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Surfing + Diving in the same place?

Discussion in 'Greater Caribbean and Bermuda' started by Joel <°)))><, Nov 21, 2019.

  1. Joel <°)))><

    Joel <°)))>< Angel Fish

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    We are planning for a dive trip next summer. My wife and I are vacation divers, daughter (15) will get her OWD as part of that trip. HOWEVER, our son (17) does not enjoy diving enough but I know he'd love to go to a surf camp / school / safe beach for the whole week while we are diving.
    Any place in the Caribbean or Central America that would accommodate both in the same vicinity? Ideally a resort with a surf school AND a dive center with a boat departing from there.
    I know it's a lot to ask as usually surfing spots are avoided by divers and vice versa... But maybe this community knows some secrets.
    TIA
     
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  2. diversteve

    diversteve Technical Admin

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    My dive club founder and his wife did both in Costa Rica. She likes to surf more than dive. I've lost touch with them so can't ask where. They mentioned Tamarindo? once.

    There's Diving at all of these:
    Top Caribbean Surf Escapes for All Levels

    One of my friends got her PADI certification in Barbados:
     
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  3. outofofficebrb

    outofofficebrb HARRO HUNNAYYY

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    Definitely Costa Rica. If you decide you want to venture to Asia you can try Bali in Indonesia.
     
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  4. noserider

    noserider Angel Fish

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    Barbados is a great surf and dive mix, I do both and can have a dawn surf, 2 dives and evening surf easily there

    Costa Rica is a good shout but I think the best diving in the Pacific side is away from surf zones.

    Bali is great but very crowded now however and surf and diving spots arent that close . Lombok may work as would nusa lemogonhan if you can surf to a good standard

    Sri Lanka would work and if you have money to burn the Maldives would be great but surfing is very expensive and you would need to stay somewhere like lohufushi and buy some surfing permits when you book otherwise you will not get to surf

    you could also look at lanazrote or other Canary Islands as all get decent swell and have reasonable diving
     
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  5. Lorenzoid

    Lorenzoid idling in neutral buoyancy

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    Santa Catalina and Coiba Island, Panama.
     
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  6. BoundForElsewhere

    BoundForElsewhere ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Oaxaca, Mexico. We were there in July and did both. Puerto Escondido to be exact. Some of the best surfing in the world. Decent-ish diving.
     
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  7. noserider

    noserider Angel Fish

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    Look at zeds surfing adventures and barbadosblue - it could be perfect for you all
     
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  8. GJC

    GJC Solo Diver

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    It's not in the Caribbean or central america, but any of the Hawaiian islands have both surfing and diving everywhere.
     
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