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Favorite Place to Scuba Dive in the North East

Discussion in 'North Eastern United States' started by swimsurflive, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. swimsurflive

    swimsurflive Registered

    I'm new to scuba diving and live on Long Island. Any recommendations?
  2. Firediver32

    Firediver32 Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Rochester, NY
    Thousand Islands.....
  3. mark_the_singer

    mark_the_singer Guest

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Maine
    Head for the Thousand Islands. Take the ferry to Bridgeport and then your trip will be about six hours. As for around Long Island, there used to be a pretty good dive shop near Port Jeff. It might still be there but I haven't been in that area for a long time. They had good information when I stopped by.
  4. Mr.X

    Mr.X ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    Geez. Go to Beach and 8th st. for the colorful topside life and drab stuff underwater. Caumsett Park on LI is supposed to have some diving. That being said, the shore stuff from Long Island isn't all that good and never gets too deep. You can muck around in the shallows if that's fun. Some boats go out all winter, but with winter coming...lumpier oceans.

    As suggested head to the 1K islands for some guaranteed quality diving, or do as most folks do with a real itch to dive - head to Dutch Springs Quarry in PA. Best to have a drysuit too. Of course, some folks will say a 7mm is ok. I like comfortable vs. being cold and it will drop into the low 40's soon.

  5. deeper thoughts

    deeper thoughts Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    The Panaquoge(sic) bridge is a nice dive
  6. AtlanticEdge

    AtlanticEdge Registered

    Off of Ocean City Maryland. Not many people dive the wrecks off our coast which is great for the lobster populations. Come down and visit anytime, we are one of the only dive boats running out of Maryland. Atlantic Edge Scuba
  7. steel-slinger

    steel-slinger Registered

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Near water
    Come on man your giving up the secrets.......Just kidding. Very nice place. Ocean City, Maryland is my backyard. I been on all the wrecks and injoy them all. They just dumped some subway cars down here from New York. Our reef program is expanding every year. Come on down.

    DiveatlanticEdge. What marina is your boat out of.
  8. jderoo

    jderoo Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Massachusetts, USA
    Fort Wetherill in RI is popular with divers from NY, CT, RI, and MA.

    If you are willing to go a bit farther, Cape Ann in MA has great New England shore and boat diving.

    When you've gotten a bit more experience, the U853 off Block Island is worth the seasickness (either yours or the other divers').
  9. matt_unique

    matt_unique Guest

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Massachusetts
    U853 would be among my favorites.
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