New York City has had an active scuba and free diving community for decades. We are located not only on the edge of a thriving marine ecosystem, the relatively shallow seabed just outside of New York Harbor is the final resting place of hundreds of ships, sunk by collision, war, or intentionally as artificial reefs.
The NYC Sea Gypsies was founded in 1971 by a number of local divers, including Alan and Anne Iscoe - click here
to see the club's original charter. In this video interview, they talk about the the early years of diving in the area, including the skin diving Alan did off our shores as far back as the 1950s.