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Diving off East Coast

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Apr 26, 2004
I am working at a summer camp for 3 months this summer in New York State. I have about a week free after camp in which to travel before I return to uni.

Could anyone suggest anywhere off the East coast, as near to NY as possible, where there is some good diving at about 30m?

I am a BSAC sports diver so can dive to 35m, I won't be bringing any kit with me so if anyone could suggest some places where I might be able to hire some that would be great.


Fiona x

PS: My budget is pretty tight- around $600- Summer camps do not pay well!

Please personal message me with your email address.

I may be able to connect you
with an excellent freediver not too far from New York City
who might suit your purposes.

Paul Kotik
Freediver Editor
Sounds like you want to SCUBA. I can tell you a little about the scene south of NY.

There are a few decent quarries in PA (Dutch Springs, Bainbridge Sportsman's Club). Entry is about $20. There are also tons of charters off the NJ coast. Fees are usually about $60 for a 2-wreck dive. Check out www.njscuba.net for more information than you would ever want on NJ diving. Another option is Round Valley Reservoir, which is the deepest lake in NJ -- just shy of 60m at its deepest.

The diving off the NJ coast is all wreck diving, so being a die-hard tech diver is more or less a prerequisite. This means that you need to rent tech gear for any ocean dives. I usually use Northeast Scuba Supply. I'm not a tech diver, but their equipment, including the rentals, isall tech oriented.

There are lots of good freedivers in the Philly area, if you're into freediving. If you stop by http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eastcoastfreediver, you can easily make arrangements to meet up with folks who can show you around. Dutch Springs is about 30m, Bainbridge is about 40. Both have lots of "stuff" (boats, helicopters etc.) and the wildlife is pretty good in the summer.
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