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At least once in every state in the Union!

Discussion in 'General Travel and Vacation Discussions' started by Ulfhedinn, Oct 2, 2019.

  1. Ulfhedinn

    Ulfhedinn Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: So CAL
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    My wife and I wanted to take a road trip next year and try to dive at least once in every state? Looking for some recommendations for each! Please post the site you recommend and if you would like any relevant info? I will create a master list from the replies! and TY

    Let's build this list!

    Alabama
    Alaska
    Arizona
    Arkansas
    California
    Colorado
    Connecticut
    Delaware
    Florida
    Georgia
    Hawaii
    Idaho
    Illinois
    Indiana
    Iowa
    Kansas
    Kentucky
    Louisiana
    Maine
    Maryland
    Massachusetts
    Michigan
    Minnesota
    Mississippi
    Missouri
    Montana
    Nebraska
    Nevada
    New Hampshire
    New Jersey
    New Mexico
    New York
    North Carolina
    North Dakota
    Ohio
    Oklahoma
    Oregon
    Pennsylvania
    Rhode Island
    South Carolina
    South Dakota
    Tennessee
    Texas
    Utah
    Vermont
    Virginia
    Washington
    West Virginia
    Wisconsin
    Wyoming
     
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  2. Ulfhedinn

    Ulfhedinn Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: So CAL
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    California
    1. Shaws Cove - Laguna California
    2. Palos Verdes - Christmas Tree Cove
     
  3. Gnarcosis

    Gnarcosis Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Northern Arizona
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    New Mexico- Blue Hole

    Arizona- Not really good diving here.. but I guess Lake Pleasant?
     
  4. MrBigfins

    MrBigfins Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Pittsburgh Pa
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    Pennsylvania- Dutch springs
    Ohio- gilboa quarry
    Texas-jacobs hole
    North Carolina- Wilmington ship wrecks
    New york- Alexandria bay 1000 islands
     
  5. diversteve

    diversteve Technical Admin

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
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    Arizona
    Lake Mojave - there's a small dive park there -shop is in Nearby Bullhead City. , Maybe Lake Powell since it's often very clear. The kayak place rents tanks,
    Lake Pleasant is near Phoenix but mehhh. Lake Havasu is fed by the sily Colorado river so usually cloudy.
    California
    La Jolla Cove in San Diego is world famous, Get there real early. You can also dive the Point Loma Kelp Beds via boat - try Waterhorse Charters. Catalina or the Channel Islands near LA. There's Kelp at some of them. Anacapa Island has Kelp and Sea Lions. You'll want to stay in Ventura or Santa Barbara for the boats - it's several hours drive from lAX.In N. CA probably Monterey for Kelp and Otters
    Florida
    The Keys or the Jupiter Beach area
    Hawaii
    Anywhere, Kona has the Manta Night Dive, it makes the top 50 Dives in the World lists, Oahu has some divable WWII wrecks Kauai's signature dive is Ni'ihau - omly done on an all day boat in the summer, Maui has good dives plus morning boat trips to Molokini Crater, the Cathedrals off Lanai or Hammerheds off Molokai.
    Illinois
    Lake Michigan?
    Louisiana
    the oil rigs - no inshore diving due to the river delta
    Nevada
    Lake Mead - shops in Vegas go there. For big bucks dive the Shark Tank at Mandalay Bay.
    New Mexico
    The Blue Hole dive,
    South Carolina
    Ocean boat diving - mostly wrecks, We liked Express Watersports near Myrtle Beach. There's also several options in Charleston which is a great town to sightsee plus the SC Aquarium is there. Also Blackwater teeth dives nearby ib Ciooper River but watch for gators
    Utah
    Homestead Crater?
    Washington
    obviously the Pacific
    Wisconsin
    Lake Michigan? Lake Wazee is supposed to be exceptionally clear also.
     
  6. aldertyler

    aldertyler Nassau Grouper

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    Washington - Deception Pass
     
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  7. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes
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    You can hit IL and IN waters in one weekend with the Double Action boat out of Hammond, IN.
     
  8. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Solo Diver

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    AZ, if you are around Phoenix Lake Pleasant is really the only choice. Winter/spring is better for clarity but colder. There are some places you can shore dive and see stuff. The gem (that takes a boat) is diving the old dam. The current lake covers the old lake, and the old dam is completely submerged. The lake varies the water lever throughout the year. The other year there was a 70' swing between high and low. When full the top of the old dam is around 100'. The other year it was as close at 30'. To help gauge Lake Pleasant Water Level

    The other AZ options is lake Hohave. Right up by Las Vegas. Look across the river (it is the Colorado river that is dammed up just below Hoover) and you are looking into Nevada. There is some attractions on the AZ side, sunk boats, school bus.
    Lake Powell can be dove, have not done it in years. One little corner is in AZ. Would be a check box but little more than that.

    California has so much to offer it isn't worth listing. What do you want?

    I am guessing you will have your share of lakes in all the other states. So keeping with the unique theme there is a missile tower in Texas that is a dive destination. There is another one up around Washington state I think as well, but that one is more of an abandoned location.

    Missouri will probably be Bonne de Terr lead mine. That is probably the most unique place. There are lakes down by Arkansas.

    NM has the Blue Hole in Santa Rosa right off I-40.

    Utah has some dive place that has sharks in salt water, something like that. I am sure you can find more on that one. Or hit Lake Powell on the border with AZ.
     
  9. Dark Wolf

    Dark Wolf Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: SW Missouri
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    Arkansas-Beaver Lake, Greers Ferry Lake, Bull Shoals Lake

    Kansas-Wilson Lake, maybe. I have not been there yet. Fort Scott Lake is near me, but have not tried it yet.

    Missouri-Table Rock Lake, Bull Shoals Lake. Bonne Terre Mine is, reportedly, in the midst of a lawsuit. No way of knowing if that will be an option for your trip.

    Oklahoma-Tenkiller Lake may be worth checking out.

    DW
     
  10. aldertyler

    aldertyler Nassau Grouper

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    Here's a link to the one in WA.

    Titan I, Missile Silo, Silo Diving, Dive into History
     

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