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MtnDiver
08-17-2007, 15:10
where would it be? and Why? I would love to relocate someday to enjoy diving more often. Born in SoCal spolied me living near the ocean...and after living in Western Colorado the last 23 years...I miss the water TOO much. Where would you go?

thor
08-17-2007, 15:15
Beach house in Bonaire

Villa in Capri, Italy

Ski Chalet in Aspen

of Course a flat in NYC in the middle of Central Park

MtnDiver
08-17-2007, 15:21
Nice!!!

Queen
08-17-2007, 15:30
Condo in Key West

Another in downtown Chicago

A little beachside place in Greece

Formerly 45yroldNewbie
08-17-2007, 15:38
Anywhere near the water where the air temp rarely or never goes below 70 degrees!!:smiley20::smiley16:

namabiru
08-17-2007, 17:19
Not in the States.

I would live in Australia or New Zealand. I've looked at immigrating to NZ, and it's still in the cards. That may be my next destination after Qatar.

Or I would live in the UK, or Singapore, once I had the funds.

Thailand would also be a distinct possibility.

chinacat46
08-17-2007, 17:49
I'd live at Lembeh Resort. There are lots of place I've dived and wanted to go back Lembeh Strait was the only place I didn't want to leave.

deepdiver47
08-17-2007, 19:39
The Island of the Gods, Bali Indonesia,

Illini_Fan
08-17-2007, 19:41
Not in the States.

I would live in Australia or New Zealand. I've looked at immigrating to NZ, and it's still in the cards.

The south island is beautiful -- haven't been to the north island yet. People are very friendly. Not a bad choice

NitroWill
08-17-2007, 19:44
anywhere constantly warm and where I can easily dive awesome sites anytime I want :smiley20:

one with a majority population of females wouldnt hurt either :smiley36:

JCAT
08-17-2007, 19:46
Marathon, FL or Aruba!

scubasamurai
08-17-2007, 19:47
i would live for real on some small island in the carribbean, been doing that on st marteen's for a couple of years. but after hurricane dean things are a little sticky.

Buoyant1
08-17-2007, 20:42
The Keys! I love the enviromnent there, the diving is great! And the fresh Seafood is un-matched!

The life style there is so laid back it's not funny!

tedtim
08-17-2007, 21:36
Bonaire.

Outside of the hurricane belt. Still fairly easy to get back to Canada/US. Lots of diving. Could work if I need too.

The biggest challenge is the process for immigration and losing medical coverage.

freediver
08-17-2007, 21:40
.....on a houseboat in the Meditteranean.

picxie
08-17-2007, 22:00
Not in the States.

I would live in Australia or New Zealand. I've looked at immigrating to NZ, and it's still in the cards.

The south island is beautiful -- haven't been to the north island yet. People are very friendly. Not a bad choice

I shall accept those kind words on behalf of the NZ population :smilie39: :)

South Island really is amazing. I'm in the North Island though - bigger population, more to do, but the South Island definately has some advantages. Diving is best up North though - north North, Bay of Islands area.

Really, I wouldn't live anywhere else. I'd love to travel to loads of places, but I know I wouldn't want to settle anywhere other than NZ. We have our fair share of problems, but it's still a great place.

foo
08-17-2007, 22:23
Cozumel...

dmdoss
08-17-2007, 22:40
An island with clear water and blue skies.

ertechsg
08-18-2007, 00:01
Coz cheap beer and great food and diving then again any where viz is atleast 200 ft

sidneydiver
08-18-2007, 00:23
House in the keys.
Villa in Italy.
House in Hawaii.
Houseboat somewhere lovely!

unclepooty
08-18-2007, 07:48
a salty peice of land

Zenagirl
08-18-2007, 08:19
Maui or the Big Island of Hawaii...if I were independently wealthy....or Bonaire....or the Sunshine Coast of Australia.

Queen
08-18-2007, 08:44
I guess it's kind of a given that as divers we'd want to be near beautiful water, but it's funny to read the responses here to this question and then to read them on a cycling board where I post. They all want to live near amazing mountains (if they're mountain bikers), or gorgeous rural roads (if they're roadies). I guess our avocations really do impact our view of the world.

Jaymeany
08-18-2007, 08:51
Do to limited experience I may change my mind but Anguilla! Most amazing place I've ever been and the best people I've ever meet. Realistically we plan to retire to the outer banks of NC.

94GTStang
08-18-2007, 08:57
I would go to Spain or Greece...


Then it would be on to the Pacific Islands or lower Caribbean

JugglingMonkeys
08-18-2007, 09:00
Queensland for me.
It's where I'm from originally.

and for diving it's got the Reef, plus close to Palau, Thailand etc etc.

PlatypusMan
08-18-2007, 09:12
I'm for Grenada or Australia*.







*why do you think they call me PlatypusMan? ;)

plot
08-18-2007, 09:45
i would live under the sea


... with hot chicks, not sailors or something

Disneymom
08-19-2007, 09:17
Florida. I'd also like to live in the UK, I think, and of couse just about anywhere tropical with blue waters and white sand.

J-Cub
08-19-2007, 17:54
Florida would be nice... It seems to be in a great location for diving. I don't get that here in Utah.

Xspect
08-19-2007, 18:05
Never been there
But I guess Marlon Brando's old digs in the south pacific wouldnt been bad.

namabiru
08-19-2007, 18:20
The south island is beautiful -- haven't been to the north island yet. People are very friendly. Not a bad choice

I shall accept those kind words on behalf of the NZ population :smilie39: :)

South Island really is amazing. I'm in the North Island though - bigger population, more to do, but the South Island definately has some advantages. Diving is best up North though - north North, Bay of Islands area.

