Scuba Diving

For those seeking adventure beyond the beach, Long Island offers top-notch scuba diving in the Atlantic Ocean, most notably for the Island’s numerous boat wrecks just off its shoreline.

The waters off Long Island’s coast are dubbed Shipwreck Alley, so named for all the unfortunate ships that met their untimely doom there.

Wrecks in Long Island’s waters range from the 508-ft passenger steamer Oregon, which sank in 1886 to the Lizzie D, a Prohibition-era rum runner sunk in 1922.

Scuba diving spots in Long Island, New York include challenging ocean dives off its South Shore and calmer dives off the beaches of Long Island’s North Shore.