I am an avid scuba diver, and I wanted to see if there was anybody else on this site who was a fan of the sport. I live in Massachussettes, and I frequently scuba dive out of Rockport, Gloucester, Salem, Marblehead, and Nahant. I also plan on visiting the cape and the islands to scuba this summer.
Scuba in New England is challenging and exciting. I call it challenging because the water has poor visibility, it tends to be cold so a wet suit or dry suit is required, and the seas are prone to be quite rough. However it is a very rewarding place to dive, if the challenges can be overcome by the diver. Unlike diving in the tropics, diving in New England includes many unique activities that are found only in this region. Some of these activities include catching lobsters, spearfishing for various species of fish, collecting scallops and other shellfish, exploring ship wrecks, and observing some of the largest most incredible wildlife.
I could go on for hours about this topic, and there are so many incredible experiences to be had in this area. If there are any other scuba divers, please share some stories or tell me about your area.