The sea bed south of Long Island is littered with interesting places to dive. Several dive sites are accessible right from the beach, including shipwrecks, reefs and rocks that attract marine life. Here are some dive boats that can get you started on an underwater adventure, plus some notable wrecks to whet your appetite.
FISH ON, Windswept Marina, 215 Atlantic Ave., East Moriches, fishonfishing.com, 631-889-5291. All ocean wrecks, including Oregon and USS San Diego, and artificial reef dives in Moriches Inlet. Capacity: 6.
M/V TEMPEST, 11 Hudson Ave., Freeport, eastcoastwreckdiving.com, 631-327-3312. Wreck dives include USS San Diego, RMS Oregon and other popular wrecks along the South Shore of Long Island and northern New Jersey. Capacity: 6.
POINT BREAK, Unique Charters, Mount Sinai, uniquecharters.com, 631-821-3483. Sails out of Port Jefferson. Wreck, reef, free diving, lobster and bottle diving; salvage; customized diving. Capacity: 6.
SEA HAWK, Woodcleft Canal, Freeport, 516-426-3463 or 718-279-1345, seahawkdiver.com. Visits local wrecks around Jones Inlet. Bottle dives in winter. Capacity: 10.
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