Dive Travel in the U.S. Northeast
Not all dive travel is tropical, and that’s certainly true of the diving off the Northeast coast of the United States and Canada. Diving in the Atlantic Ocean tends to be deeper (averaging 80 to 90 feet), darker (vis varies from the other side of your mask to about 60 feet), and colder (45 to 70 degrees, depending on season). Despite conditions that keep warm-water divers from exploring the coastal waters, rivers and lakes of New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, Quebec, and Nova Scotia, local divers know there are wonderful wreck and shore diving opportunities.
Average Water Temp: Water temperatures range from 45 degrees in winter to 70 degrees in summer.
Average Visibility: Visibility varies from under 10 feet to 60 feet.