History awaits scuba divers from the shores of Jamestown. With over 400 miles of magnificent scenic shorelines, Rhode Island's coastal waters are littered with shallow and deep water wrecks, tugs, submarines, steamships, freighters, schooners, and more.
Rhode Island is uniquely endowed with white sandy beaches, dramatic high cliffs, rocky shorelines, and small islands packed with history. The hundreds of wrecks and forts that remain below the surface bring all this history to life.
The Gulf Stream brings tropical life including clear-nosed skates, pipefish, butterflyfish, flounder and trunkfish. Lucky divers may spot an octopus or two! Featuring eelgrass beds, sandy bottoms, anemone covered cliff walls and endless rocks to explore. Diving Rhode Island is a favourite amongst locals.
For diving in Rhode Island, seas are usually calmest and warmest during summer, but spring and fall can have the best visibility.
Many local divers wear wetsuits all year, but drysuits keep dives comfortable in the cooler months.
The warm Gulf Stream sweeps close to the Rhode Island shoreline, bringing submerged tropical water warm enough for wetsuit diving from May-October.
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
T. F. Green International) is a public international airport in Warwick, Rhode Island, United States, 6 miles south of the state's capital and largest city of Providence.