The New England Aquarium's hotline for any stranded marine animal is (617) 973-5247
All reports of living or dead marine animals should be reported to the hotline #, which is manned 24/7. Land animals and marine birds should be reported to town/city animal control.
What to do

More info

Scuba Resources
Ocean Conditions

Maine Harbors Website
Excellent site for current weather and long-range tidal and moon charts. The site also includes webcams of several New England coasts

Gulf of Maine Ocean Observing System.
Compare up to three buoy conditions side by side

Scholarships

Boston Sea Rovers: Frank Scalli Annual Summer Internship

Our-World Underwater Scholarship Society (OWUWSS)/Rolex Scholarship

Women Divers Hall of Fame

EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships For Undergraduate Environmental Study

Beneath the Sea Marine Career Scholarships -many scholarships for younger students

Diving Resources

Common Hand Signals (Adobe Acrobat required)
The Recreational Scuba Training Council has put together a list of common hand signals in diving. It's a good way to refresh your memory for communication skills.

New England Dive Shops
Listing of regional dive shops, including a map. Provided by the Bay State Council of Divers website.

Northeast REEF Fish Identification Program Quick Look ID Reference Guide
Online guide to fish commonly found int he New England area

Recreational Lobstering and Crabbing in MA
Online guide from the Depertment of Marine Fisheries on the rules and regulations for catching fish and shellfish in New England

DAN - Divers Alert Network
The best source for diving safety, diving health, and diving physiology information

 
Travel Services

ShoreDiving.Com
Shore diving sites in the US, Canada, and world-wide.

 
Websites

About Scuba
Melissa Rodriguez's diving resources.

Blue Sphere Pubs
Home of just about everything you need to scuba dive in New England, by the publishers of: A Shore Diving Guide to New England

Divers Down
The web site for the popular TV show.

DiversJobs
A scuba jobsite on the net, that allows employers and job seekers to find a job in the dive industry worldwide
Earthdive
A global research project for millions of recreational scuba divers to report fish sightings

National Data Buoy Center
Listing of all the NOAA monitoring buoys with access to current conditions

Oceanic Dive Locker
A service by Oceanic that allows divers to log dives, keep track of their equipment, warranty information, insurance details, and other items that need to be recorded. This can be accessed anywhere that has an internet connection, and best of all, it's FREE.

ScubaDoc - Diving Medicine Online and WebLog.
Comprehensive information about diving and undersea medicine. Excellent section on ENT (Ear Nose and Throat) problems and equalizing.

Scuba New England
"The complete scuba diving resource" for Mass, RI, NH, Conn, Maine, & Vermont.

Shipwrecks of New England
A collection of resources for shipwrecks off our coasts
Gregory Skomal
Email address for a shark researcher with the Division of Marine Fisheries. He has some shark research projects, and is always looking for volunteers, or local shark stories.

Women Divers Hall of Fame
The organization honors woman pioneers, leaders, innovators and world record holders throughout the international diving community. Each year, WDHOF awards scholarships and training grants that provide financial and educational support to individuals of all ages, particularly those who are preparing for professional careers that involve scuba diving

 
Local Diving-related organizations
At The Water’s Edge, Inc and Pioneer Valley Dive Club
Dive shop and club located in Westfield, MA
Bay State Council of Divers
Founded in the early 1970’s to represent the organized divers in Massachusetts, and meets approximately four times a year. The Bay State Council of Divers membership is made up of over 700 individual divers, clubs, dive shop owners, charter boat captains, scuba instructors and other interested persons throughout the state.
Burlington Scuba Club
Club in association with the Burlington Scuba Store

Dive Kulture
Designed for at-risk, inner-city teens, Dive Kulture is the first program in the nation to offer scuba certification together with jobs in the environmental industry. The program offers therapeutic outreach to youth and their families by trained clinicians. Graduates are eligible for five years of aftercare with program staff.

The Cape Cod Dive Club
A new dive club, based on the Cape. They are very active in the dive community, and have monthly meetings in Hyannis
MAINE-iacs
A Maine Dive club based in the Mid-coastal Maine area
Merrimack Valley Dive Club
A scuba club based in northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire.
Metro West Dive Club
Dive club based in Framingham that meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. They have a great page on Shipwrecks.

Nervous Wrecks Dive Club
Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

North Shore Frogmen
Local diving club on the operating for the past 40 years, based in Beverly

Ocean Research Group
Club member Jonathon Bird, a frequent speaker at NEADC meetings, heads this environmental organization specializing in educational films, TV shows, and products

Photography by Michelson: Underwater & Wildlife Photography
Underwater photograher, and GAFC organizer Bob Michelson's collection of wildlife photos, specializing in New England.

Bob also has several videos at the Northeast U.S. Fish & Wildlife website.

Rebel Divers "Multisport, Diving at the Core" A Westerly, RI dive club made up of experienced advanced open water divers and technical divers.

SECONN Dive Club
A dive club covering Connecticut and Rhode Island.
Secret Squirrel Divers
New England Dive Club, what more can I say, their moto is: "Keep Your Nuts Dry And Your Tail High"
Ships2reefs
DEMA organization dedicated to converting the 400+ decommissioned US Ships to artificial reefs. If you want that divable destroyer in Massachusetts waters, this is where to go to find out how!
South Shore Neptunes
Fifty year old Dive Club headquartered in Quincy. Meetings are the first and third Tuesday of the month.
United divers of New Hampshire
New Hampshire Diving club
United Divers of Central Mass
Dive Club based in Worcester, and serving all of Massachusetts. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month in Lunenburg MA.
 
Equipment

How to buy Dive Gear
A listing of several guides from a California Dive shop. Includes info on what to look for and how to size different pieces of equipment.

How to Buy a Scuba Tank
Pros and cons of aluminium and Steel, and everything you ever wanted to know about tanks.

 
Where to Dive
Cape Ann Divers's website
Listing and map of sites in the Gloucester area
MIT Scuba Club Website
Listings for Massachusetts, Cape Ann, Maine, New Hampshire Sites, and Rhode Island Sites
Shorediving.com Listing for New England
User reviews of dive sites in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
Diving in Atlantic Canada
This site lists some of the resources available for diving in eastern Canada.
Scuba-Newengland's website
Listing for sites in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont
 
Diving Tips
Cold Water Diving Tips
Recent articles in Sport Diver magazine on ways to keep warm and minimize heat loss
Dive Fitness
Articles, training tips, fitness news, and even a weekly workout schedule for divers.
 
WebCams -realtime views of coastal areas -great for checking conditions
Rockport Harbor Webcam
Someone has a camera set up overlooking Rockport Harbor

Maine Harbors index
Collection of New England Cameras

Gloucester Harbor
Above water view of Gloucester Harbor
SeaTowBoston
Excellent site with a webcam, windspeed, direction, and other realtime weather info
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