Cancun Scuba Diving Versus Oahu Scuba Diving — Which is Best?
If you scuba dive, you already know that there is no such thing as a bad dive. Where will your next one take you? If you are debating between Mexico and Hawaii, the question is one that will take some time to answer. Both are exotic and offer opportunities to see a variety of aquatic life, caverns, caves and even wrecks. There are differences which will make deciding which to visit something to consider carefully.
One of the main things to think about is when to go. What time of year are you planning to travel? If you simply want to visit either destination to go scuba diving, you can easily find out ahead of time when the best seasons are to visit. Both locations are generally good all year.
In Cancun, there are some months like October where the water can get so cold you will need to postpone a dive unless you bring the right protective clothing or wetsuit with you. Sharks tend to abound during the month of September. If you have a preference for the aquatic life you wish to see, check ahead of time to see what months are best for those. A good scuba company website can help you determine this.
Oahu is great any time of year as well but the storms in the summer from the southern hemisphere will dictate which side of the island is best to dive. Diving is great on the South Shore in the winter and a good Oahu scuba tour company will make sure they plan your dive on the best side of the island.
Both locations tend to invite a degree of tourists. This is good, but for more advanced divers, not so good. It is good because you can bet that the bigger diving companies that you book with will have plenty of experience and good equipment as well as diving guides who can help you enjoy the best dive at a great price. They can help beginners as young as 10 to advanced divers.
Tourism for the more advanced divers can sometimes pose a slight problem. There will be a lot of activity off the shore including boats, swimmers and so forth. You can avoid extremely popular tourist dives and find more secluded or advanced dives to take full advantage of your scuba adventures.
There are so many beautiful creatures to see such as the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles in Oahu and the Green Sea Turtles, the Loggerheads and the Hawksbills of Cancun. There are caves and caverns as well as wrecks to explore.
Wherever you wish to dive, there are many beautiful spots in both Cancun and Oahu. The difference really is location. Your preference for the types of dives you wish to do should be the main thing that helps you decide which one to visit first. You will want to go to the other spot on your next trip as most seasoned scuba lovers rate both these locations as among the best spots to dive in the world.