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#50591
How far would you drive to go scuba diving locally?
Greg - 6/10/2014 12:38 PM
Category: Survey
Replies: 86

Besides scuba diving while on vacation...how far is an acceptable driving distance to go scuba diving in your neck of the woods?

In the comment section, list the longest distance you have ever traveled by vehicle, solely to go scuba diving...from and to.
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Starky - 6/28/2017 4:14 PM
[Choose #5] North Dakota lakes are very silty so to get to a Minnesota lake with any kind of visibility is at least a 2 to 3 hour drive. Just drove 5 hours to get to my advanced open water dive.
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Blancasmile - 10/15/2016 7:49 PM
[Choose #1] I ´ve moved to the country 6 weeks ago. In the summer I went twice to a small lake 5 mins from us by car. The visibility wasn´t good, tough...
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Dbocruzin - 9/19/2016 6:40 PM
[Choose #5] Driven 200 miles one way to go diving at Mermet Springs after few times
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MIADiveGirl - 7/14/2016 11:47 AM
[Choose #3] Living in MIA, I am within 2 hours of so many things I want to explore....Just need more time and money to do it!!!
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mcolligon - 2/03/2015 4:51 PM
[Choose #5] 4:15 from Richmond, VA to Morehead City, NC for some of the very best wreck diving on the East Coast.
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Greg - 11/16/2014 10:21 AM
[Choose #3] I prefer to keep local dive trips under a 2 hour drive. The longest I’ve traveled for a single dive trip is 3 hours from Huntsville, TX to Lake Travis in Austin.
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artabanus4 - 9/11/2014 7:35 PM
[Choose #5] Plenty of VA divers make the 3-1/2 - 4 hour trip to Fantasy Lake in Rolesville, NC. Great place.
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Smithsgold - 8/17/2014 9:48 PM
[Choose #4] 8 hours is my longest so far !!!
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Pixel - 8/06/2014 9:23 AM
[Choose #2] With the price of petrol here, can’t afford to go very far anymore unless there’s a group. If it’s a group then will drive further.
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USACMASDiver - 7/31/2014 12:05 PM
[Choose #5] Over 3 hours, no problem.
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uwlover4u - 7/22/2014 3:47 AM
[Choose #5] Is this for a day trip or does the whole weekend count?
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LONGTAILBDA - 6/27/2014 3:43 PM
[Choose #5] 5 plus hours
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jkeznord - 6/22/2014 7:24 AM
[Choose #4] Heck I’d rather get there and stay... or at least share a ride with a buddy (hopefully someone interesting or let me sleep instead)!
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Hawkeye54 - 6/19/2014 8:14 PM
[Choose #5] I drove 1-1/2 hours each way this past weekend to take a kid out for a Discover Scuba experience. That’s the nearest I can find more than 3’ of visibility. :(
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sillyfilly41 - 6/16/2014 9:32 AM
[Choose #3] My closest distance is an hour and half away.
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MC - 6/15/2014 4:36 PM
[Choose #5] 180 Miles drive distance to go diving...many times!
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TigerMtn - 6/15/2014 11:57 AM
[Choose #3] Driving about 1 1/2 hours this coming weekend
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ellishugh - 6/15/2014 3:03 AM
[Choose #4] 140 miles From Wilmington, NC to Fantasy Lake north of Raleigh, NC
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Badlander316 - 6/13/2014 1:38 PM
[Choose #5] Depends on what mood strikes.
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ethanyager - 6/12/2014 8:45 PM
[Choose #5] I drive 20+ hours from Houston to the Florida keys once a year at least.
