Massachusetts has a wealth of underwater attractions for all divers to enjoy, including 12 National Historical Sites, the North Atlantic right whale and a coastline full of sunken shipwrecks.
Folly Cove is a popular dive amongst the locals. The rocky walls along this shoreline host an abundance of life, including crabs, lobsters, horseshoe crabs, skates, striped bass, and squid at night. Keep your eyes peeled for the Atlantic Torpedo Ray known to frequent the area.
Wrecks and more wrecks serve as artificial reefs and allow corals, barnacles, and marine plants to colonize. The cracks and crevices of these sunken shipwrecks offer attractive habitats for crustaceans and fish large and small.
If time allows, check out Port Hunter, the largest intact wreck in the region, with depths ranging between 18-25m.
During the summer months, a 7mm wetsuit with hood is recommended. During winter months a dry suit is required. Even in the summer, Massachusetts water temperatures rarely surpass 21°C/70°F, and can dip well into the 50s with depth. Divers should plan accordingly and match their wetsuit to the temperature at that time of year.
In the summer months, seals and sharks are frequent visitors. Massachusetts is also home to the endangered Atlantic right whale as well as humpbacks, finwhales, minkewhales, Atlantic white-sided whales and dolphins.
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
There are many airports that serve Massachusetts with Boston Logan International Airport and Nantucket Memorial Airport being two of them.