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Karletto
06-19-2008, 15:40
how far do u live from the coast? and how often do u dive there?

i dive 2x/ week; i live 10miles from the coast

donnajsd
06-19-2008, 15:44
well, i'm in houston, so, only an hour.......but you have to go at least 25 miles out to get any visibility......we have brown water at the shore....opaque i'm talkin!! so......you have to spend some bucks and go out to the oil rigs, or bigger bucks to get out to Flower Gardens coral reef about 100 miles out.

Charles R
06-19-2008, 15:47
5 Hr drive to the coast I go maybe 1X every 1 to 2 months.

bubbletrubble
06-19-2008, 16:17
Wait there isn't a "less than one mile" selection. :-) Should I still participate in the poll?

SkuaSeptember
06-19-2008, 17:10
At high tide 100 feet to the water, 4 miles to the nearest dive site, 5, 9, or 23 miles to the boat depending on who I go out with and 25 miles to my favorite shore-dive site.

Formerly 45yroldNewbie
06-19-2008, 17:14
Wait there isn't a "less than one mile" selection. :-) Should I still participate in the poll?


:smiliez.de_2125: You have to rub it in??!!!!

I live 40 miles from the coast.........of Lake Michigan!!!

CompuDude
06-19-2008, 17:34
Just under 20 miles to the beach, but about 30 miles to the nearest dive site (from home).

Because the route involves MAJOR congested LA freeways, that's easily an hour, sometimes two, if I try to go during heavy traffic. 30-40 minutes without traffic, though.

From work, just under 20 miles to some nice dive sites, but different from the ones closest to home. Generally no more than 30 minutes to the sand, since there is rarely traffic on that particular route.

I try to hit one or the other once per week for evening night dives, and a couple of weekends per month, other obligations (and my wife) permitting. Hopefully at least one of the weekend dives per month which is a boat dive (3-5 tanks), but it's farther to the harbor. Traffic is less on weekends, though.

longtailbda
06-19-2008, 17:41
If the wind blows just right I can hear the surf.

Vegas
06-19-2008, 17:42
From Vegas to the Ocean -- I think about 5 hours, plus or minus quite a bit, depending on traffic...depending on where you are headed...

We get out there about once a month in the warmer months...

The lake diving in our area isn't too bad though

scubasamurai
06-19-2008, 17:53
the "coast" is about 30 minutes for me. but the catch is that tampa bay is relatively shallow water 40 to 50 feet that doing the deep dives means going for a 90 minute boat ride!!! not fun. but the beaches are beautiful .

Aussie
06-19-2008, 17:55
I live about 2.5km away from the beach and about 25 minutes drive away from one of Australia's best dive sites.

I try and do about 6-10 dives a week weather permitting. This year has been the worst for diving due to weather in 20 years.

Aussie

Splitlip
06-19-2008, 18:40
I live about a 5 or 10 minute walk from either the ocean or the intracoastal waterway.
If I still had my boat, I would keep in the community marina. 10 minute walk. But it is gone. (thank God.)
But no biggy as I have begun to appreciate OP boats. The closest dive op is the Jupiter Dive Center. Depending on the intracoastal boat traffic and the bridges, 7 to 10 minute drive.

Oh, not only to I hear the ocean at night (see I am closer as crow flies), but I see it when I put up my Christmas lights. :)

"my" beach

http://earthrehab.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/kitebeachcleanup1-large.jpg?w=455&h=400

DiverMAN
06-19-2008, 18:43
when i'm in my hometown Im about 10 miles away, but when I'm over at college Im less than 3 miles...

caroln
06-19-2008, 18:58
I'm about a 21/2 hour drive from the coast, about 2 hours from the nearest quarry. I try to dive just about every weekend from April to November.

whitworthsa
06-19-2008, 19:09
100 yards-ish. just getting into diving tho so I have rent gear still which is 2 hours away.

Athena2c
06-19-2008, 20:49
We live very near the coast, but there is no diving in Santa Cruz. You have to drive 40 minutes to get to Monterey to dive (and it's cold!)

Trey9123
06-19-2008, 21:18
4 to 5 hours. I try to make it about once a month when the weather is warm.

chris408
06-19-2008, 21:34
I'm about an hour and a half from Monterey, CA. I try to go a couple times a month, but that hasn't been possible lately.

matt151617
06-19-2008, 21:55
About 3-4 hours. My closest "coast" is the lake shore, about 30 minutes away.

abcitydiver
06-20-2008, 01:18
I can toss a pebble into the surf from my deck, talk with the sea lions and count starfish by the dozen at low tide.
But go in THIS water? no way!
I'll stick to bath tub diving, without big pale sharks!

CFDAlden
06-20-2008, 01:55
5 hours, to the Atlantic. 45 minutes to a lake. Walking distance to a pond. :)

skdvr
06-20-2008, 07:17
About 14 hours to NC coast

About 12 hours to Pensacola FL

About 27 hours to Southern CA

It has been pretty depressing reading how close all you folks are....

