decent reef accessable from shore and only a short swim at Eden Rock and Devil's Den reef. Also just behind Sunset house Hotel you can swim out to the underwater statue. Not much depth at these sites though, if my memory serves me right, it about forty five to fifty feet at Devil's Den.
 

dallasdiver

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This is another site you might be able to access:
www.flowergarden.nos.noaa.gov but the article I tried to link earlier is better. If you do a search on the web for Texas Flower Gardens, and look for an article called Ten things to love about the Flower Garden Banks. The company that runs the diving out to the Gardens also does a dive on the way back in to port at a oil rig. It's like a blizzard of fish around the legs of the oil plateform.
 

Snorkel Bum

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I dont travel anywhere to dive since the med is good enough for me... I would like to travel and dive in other countries :D
 

tylerz

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Thailand
Northern Repulic of Cyprus
BC (Canada)

All freediving and bi-products of travel for other reasons.

Recently saw a documentary on the Yongala, off the coast of Australia. Anybody heard of it or been there? It looked incredible! I went to a few dive sites to look for good representation of it, and they did it a horrible injustice with their pictures, when compared to the video footage in the documentary.
 

w3ac

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Besides Hawaii, been diving in Fiji a couple of times. Plenty of fish and sharks.

Brad
 

Baur

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All began in Eastern shores of the Black Sea.
The UK at the moment.
All over mainland Greece and numerous islands.
Croatia.
Turkey (Bodrum).
Cyprus (South).
Tunisia.
Belize.

Need to go to Hawaii eventually. Those Uhu look hauntingly chunky and tasty. Maybe next year :(
 

w3ac

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Uhu are okay, Uku (green jobfish) are much better. Raw or cooked, never had it taste bad.

Brad
 

island_sands

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Dallas diver.. Parrots landing has been bought by Don Foster's Dive. it's revamped and looks great. yeah a very sad accident at Parrots Landing.
sunset's is fun. that mermaid... funny, the only part of that statue which is total clean, are the breats, have you noticed?? :)

Turtle Reef was the best shore dives for me in Cayman. the shore diving is great.. it's normally 40-60 feet along the wall and then you can swim a further 10 minutes out to the dropoff and then its... DEEEEEEEPPPPPPP....
 

island_sands

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Fiji

hi Brad

any recommendations for Fiji? Who did you dive with? do you have any photos to share?
 

w3ac

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I dove with some local fishermen. Nothing fancy but the guys were awesome. I didn't have a gun or camera just a pole spear but even with this, we managed some decent fish in the lagoons. Can't wait to go back with my guns (and camera). Sorry but I don't know any dive operators there.

Brad
 

Adrian

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For me it's been Greece, mostly Mykonos and some mainland coast as a kid, then the Dominican Republic, BVI - Virgen Gorda and Anegada, and lastly Med coast on the north east of Spain: Costa Brava, L'Escala and Cadaques areas. I'll be hoping to travel for diving in the future.

Adrian
 

Mako25

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Most of my dives have been in the beautiful, but murky Lake Travis in Austin, Texas. However, I did travel to the Yuccatan to the El Placer Resort and had a week of incredible diving, including Bacalar Cenote.
I'm trying to get a new job with more money and a bit of travel, so I may get to dive in more places soon. :D
 

DeepThought

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Outside of Israel:
Dahab - Egypt.
Ko Surin, Ko Tao - Thailand.
Ngapali beach - Myanmar (Burma).
In Israel:
Eilat (red sea) and Tel-Aviv area (dirty med).
 

roy_nexus_6

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I scubadived at:

Australia (Great Barrier Reef)
Fiji
Malaysia - Terenganu and Simpadan
Andros - Bahamas
Belize
Honduras
Turks & Caicos
Grand Cayman and Little Cayman
Chuuk (Truck) Lagoon
Island of Yap

So far I freedived only at:
Chuuk and Turks and Caicos
 

Strplyr

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Unfortunatly, no. I do not travel out of my country to dive. But it would be pretty cool though. :D
 

island_sands

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hey Nexus... how was Fiji and Sipadan? Sipadan is really close to me, only a four hour flight
 

roy_nexus_6

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Sipadan was AWESOME. Turtles everywhere and huge schools of barracudas. On the night dives HUGE bumphead parrotfishes sleeping next to the wall. If you like macro, Mabul is amazing and it is just 20 minutes away from the Sipadan.

Highly recommended.
 
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