Fort Pond Bay
Nice walk in beach dive site. This is where Open-Water SCUBA classes are sometimes held by local dive instructors because there is a soft sandy bottom gently slopes down, and eventually drops off into very deep water, very fast. Because of its location there is generally not much current. Fluke and Flounder lay in the sandy patches and there are large mussell beds scattered all over.
Navy Rd -
Montauk Harbor West Side Jetty
A favorite spot for sightseeing, as well as fishing, snorkeling and Jet Skiing, this site is an popular scuba dive site where you can walk in off the beach (near Gosman's). The jetties are made of piles of giant boulders, which extend out into Long Island Sound to about 20-25 feet of water on bottom that is a mixture of rocks and sandy patches. TIP: Tow a dive flag in this area because of high activity. Be careful of lobster pots (and lines) located near the jetties. Never enter navigation lanes. Permits required to take Lobsters and/or shellfish, check DEC and local regulations.
West Lake Dr. -
Montauk Harbor East Side Jetty
Easily accessible scuba dive site, where you can walk in off the beach. The jetties are essentially large piles of giant boulders, which extend out into Long Island Sound to about 20-25 feet of water on a sandy plain. Expect to see things like Lobsters, Fluke, Striped Bass and lots of small fish when the water is warmer in the summer months. TIP: Be careful of lobster traps located near the jetties and never enter the navigation lanes used by boats. (Note: EH Town parking permit required)
East Lake Dr. -
Hampton Dive Center
Yes, that's right... this is really the closest SCUBA Dive Shop where you can get your tank filled while you wait, or get hydro-test or visual inspection. They carry an excellent selection of top-quality equipment and have pretty much everything you could need for scuba diving, including regulators, tanks, BCDs, weights, wetsuits, hood, gloves, catch-bags, spear guns, underwater lights and lots, lots more. PADI Instructors, on-site, indoor pool for year-round Scuba Certification classes. NOTE: It is about a 100 mile round trip from Montauk to Hampton Dive in Riverhead.
369 Route 24 -