Thanks for cheering me up this morning...:smiley20:

Phil

mselizann
06-20-2008, 07:47
I live very far from the coast but close to Lake Erie

BouzoukiJoe A.K.A. wrecker130 AKA Chuck Norris AKA joeforbroke (banned)
06-20-2008, 08:32
2hrs and 15 minutes to the nearest dive boat. This year I've been making it down there once or twice a month for 2 to 4 dives each trip.

rumblefish
06-20-2008, 08:45
NYC, about 3 avenues from the East river and I dive here...errrr, never. The Hudson and East rivers are just nasty.

Bigg_Budd
06-20-2008, 08:55
I'm screwed. I live:
- 1,543 miles from Key West
- 1,467 miles from LA
- 1,361 miles from Fort Lauderdale
- 1,179 miles from Tampa
- 3,872 miles from Kauai

I live ~60 miles from the nearest Texas dive site. I try to go at least 1-2 times per month (weather permitting). Maybe 5-6 dives per month.

Thanks. Now I'm depressed.

Cheers.

scubaculture
06-20-2008, 09:21
Inland at the moment, so I am way to far for my liking

navyhmc
06-20-2008, 12:06
How far do I live from the coast?

TOOO DAMMED FAR!!!! And thank you for reminding me of this painful problem...why don't you give me a papercut and pour lemon juice on it! :smilie39::smilie39::smilie39:

To be honest: East Coast: 1123.7 miles West Coast: 998.67 miles Gulf of Mexico: 600.72 miles Great Lakes: 596.63 miles As the crow flies

At least I'm only 180 miles from Oronogo and 200 from Beaver.

MSilvia
06-20-2008, 12:36
Walking distance to the harbor, 5 minutes drive to the nearest beach dive. I keep a spare mask and a towel in my car.

highdesert
06-20-2008, 13:21
Oh, about a 16 hour drive from either SoCal or the Baja (Rocky Point).

thesmoothdome
06-20-2008, 13:30
About 10 minutes to the coast. It takes me about 3 times as long to pack my gear as to get to the ocean.

Splitlip
06-20-2008, 16:59
About 14 hours to NC coast

About 12 hours to Pensacola FL

About 27 hours to Southern CA

It has been pretty depressing reading how close all you folks are....

Thanks for cheering me up this morning...:smiley20:

Phil

Well, even though I can walk to the beach, there really is not decent shore diving there. Surf, yes. Snorkeling depends on the the winter swells, but no scuba.
I may have to drive 10 minutes for a decent shore dive or dive op. 20 minutes if I want to go out Palm Beach Inlet instead of Jupiter.

That should make you feel pretty good.

(Hey, remember I live in Flori-DUH! I need bragging rights for something:))

dive10killer
06-20-2008, 17:20
581 miles to closest saltwater
60 miles to closest freshwater

character157
06-23-2008, 19:17
Its a ways for me but I still manage to get there once in a great while. I hope someday to live closer to the ocean-North Carolina would be great.

Grizbear98
06-23-2008, 19:51
I live far too far from the ocean :(

USF_Diver
06-23-2008, 21:23
Less than 10 min from the coast/gulf of mexico.

coral cowgirl
06-23-2008, 23:12
3 hours from the Gulf

chinacat46
06-24-2008, 08:25
I'm quite far from either coast but I'm only a little over an hour to the continental divide. From there I can pee in both oceans at the same time.

dataquatics
06-24-2008, 08:38
Well, from my front door about 5 minutes walk to the lake, or less than 10 minutes walk to the ocean. Nearest (non-shore) dive site another 4 minutes by boat.
So I get to dive any time, and snorkel even more often than that. If only working didn't keep getting in the way :)

LRDWILDER
06-24-2008, 08:56
I live about 1 mile from Boston Harbor....Can dive in the inner harbor?????Not unless I want a third eye or tail!

crgjpg
06-24-2008, 09:25
No where near an ocean, but live about 5 minutes from several lakes and about 20 minutes from Lake Michigan. There are numerous wrecks in lake Michigan within an hour or two from where I live.

Sasha_K
06-24-2008, 10:09
Same here, nowhere near the ocean, but close to a lot of lakes and some (from what I hear) amazing ship wreck sites.

gthomas
06-24-2008, 11:33
Were about 5 hours from Galveston but have never dove there and really don't want to. I'm kinds hooked on places with good vis.

MSilvia
06-24-2008, 12:09
I live about 1 mile from Boston Harbor....Can dive in the inner harbor?????Not unless I want a third eye or tail!
Actually, I did a dive in the inner harbor earlier this year, on a scallop trawler sitting upright in 3o feet of water. One of the other divers surfaced with a brass porthole from the wreck.

I recommend a drysuit, but yes... there is diving in the inner harbor.

