Shore diving or boat diving?

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asked Aug 30, 2017 in Scuba Diving by frontbeast (2,220 points)
edited Sep 1, 2017 by frontbeast
What do you prefere and why?

11 Answers

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answered Aug 30, 2017 by George1224 (5,147 points)
I prefer boat diving. Better visiibility most of the time. You ride to the dive site instead of burning through gas to get there.
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answered Aug 30, 2017 by Cvet (3,369 points)
It depends on the site for the most part ive spent more time diving from a boat. But when we lived in California and diving Monterey Bay shore diving was grest.
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answered Aug 31, 2017 by cquade7 (3,269 points)
I like to do boat dives, now if I could find some fun places on shore I would like that, but around here I got to go on a boat. What do you like to dive?
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answered Sep 1, 2017 by NinjaShark (3,775 points)
I like both, but if i had to choose one it would probably be boat diving (if it is for a drift dive), otherwise, if i'm going to need to surface swim to a boat, it isn't much different from shore diving. Though, I guess i really only like shore diving because the only time I do it is to look for fossils, and I like fossil hunting, so, i might be biased. (Yes i can also fossil hunt from the boat, but sometimes, only sometimes, i can get sea sick, so shore diving certainly prevents that).
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answered Sep 18, 2017 by benscuba (303 points)
There both good if your in a tropical place but your best bet is to go with a boat they'll take you to a nice reef to dive.
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answered Sep 19, 2017 by Brilliant1 (595 points)
I find boat diving easier & cleaner
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answered Sep 21, 2017 by Davidb (1,816 points)
You are missing out if you don't try both. I have had such enjoyable experiences from the shore. In fact the majority of my younger years were only off the shore because I didn't have money for a boat. Shore diving could be an amazing experience and in certain circumstances it actually take more skills then a deep dive from a boat (as an example). As I think of places like Bon Aire or the Cenotes in Cancun, boats are really not necessary. Try them both, you will be a better diver because of it.
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answered Oct 4, 2017 by richardehyman (2,630 points)
Prefer boat (or ship). Just easy logistics with mobility to access sites.
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answered Aug 31, 2017 by hurfish (3,024 points)
Always like boat diving more than shore, have done a few really good shore dives tho. It would mosre less depend on location and area.
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answered Sep 14, 2017 by Gatornbama (311 points)
Boat divng, hands down!
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