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If you are interested in ocean diving, then take a look at the Surface Interval (http://www.surfaceinterval.net/) that runs out of Indian River. There is also a charter out of Ocean City called the O.C. Diver, but I haven't been out with them yet.
Last year, a lot of the charters were cancelled due to weather, so keep that in mind when you make your plans. If you would rather stick to the quarries there are several in driving distance from Maryland. A dive shop called Undersea Outfitters (http://www.underseaoutfitters.com) leases Hyde's Quarry that is open to divers on Wednesday nights and weekends. Call the dive shop for details and a quarry pass.
Here's a partial list of other inland dive sites in the our area.
Well my sister just moved to Easton so likely that will be where we are staying.
Its about a 10 or less hour drive from here so hopefully, we'll be there a few times over the next few months for a few weekends.
I was afraid maryland didn't have much but these links indicate otherwise. This is good news. It also looks like the diving there is fairly similar to the diving here temperature/depth wise. Mostly our interest when we leave home would be ocean diving as we certainly can't get that here.
Looking forward to coming down. I'm dying to try catching some lobsters and/or spear fishing so anyone out there willing to show us the ropes - we want to talk to you! What are the best times of years for the most interesting fish as well? (sharks and anything big would be good).
Also, whats the most comon gear config? Doubles rigs or singles with ponys (we'd likely bring everything but just in case there is a shortage of space).
Thanks. I'm sure i'll have more questions as they pop up.
Oh ya, recommended wrecks? (preferably above the 130ish foot zone)
Don't know about dive locations there yet, but plan to investigate them. A scuba shop that has been sending me e-mails just moved to Ocean City, MD. Check out http://www.piratescuba.com
They should be able to give you some ideas.
There's no shore diving that I'm aware of--you'll probably find that the viz just isn't there.
I'd suggest making reservations with Trish on the Surface Interval as your best best. It's a bit further than OC, but it's a good boat, and well run going to good sights. The websight lists which wrecks you'll dive on a given day, but you'll find that everything other than Fenwick Shoals tends to run deep. I'll be onboard on June 14 and 15.