Really, I wouldn't live anywhere else. I'd love to travel to loads of places, but I know I wouldn't want to settle anywhere other than NZ. We have our fair share of problems, but it's still a great place.[/quote]

Ah, kia ora! I'm a native Montanan, and I've been told that NZ is quite similar to Montana people-wise, and it has the added advantage of being somewhat like the US used to be 25 years ago. People are still polite to one another, and there's not so much competition between workers, and definitely a lot more laid-back. After spending 1 (long) year back in the States, I'm ready for some laid-back folk.

Yep, every country has its problems, and I definitely don't mean to glorify non-US countries as being problem-free in justifying my wish to leave. Japan certainly wasn't a problem-free exception (for locals or foreigners), nor was England. However, the things in Japan became more apparant because I was there longer. I would have stayed in Japan, though, had I been able to find a job which didn't involve teaching English. I just found that wasn't my calling.

I'll be looking to immigrate to NZ as a skilled migrant, as I'm a professional librarian. At this point, when I evaluated my points on the website, I'm right on the border of being offered a work permit for sure. It's a Catch-22 in that a lot of NZ places won't let you apply if you haven't got a work permit, but on the other hand you can get a permit with few difficulties if you have a job offer in NZ.

I may also try coming on a working holiday. I read where you can try to change your visa status if you have employer support and a proper job. We'll see what happens. :smiley20: At any rate, I'll get some good solid professional experience in Qatar, plus get to see more of the world.

monarch11180
08-20-2007, 12:37
that sounds awesome

3rdEye
08-20-2007, 12:52
i'd take anywhere near a decent tropical beach and a diveable reef right about now

hawaii always sounded appealing....kona coffee, mtn biking, and diving :)

subsur
08-20-2007, 12:59
new england or NYC and a good job that can pay for my trips. why? i love seasons, all 4 of them. i love being close to the water. I like people telling me what they think without any b.s.

namabiru
08-20-2007, 13:49
I like people telling me what they think without any b.s.

Hear hear! T'is definitely a different flavor, the East Coast. I spent 3 days in Philadelphia for a business trip and enjoyed myself immensely.

lucidblue
08-20-2007, 19:34
new england or NYC and a good job that can pay for my trips. why? i love seasons, all 4 of them. i love being close to the water. I like people telling me what they think without any b.s.

I couldn't live without the seasons either and I wouldn't want to be far from my family. I like the Northeast and can't imagine living in another area of the country. That being said, I wouldn't mind have a vacation home on a tropical island with warm, clear, blue water that I could visit at my leisure. :icon_cheesygrin: I've only been diving in Cozumel so far, so I can't make a decision about which island yet.

Krakenn
08-22-2007, 05:06
Anywhere on the coast of Western Australia.

Kraks

Charlotte Smith
08-22-2007, 06:39
Australia........

Subaqua
08-23-2007, 15:24
Bora Bora or anywhere in French Polynesia
Somewhere in Italy
Barcelona, Costa Brava

creggur
08-23-2007, 15:35
A water front place on Key Largo with a pool, and a place to park the boat...

dallasdivergirl
08-23-2007, 16:02
Roatan, Honduras I already know my landlady & one of my friends owns a dive shop & two fishing boats.

My parent's ranch in Oklahoma, small town, lots of land, room for the dogs to be dogs.

Taos, NM I just need a little ski shack!

cudachaser
08-23-2007, 16:23
If you could marry the beaches of Cocoa Beach with the reefs, waters and ambiance of Key Largo...that would be my utopia

NavyDM
08-23-2007, 23:35
If I could live anywhere it would be on a boat or in a hotel. Just stay on vacation diving and exploring for as long as I can. I guess I like to move around and I would get bored staying in the same place for too long. In my whole life I've never lived in the same place more then 3 years. Why do spring cleaning when you can have a moving sale. There are too many places to see to stay in one place for long.

gtjason2000
08-24-2007, 07:45
I am searching for an undiscovered tropical paradise that is not subject to hurricanes or typhoons. I think there may be a couple places tucked away in the carribean that the prevailing winds and currents keep most hurricanes out of the way.

RECDiver
08-24-2007, 08:00
Cayman Islands.

willardj
08-24-2007, 09:13
Beach house in Bonaire


I have to agree with the beach house in Bonaire. That's about as close to paradise as it get's.

Jaymeany
08-25-2007, 21:07
I agree with the northeast comments. Love being told to stick it when it comes to it. The Red Sox vs Yankees thing is unreal. However, in the land of upstate lake effect snow I need to go somewhere! Anywhere away from lake Ontario! I would love to have a place on an island like I said before but I now think I would miss the trash talking, straight shooting new englanders!:smiley19:

Bill22
08-27-2007, 06:35
I'm split between the Philippines and Thailand right now. The climate is warm, the people are friendly, the diving is great, and the dollar goes a looooong way ;-) Who wouldn't want to live in a tropical paradise?

rubberduck
08-27-2007, 06:41
Water front property on the Keys.

Capt Hook
08-27-2007, 09:39
Back on our boat, so we can travel again, or Florida

tnfireman
08-27-2007, 21:22
I live in the mountains of East TN, I love it here. If only I could have an ocean a bit closer......

greyzen
08-27-2007, 21:34
Tuscany - Big beautiful homes and countryside

scuba Widow
08-29-2007, 22:45
On a houseboat on a lake here in East Tennessee or a yacht off the coast of Florida