5 Must-See Excursions for Any Diver
The Atlantic Ocean remains one of the most interesting and still widely unexplored regions of the world. We have barely scratched the surface of what wonders await us in the underwater depths regarding sights, sounds, and aquatic life. While further exploration is best saved for the scientific community, scuba divers still have a wide range of diving opportunities across the Eastern seaboard to find new adventures — and reasons to upgrade their diving equipment.
Whether you’re planning a summer-long road trip to the best diving spots on the East Coast, or you want to knock a couple of places off your bucket list, the United States offers a range of astonishing diving locations. Here are our top five locales.
Swimming Through the Florida Keys
When most people think of Florida vacations, they immediately jump to theme parks, beachside bars, and golf courses as the best ways to fill their time. However, a quick trip to the Florida Keys uncovers a world of unique diving opportunities to make your next dive truly memorable.
The Florida Keys — Key Largo in particular — has a nice mix of shipwrecks, coral reefs, and aquatic life. The variety helps divers see what the ocean offers intrepid divers.
The Outer Banks of North Carolina
Further up the East Coast lies one of the premier beach destinations in the United States — the Outer Banks in North Carolina. While it may lack the tropical feel of Florida beaches, the Outer Banks plays home to thousands of tourists every year looking for an escape from their daily lives along the “Graveyard of the Atlantic.”
The ocean along the coast has plenty of old-world shipwrecks for divers to explore. Organized dives can help you navigate the collection of small islands and sandbars to find the best selection of wrecks from the days of rampant ocean exploration and piracy.
Chartered Dives Out of Point Pleasant, NJ
Right in Scubadelphia Diveseekers’ backyard, Point Pleasant has more to offer visitors than its boardwalk, aquarium, and family-friendly atmosphere. This Jersey Shore institution has a wealth of excellent diving locations and attractions that help showcase some of the most impressive wrecks in the Atlantic Ocean.
Guided dives are available for NJ wreck divers looking to explore the nearby sites from our chartered boat and take a closer look at the ocean life that calls the open waters of the Atlantic home. We’re running dive charters to the Arundo, the Coney Island, and more this summer.
Lake Erie, PA
It’s not only the warm waters of the Atlantic that have a wealth of unique diving adventures at the ready — many freshwater dive sites present unique diving experiences as well. In PA, Lake Erie possesses one of the highest concentrations of shipwrecks in the entire world. With wrecks ranging from 10 feet to 200 feet underwater, wreck diving enthusiasts have plenty of options for their next scuba dive in this Great Lake.
One Last Stop in PA
In Richland, PA, Willow Springs Park provides an unparalleled freshwater diving experience. This site brings a unique perspective to your next small group diving adventure with a good mix of marine life, sunken boats, and more. You can either purchase a membership or a day pass to enjoy this one-of-a-kind diving experience.
Stock Up for Your Next Excursion at Scubadelphia Diveseekers
Before you start planning your next scuba adventure, you want to ensure your gear is ready for whatever the open water can throw your way. Scubadelphia Diveseekers has the available inventory to upgrade your equipment with the top brands in the industry and ensure you have everything you need for a successful dive.
From wetsuits to Perdix dive computers and more, we help ensure your next adventure is the most memorable one yet. Browse our online inventory to find your newest scuba gear before your next excursion!