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Liammartin1978 - 6/12/2014 11:05 AM
[Choose #4] I live In Milwaukee and could dive Lake Michigan in 10 minutes, but I prefer to drive to Pearl Lake in Il. because the water is warmer
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John_giu - 6/12/2014 9:23 AM
[Choose #3] From Philadelphia, splitting the difference between Cape May and Brielle, I pcik the 1 1/4 hours to Brielle. 4 hours round trip on land and twenty plus mile offshore to Cape May makes for a long day. But it’s all the same diving, I might drive longer
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scuba-ted - 6/12/2014 7:26 AM
[Choose #3] Depends on the dive, if its really worth it, more than 2 hours
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RockRat2008 - 6/12/2014 7:13 AM
[Choose #5] From Nashville down to Chattanooga then up by Knoxville. About 5-6 hours drive time on 1 day to dive 2 quarries.
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FreshBuddy - 6/12/2014 6:11 AM
[Choose #4] I drive from Fort Lauderdale to Key Largo almost every weekend. This is Memorial Day 2014 off of Key Largo. http://vimeo.com/97696459
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lerpy - 6/12/2014 4:41 AM
[Choose #2] I choose one, although I would travel over three. I am fortunate to live where I could virtualy walk to go diving if I could carry all the gear.
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btw2459 - 6/12/2014 4:38 AM
[Choose #3] Normally less than 40 minutes to go diving. However I chose 3 because I sometimes go to Vortex Spring to dive whiich is about a 70 minute drive from where I live.
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Peace2u - 6/11/2014 8:25 PM
[Choose #5] stuck in the midwest, I’d go 4-5 hrs to dive with some good people, but that would be now and then, not on a regular
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NewtoScubaHB2 - 6/11/2014 3:40 PM
[Choose #4] I usually go for a 45 minute drive every week, but I would go 3 hours
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Mermaid19 - 6/11/2014 12:18 PM
[Choose #5] 3 hours is my top drive time locally. OC road warrior is willing to travel for killer diving ;)
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WarmWaterTurner - 6/11/2014 9:50 AM
[Choose #3] Houston to Blue Lagoon in Huntsville but once did an 8 hour trip to Balmorhea....not really in my neck of the woods but a very fun dive!
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Agojo - 6/11/2014 7:13 AM
[Choose #5] 12 hours 735 miles one way, Pensacola to Key Largo, 4 dives and back to Pensacola
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Sonnylynnvick75 - 6/11/2014 4:23 AM
[Choose #3] I normally try to keep it around 2 hours or less each way. I have done 6 hours one way.
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Eric_R - 6/11/2014 3:54 AM
[Choose #3] Longest 8 hours to Tobemory Canada 400 miles. Most local dives for me are within 2 hours.
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Caloosa - 6/11/2014 1:37 AM
[Choose #4] 220 miles
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PhatD1ver - 6/11/2014 1:12 AM
[Choose #5] I’d drive overnight if the dive is right
Anonymous - 6/11/2014 12:06 AM
[Choose #5] My average to a good site is 1.5 hour drive. My longest is a 3.5 hour drive
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ScubaGrunt - 6/10/2014 8:00 PM
[Choose #5] Since I’m stationed in 29 Palms, Ca in the middle of the Mojave desert, I always have to drive 3 hours to the coast. I do so gladly in order to dive. Thank God in 2 weeks I will once again live by the sea in NC.
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BillParker - 6/10/2014 7:30 PM
[Choose #5] I’ve drove 3+ hours (round trip) dozens of times.
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LatitudeAdjustment - 6/10/2014 6:36 PM
[Choose #5] Drove NJ to Savanna Ga. once for one day of diving! 11 hours to NC a lot.
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DiverMikeB - 6/10/2014 5:51 PM
[Choose #5] 5 hours to the florida springs.
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OUBobcat - 6/10/2014 1:34 PM
[Choose #5] 4.5 hrs one way is my longest for local in state places. I usually try to make the trip once or twice a year.
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RAWalker - 6/10/2014 1:04 PM
[Choose #5] Lake Pleasant is just over an hour from my home. Canyon Lake is about the same but in the opposite direction. In 3 hours I can make Rocky Point Mexico (Puerto Penasco) for salt water fun or I can head to Southern Califoronia and a 6 hour roadtrip.