Diving Overview for Massachusetts
Massachusetts is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States with the Atlantic Ocean on its eastern boarder.
There are many scuba diving opportunities in the Atlantic as well as in various freshwater locations throught Massachusetts. Diving is popular all around Cape Cod, the Sounds and along the full stretch of the Atlantic coastline.
During spring season until October, Massachusetts is one of the best places in the USA for whale watching. Often Northern humpbacks, fin whales, minke whales and the very endangered North Atlantic Right whales travel past. Strict laws are in place to protect these whales and prevent molestation. Nuntucket Island, just off the coast of Massachusetts, is the best place to see these beautiful creatures as they migrate.
Diving for lobsters, scallops and crabs is very popular and fish life is varied including flounders, bass, squid, skate and many others. There is also an abundance of wreck diving opportunities to suit all levels of diver.
Boston Harbour area offers endless underwater ledges, shipwrecks, pinnacles, large rocky boulders and wall dives. There are wrecks to suit beginner divers as well as more advanced divers including The Romance, a small wreck that sunk in 1936.
Cape Cod area offers freshwater diving in local ponds and saltwater diving both from the shore and by boat. Lobstering is popular & there are many wrecks to explore and fish life is surprising diverse.
Diving is possible all year round although it is far more popular during summer months and several local dive clubs take a break over winter.
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