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There is some great diving right in our own backyard of New England. Once you move out of long island sound towards Rhode Island or Massachusetts the water clears right up. We utilize a variety of open water locations from oceans to lakes and quarries. New England Dive also hosts group events throughout the summer. These events are to introduce the dive site to you for future dives. We will also be glad to get you a dive buddy if you are in need.

A few of these dive sites are:

  • Fort Wetherill
  • Fort Getty
  • Cape Ann
  • Dutch Springs
  • Brownstone
  • Stonington
  • Beavertail
  • King's Beach

New England Dive is attempting to put together an aggressive boat diving schedule for the dive season. When diving off the boat you'll get better offshore visibility as well as seeing some exciting shipwrecks.

Long Island Sound is littered with sunken vessels from all types. Our Dive charters run throughout the summer to let divers admire these beauties in their final resting place. Please call 203.284.1880 for charter dates and destinations aboard the Thunderfish with Captain William Palmer. These dive charters will range in depths form 20-120 ft. Deeper dives available upon request. Space will be limited to 6 passengers per dive so we advise to sign up early.

Currently we booked every Saturday throughout the entire summer aboard the Thunderfish. This is a 6 pack boat meaning it holds 6 divers plus one mate. Dive shops are hesitant to book whole charter like this because we need to fill the boat or else we get stuck paying for the extra spots. We need your help to pre-book this spring to assure we fill these spots and can continue to offer great dive trips for your pleasure.

All dive charters will be 2-tank dives meaning we dive once do a surface interval and dive again. The fee for the charter is $100 + tip for the mate.

Captain William Palmer also produces a variety of DVD's telling the tales of various shipwrecks along the east coast. We have them all in stock at New England Dive for $19.95 each.

Here are some of the DVD's available:

  • U-853
  • Blackpoint
  • U-85
  • Larchmont
  • Shipwrecks of North Carolina

If you'd like to see all that the area has to offer we recommend 2 books for the New England dive enthusiast both available at our shop.

  • Shore Diving Guide to New England by Jerry Shine ($24.95)
  • Shipwrecks of Connecticut and Rhode Island by Gary Gentile ($19.95)


 

Boat Charters

SATURDAYS -All levels of certification every Saturday May - Oct/Nov SUNDAYS -Advanced certification only most Sundays May - Oct/Nov MID WEEK - Private Boat Charters Available upon Request. 6 Pack boat. Fees range from $110- $180+ depending on dive site distance and fuel costs. Leaving out of Mystic, CT Aboard the Thunderfish Express Captn. William Palmer

 

OPEN WATER DIVER CERTIFICATION HANDOUT

Please see the attached PDF for information on how to get certified with NEW ENGLAND DIVE or, call for more information 203.284.1880

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DUTCH SPRINGS

Sat, Aug 09, 2014 - Sun, Aug 10, 2014

Open water dives available for students (Please sign up in advance) Sat Aug 9th - Meet at picnic tables on peninsula 9:30am- 1 or 2pm Sun Aug 10th- Meet at picnic tables on peninsula 9:30am- 1 or 2pm $250 Open Water Fee + Park Entrance Fee $35/day Certified Divers: Dive Masters and other certified divers looking for buddies meet at site ready to dive! Buddy or no buddy all levels welcome to social for the day or the weekend. Please show up self sufficient scuba gear, camping gear, and food. FREE to hang with NEW ENGLAND DIVE $35/day Park Entrance Fee $10/night Camping Fee

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Open Water Check Out Dives

Sat, May 30, 2015 - Sun, May 31, 2015

$250.00

Open Water dives are to be completed by Open Water students. This is the final step after completing Confined Water training at the pool. Bigalow Hollow State Park Union, CT 9:00AM SAT Stonington, CT 7:00AM SUN. FEE: $250.00 Includes Head to toe Rental, Instruction, and Cost of Certification Card. Please sign up in advance.All rental gear should be picked up mid-week prior to your selected dates.

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Open Water Checkout Dives

Sat, Jun 27, 2015 - Sun, Jun 28, 2015

$250.00

Open Water dives are to be completed by Open Water students. This is the final step after completing Confined Water training at the pool. FEE: $250 Includes Head to toe Rental, Instruction, and Cost of Certification Card. Please sign up in advance.All rental gear should be picked up mid-week prior to your selected dates.

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Pot Luck Picnic- Jamestown, RI

Sun, Jun 28, 2015 - Sun, Jun 28, 2015

All Levels welcome. Free Pot Luck Picnic 10am- 2pm Fort Wetherill State Park Jamestown, RI Every Sunday we have an open water we ask certified divers to join us for a social picnic if you do not have a dive buddy we will be pairing people up at the event. We bring the grill, supply the hot dogs and water and ask each person to bring a dish or beverage to share. Since this is a New England Dive sponsored event please give back by supporting our facility for any air fills our gear purchases or rentals you may need for the event.

 

Open Water Checkout Dives

Sat, Jul 25, 2015 - Sun, Jul 26, 2015

$250.00

Open Water dives are to be completed by Open Water students. This is the final step after completing Confined Water training at the pool. FEE: $250.00 Includes Head to toe Rental, Instruction, and Cost of Certification Card. Please sign up in advance.All rental gear should be picked up mid-week prior to your selected dates.

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Pot Luck Picnic- Jamestown, RI

Sun, Jul 26, 2015 - Sun, Jul 26, 2015

All Levels welcome. Free Pot Luck Picnic 10am- 2pm Fort Wetherill State Park Jamestown, RI Every Sunday we have an open water we ask certified divers to join us for a social picnic if you do not have a dive buddy we will be pairing people up at the event. We bring the grill, supply the hot dogs and water and ask each person to bring a dish or beverage to share. Since this is a New England Dive sponsored event please give back by supporting our facility for any air fills our gear purchases or rentals you may need for the event.

 

Pot Luck Picnic-Jamestown, RI

Sun, Aug 30, 2015 - Sun, Aug 30, 2015

All Levels welcome. Free Pot Luck Picnic 10am- 2pm Fort Wetherill State Park Jamestown, RI Every Sunday we have an open water we ask certified divers to join us for a social picnic if you do not have a dive buddy we will be pairing people up at the event. We bring the grill, supply the hot dogs and water and ask each person to bring a dish or beverage to share. Since this is a New England Dive sponsored event please give back by supporting our facility for any air fills our gear purchases or rentals you may need for the event.

 

Open Water Checkout Dives

Sat, Sep 26, 2015 - Sun, Sep 27, 2015

$250.00

Open Water dives are to be completed by Open Water students. This is the final step after completing Confined Water training at the pool. FEE: $250.00 Includes Head to toe Rental, Instruction, and Cost of Certification Card. Please sign up in advance.All rental gear should be picked up mid-week prior to your selected dates.

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Open Water Checkout Dives

Sat, Oct 24, 2015 - Sun, Oct 25, 2015

$250.00

Open Water dives are to be completed by Open Water students. This is the final step after completing Confined Water training at the pool. FEE: $250.00 Includes Head to toe Rental, Instruction, and Cost of Certification Card. Please sign up in advance.All rental gear should be picked up mid-week prior to your selected dates.

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