Martin2
06-24-2008, 12:39
Close to the ocean, but there is no close diving in Charleston. Unless you count the Cooper River and 0 vis. I'm not ready for that (though the Meg teeth could be fun).

LRDWILDER
06-24-2008, 12:41
Yeah I've seen people diving there...Are you talking about the site over near the airport?

I always dive dry around here but I wouldn't dive there without a full mask.....I spent a week on the BPD Harbormaster Patrol as part of EMS and the stuff they find there is utterly disgusting!

ScubaJenn81
06-24-2008, 12:43
I used to live just minutes from the ocean, now I live about an hour away. :-(

LRDWILDER
06-24-2008, 12:59
Nashua isn't that far is it????

MSilvia
06-24-2008, 13:26
Yeah I've seen people diving there...Are you talking about the site over near the airport?
Yeah... over by the East Boston dock that Boston Diver Services uses. The wreck was pretty gross... no argument there. I'll dive just about anywhere else first, but conditions were bad that day, so we headed for shelter after a dive on the City of Salisbury bow section.

Here's a video (http://thedecostop.com/matt/ScallopTrawler_050308.wmv) if you're curious what a dive like that looks like.

captain
06-24-2008, 17:37
As the crow flies about 40 miles, as the car drives about 90 miles. Then the 1 to 2 hour boat ride begins.

Black-Gorrilla
06-24-2008, 17:49
40 minutes to key largo from my driveway :) dive when i can.

Splitlip
06-24-2008, 17:56
40 minutes to key largo from my driveway :) dive when i can.

Nice! For me it is pretty much an all day affair.

You're not one of those guys that hangs at Holiday Isle every Sunday, are you?

Truered1
06-24-2008, 18:17
If I would go in the canal behind the house about 50 ft BUT that will never happen..........yucky. I live about 10 miles to the east coast of FL and dive as much as possible. Most months every other week and some times every week. Been out 2 times this month so far and heading out again on Friday morning.

bottomdweller
06-24-2008, 21:47
30 mins to Table rock lake Branson MO, 1 hr 30 to Beaver lake, In I as far as I know, No Where AR, OR 1 hr 50 min plane ride to ST. Pete FL from there 30 mins to the diveboat in clearwater Beach Dive Clearwater Home Page (http://www.mydiveclearwater.com). about 40-45 mins to the dive boat in Tarpon Springs. http://www.narcosisscuba.com/. & depending on traffic 1 & 1/2 -2 hr trip to Crystal river if I remember right.

It's been 6 months since I been there but it's only $99.00 ($198.00 round trip) airfare from Springfield, MO. & back going again this year.

DUnder
06-25-2008, 13:34
About 4-5 hours by plane, and I only have dove in the ocean once. I do have some local fresh water dive sites with in a 2 hour drive.

Black-Gorrilla
06-25-2008, 14:24
40 minutes to key largo from my driveway :) dive when i can.

Nice! For me it is pretty much an all day affair.

You're not one of those guys that hangs at Holiday Isle every Sunday, are you?

would that be a good or bad thing? no, im not one of "those guys"... where is Holiday Isle? what do they do there?

gilboadiver
06-25-2008, 14:29
I live less than a mile, but Lake Erie doesn't count

Splitlip
06-25-2008, 18:35
40 minutes to key largo from my driveway :) dive when i can.

Nice! For me it is pretty much an all day affair.

You're not one of those guys that hangs at Holiday Isle every Sunday, are you?

would that be a good or bad thing? no, im not one of "those guys"... where is Holiday Isle? what do they do there?


Resort on mile marker 84. Ocean side. Marina, restaurants, music and I think like 5 bars. Popular sand bar out front. I often would head down on weekends to party. On sundays though it is a major hang out for folks from Miami who hang in the pool drinking all day. Amazed at how they can control their bladders for that long. Oh wait...they're in a pool...

DallasMarineBio
06-25-2008, 21:53
Used to live 100 yards from the beach, now I'm landlocked in Dallas:smiley19:

...Just couldn't say no when I got the call from the new job saying "whatever they're paying you we'll double it" too good to pass up, (plus I thought people only said that in movies!)

Bert
06-26-2008, 15:38
I'm in michigan so I voted for inland altho I am <5 miles from the lake ( Lake St. Clair)

MSilvia
06-26-2008, 15:47
...Just couldn't say no when I got the call from the new job saying "whatever they're paying you we'll double it" too good to pass up, (plus I thought people only said that in movies!)
When it comes to marine bio, that's usually true!

jugglematt
06-27-2008, 00:09
less than a mile for me , i can see the ocean out of my kitchen window , and during the months of september /october we can see whales breaching while looking over the kitchen sink .

im usually diving most weekends and mid week also if the conditions are good
Matt

fisheater
06-27-2008, 01:14
14 miles.

Love to dive along our coast.

mjcoyne
06-27-2008, 07:18
About 10 miles from Boston Harbor but ~40 from the best shore diving on the north shore.