I was just thinking about the difference in the diving conditions in the locations I have been living for the past 10 years. Here is a brief comparison!
Walk to marina
Take very very short boat ride to dive site
Ride bike with dive gear to marina
drive nice boat out to a variety of choices...literally hundreds of choices on where to go for GREAT diving!
Drive a "pisten bully" to a little hut
scrape fresh ice off the dive hole
descend down an ice tunnel
see penguins on the way home
Drive SUV through sand dunes to dive site
Walk through trash