SCUBA diving is thriving in the New York Area. The diving up here is much more challenging than warm water destinations due to our local conditions of cold temperatures, low visibility and currents. Written for both the diver and the non-diver, this book draws the reader into the exciting world of Northeast Technical SCUBA Diving. The book opens with an Introduction to SCUBA Diving' that explains the equipment, local conditions and dangers of diving to those new to the sport. Consisting of over 70 true stories of local dives this book has the reader descending with the author on numerous local shipwrecks such as the USS San Diego and ocean liner Oregon, both over 500 feet long and sunk in the Atlantic off of Long Island. The book also contains a number of dive site maps. The stories chronicle the author's diving adventures and what it feels like to dive locally both exploring the wrecks and from popular shore diving sites.