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Local Dive Information

Visibility

The visibility off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland can vary from excellent to low and can range from 100 ft to 4 ft or less. The visibility has many factors including weather, currents, and time of year.

We use a network of granny lines for your descents and ascents to ensure no matter what the visibly is, you will have a safe and enjoyable dive adventure.

Make sure you bring a quality wreck reel and a powerful dive light.

Water Temperatures

The water temperature like the visibility off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland can vary depending on the currents and time of year. We suggest that all divers wear at least a 7mm wetsuit with hood and gloves to ensure a comfortable dive for Zones 2 or deeper.

There are some wrecks however that will only require a full 3mil suit such as Fenwick Shoals and Winter Quarter Shoals during the summer months.

Wreck Diving

Wreck diving is a type of recreational and technical diving where shipwrecks are explored underwater. Although many dive sites are at shipwrecks, there is an increasing trend to sink retired ships to create artificial reef sites.

The Mid-Atlantic offers some amazing scuba diving opportunities rich in history and life. From wreck diving to spearfishing the Mid-Atlantic has it all! With the Labrador Current and the Gulf Stream providing a mix of conditions, temperatures, and sea life you have a chance to see a wide range of fish, sea mammals, and ocean life.

The Ocean City Reef Foundation has developed hundreds of artificial reef sites around the Maryland coast line that has created not only a safe haven for marine life but many accessible recreational dive hot spots.

Spearfishing

In addition to exploring the many natural and artificial wrecks off the Maryland coast, Ocean City is a great place for spearfishing and lobster hunting.

Spearfishing Rules

Our local wrecks provide a permanent home to many marine animals as well as becoming an in-season "stop-over" for migrating gamefish. The most popular targets for wreck spearfishing include flounder, seabass, and tautog. We have a long list of spearfishing hot spots that we can visit when you come diving with us.

Medical Statement

Diving can be strenuous, you should not be extremely overweight or out of condition. Your respiratory and circulatory systems must be in good health. All body air spaces must be normal and healthy. A person with coronary disease, a current cold or congestion, epilepsy, a severe medical problem or who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs should not dive. If you have asthma, heart disease, other chronic medical conditions or you are taking medications on a regular basis, you should consult your doctor before participating in diving.
 
 
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