Mid-Atlantic U.S.

The U.S. Mid-Atlantic Diving Community
by Gene Muchanski
Executive Director
Dive Industry Foundation &
Dive Industry Association, Inc.

Welcome to our breakdown of the U.S. Mid-Atlantic Diving Community.  DIVE LOCAL defines the Mid-Atlantic Territory to include Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, New Jersey, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington D.C. 

In our opinion, a Local Diving Community is comprised of at least Four Core businesses; the Local Dive Stores, Dive Boat Operators, Dive Clubs and Diving Instructors.  Industry Professionals in these groups work every day in the community to 1) Teach Diving  2) Sell Diving Equipment  3) Take people Diving and 4) Keep Divers Active in the Recreation.  These groups are the Four Pillars of every Local Diving Community.

Local Diving Community Professionals are supported by a number of Industries that specialize in Diving.  They are; Diving Equipment Manufacturers, Certification Agencies and Travel Businesses.

It is our goal, as a Diving Trade Association, to bring Buyers & Sellers of diving equipment, training, travel and Lifestyle products together by providing our professional recommendations and referrals.

The mission of DIVE LOCAL – MID-ATLANTIC is to define the number of Industry Professionals and Dive Businesses in the Territory and determine the economic impact of this community.  This website addresses the following participants and activities.


  • Dive Stores
  • Dive Boat Operators
  • Dive Clubs
  • Diving Instructors


  • Dive Equipment Manufacturers
  • Dive Certification Agencies
  • Dive Travel Industries
  • Lifestyle Products & Service Providers
  • Industry Related Non-Profits
  • Local Dive Media


  • Annual Dive Show – Secaucus, NJ
    • Beneath the Sea, March 12-14, 2021