Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean is my “Home” ocean. It is the first body of salt water that I ever stuck a big toe in when still wearing a diaper for a bathing suit. Size-wise it is the second-largest of the world’s oceans. Its approximate surface area of 41 million square miles covers roughly  20 percent of the Earth’s surface. Shaped like a stretched-out “S” between Europe and Africa to the east and the Americas to the west, it is interconnected with the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, and the Southern Ocean south, and the Indian Ocean to the southeast. Given this interconnectivity, one could say that by diving the Atlantic, you’re already Under 5 Oceans!

Diving the Atlantic for me principally means a combination of local offshore South Caroling diving from May through September, frequent summertime dives on Meg Ledge off Wrightsville Beach, NC, a couple of trips per year to Florida to dive the Blue Heron Bridge and offshore of West Palm Beach and warm tropical clear water (think 80/80/80!) diving in places like Bermuda, Bonaire, the Bahamas, Roatan, and the Cayman Islands.

In the posts below, I’ll share some of my adventures at each of these places.


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