Who are the New York City Sea Gypsies™?
Founded by local scuba divers and instructors in 1971, we are a not-for-profit club made up of individuals of diverse ages and from all walks of life with one thing in common: we all share a love of scuba diving.
The Sea Gypsies host local boat, beach and lake diving events, as well as dive trips out of the New York City area. We also frequent social events and a regular lecture series. Past speakers include Jill Heinerth, Stan Waterman, Michael Aw, Amos Nachoum, Christina Zenato, Jonathan Bird, Glenn Butler, John Chatterton, Richie Kohler, David Concannon, Becky Kagan Schott, Gareth Lock, Bernie Chowdhury, Mike Emmerman, and Gary Gentile, as well as many other divers, photographers, and explorers from around the world. There are also plenty of opportunities to socialize!