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Bucket list dive spots?

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by MoistNeoprene, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. formernuke

    formernuke Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: New England
    Lol, I'm jealous of both of you
  2. DogDiver

    DogDiver Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Branford, Florida
    The U-869, Truk Lagoon, Bikini Atol and Na Hoch Na Chech.
  3. al248005

    al248005 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Bridgeport, Ohio
    I just returned and did this dive. I was a little disappointed in the fact on 3 different occasions you literally were crawling across rocks on the surface. It was neat but the water was kicked up from the group in front of us so visibility wasn't the crystal clear most pictures show. The water was cold. I had 39 on my computer so it wasn't too bad. You didn't even notice it with the neoprene drysuits..mine even flooded because the neck seal was stretched but I wasn't cold with the undergarment. If you ever get the chance to go to Iceland-GO FOR IT and don't look back. It was amazing up there. A beautiful country. Of all things we did, I'd say the dive was the most disappointing. Don't get me wrong it was neat but it was the same thing for 30-40 minutes with no fish at all! I found the above ground fissure along side the road at the rest area next to the entrance to Silfra neater than the dive just for the fact you could explore more.
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  4. Lt CHEG

    Lt CHEG Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Rensselaer County, NY
    Silfra is at the top of my list, although it will be some time before I’m able to get there. Bikini Atoll would also be high on my list. This year I’m hoping to start knocking off the u-boats on the East coast, and I hope to do all of the major ones someday. I’ve got a lot of diving to do and I’m sure my bucket list will grow but as for now those are my must dive locations.
  5. Caspers

    Caspers Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Latvia
    I`m just wondering, is it possible to put dive sites on map with voting, to have most accurate? :)
    Maybe there is project already?
  6. In2theabyss

    In2theabyss ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Melbourne Bch FL
    Pretty much sums up my list but not limited too....
    1 - U-352 (been trying for years but one more try this weekend)!
    2 - Chuuk Lagoon
    3 - Solomon Islands
    4 - Bikini Atoll
    5 - Silfra
  7. Storker

    Storker Divemaster

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: close to a Hell which occasionally freezes over
    This is why I'd probably dive Silfra if it fit my itinerary, but it won't make it to my bucket list. Sure, it's cool to dive the fissure between the tectonic plates, but it seems a little like something to do for the bragging rights.

    Iceland above water, OTOH, is definitely on my bucket list. As is Svalbard.
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  8. jaseUK666

    jaseUK666 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: UK
    I want to go back to Iceland to dive the smokey stack in the north.
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  9. Wingy

    Wingy Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Perth West Aust.
    @BikerBecca...I understand totally. Shine on crazy diamond.

    @clownfish - agree to your spots, plus of course raja and Komodo and and and..
    I noticed Vanuatu getting a few mentions - thought I'd mention there's an op now catering to full tech with CCR, Heliox all your gas blending, side mount, Tom there tech diving instructor is a great guy and their set up and training of local ni vans to full tech is really impressive. Kustom fees are paid and diving with a Ni Van is ...hilarious but they are seriously drilled to never for a moment to forget safety. How you dive is up to you. I choose air so Romeo and I did the Coolidge with me on a single AL80 of air - Tom equipped Romeo to deal with contingencies particular to how I was diving - aka Twins and slung tank but they were not needed. My redundancy was Romeo. There are way more wrecks being discovered up there and in the Solomons so for metal heads, Vanuatu is a most cool destination.

    Here's a few really off the radar places -

    Mermaid Wall and Rowley Shoals (again)
    Bouganville Island
    Christmas Island (again)
    Chagos archipelago
    Ashmore reef (again)
    Mistio Archipeligo
    Helix reef

    A couple of just 'cos dives I want to do -
    The Maelstrom Norway
    Baffin Island with Belugas edge of the ice flow
    The Punkva caves with a lil dip in the Macocha Abyss Czech Republic
    Fernando del ?howeveryousayit
  10. al248005

    al248005 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Bridgeport, Ohio
    Iceland above water was completely amazing. The nature was so raw, unfiltered and pure up there. It was amazing. Next time if I go again, I wont make the mistake of staying in a hotel in Reykjavik. It limits you so much on what you can do within a day and typically you drive past everything everyday to go somewhere different. Next time I will rent a campervan and just drive and when I get tired I just find a place to pull off. You'd be able to see so much more that way.

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