One of the fastest growing recreational sports of the Rockport and the 1000 islands has been scuba diving. Our pristine clear waters have revealed numerous sunken vessels that challenge the most experienced diver. This is a no thermocline environment, the visibility is often in excess of 60 ft. and during summer months the water can reach temperatures in the mid 70s. An ideal diving experience.
While there are over 100 wrecks available within reasonable travelling distances we are extremely fortunate to have one wreck, the Kinghorn, right in front of Rockport in 80-90 ft of water. The Kinghorn went down in 1912 and is in excellent shape. Some of the other nearby wrecks include the America, in 75 ft of water, having gone down in 1932 and the Vickery, a 3-masted schooner that went down in 1889. There are many options and varying degrees of difficulty with a challenge for every level of experienced diver.
Rockport is fortunate to have two dive charter businesses in the community as well as a waterside dive shop with a fill station, equipment sales and repair, and rental equipment. Rockport is really well located for divers who can come for a day, a weekend or a week.
Rockport is definitely a great choice for a Dive getaway — a diver's haven with enough variety to entice you to many return trips.
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