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How early is too early?

Discussion in 'North Eastern United States' started by MrBigfins, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. MrBigfins

    MrBigfins Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Pittsburgh Pa
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    When does the dive season start on the wrecks off of NC? Was thinking of taking a trip down in April. Temps at depth? How many trips go out? Sea conditions? Thanks in advance
     
  2. MrBigfins

    MrBigfins Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Pittsburgh Pa
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    Wrong forum, can this be deleted please mods?
     
  3. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Rhode Island, USA
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    I like to go to NC late May early June. The water temps then are about 68-72F, as the gulf stream is pushing clear warm water past the coast. Weather is the big enemy in NC, vis can go from a respectable 40-50 feet to less than 10' if the weather turns bad. The 1st time I went there we dove everyday and had vis from 40-100 feet depending on the site. The closer to shore the site, generally the less vis. Wrecks 25-30+ miles offshore have the best vis. The last time I went the weather was so bad some dives were cancelled and money returned. The vis was so bad I thought I was back in RI!

    If you hit it good you'll be captive by NC diving and want to go as often as possible. Good luck enjoy your trip.
     
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  4. soldsoul4foos

    soldsoul4foos ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Portland, ME
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    A group of friends of mine from Maine made the trip (driving) a couple years ago, never got a single dive in. :eek:
     
  5. DanSinks

    DanSinks Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Massachusetts
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    I would think 55 to 60 degrees would be warm enough for a wetsuit.

    They dive all Winter in Boston Harbor with dry suits and water temps around 35!
     

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