It takes a special kind of diver to gear up in layers upon layers of heavy, bulky equipment and make the plunge into cold water.
Being a cold water diver is not for everyone, but it allows you to explore above and beyond what most divers get to see. Productive waters and untouched expanses of ocean are a few things that come to mind when we think of cold water diving, but there are many more reasons to brave bone chilling waters.
Suit up and dive in to some of our favorite cold water diving articles, after all, a little cold never hurt anyone.
Backroll into to the cold water world of Portugal's Berlengas Island Natural Reserve. Located off the coast of Peniche, this underwater paradise will have you have you gurgling with excitement into your regulator.
For land loving travelers, Portugal has got it all, but if you are a scuba diver, this beautiful European country can easily fly’s under the radar. Pending the cooperation of the tides, wind, and weather, there are neat things to see and plenty of good macro life these cold and productive waters.
Submerging into the cold waters of Deer Island is one of the best ways to appreciate the vibrant array of color the Bay of Fundy hides beneath her surface.
Nova Scotia is full of cold water diving opportunities, particularly around shores of Halifax.
The world knows the Netherlands for their windmills and clogs, but what is not as well known is the excellent shore diving in the southern province of Zeeland.