New York is a diverse state with cascading brooks, towering pines, and misty lakes. In the salty Atlantic you will come across myriads of fish as well as plenty of interesting crustaceans. Lobsters, crabs, and scallops are common sights whilst diving in New York. Sharks like dog and blue sharks can be seen, especially near the wrecks at 'Wreck Valley'.
Of the hundreds of shipwrecks to explore, the USN Algol and the Lizzie D are brimming with history and well worth the trip.
However, there is more to New York scuba diving than salt water. There are several fresh water lakes to explore, pike, salmon, and trout will be your dive buddies. Perch and largemouth bass hang out in the weed beds, and trout thrive in colder water.
Diving in New York can be enjoyed all year. April -November offers cool and pleasant weather which proves to be ideal for all kinds of outdoor and water activities.
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
For diving in New York, fly into Newark or JFK. While public transportation is incredible within the major cities, especially in the Big Apple, there is less access in suburban and rural areas. Renting a vehicle is highly advised.