Skaneateles Lake

Lake Skaneateles is a long skinny freshwater lake in the state of New York. You’ll enjoy seeing fish and plant species, beautiful underwater rock walls and the wreck of the Ossahinta.

Fish species seen here include lake trout, rainbow trout, Atlantic salmon (also called landlocked salmon), smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye, chain pickerel, cisco, and bluegill.

Stupanj

Stupanj

  • Početnik
Vidljivost 

Vidljivost 

  • 6 m
Strujanje

Strujanje

  • slaba struja 
  • nema struje 
  • jaka struja 
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Ronjenje na olupinama
  • Jezero

Temperature & Visibility

Wildlife Diversity

Dive sites nearby

Sevey’s Marina

Sevey’s Marina is a private working boatyard so please be courteous when diving here. Leave your keys in your car in case they need to move it and pay your $10 parking fee at the green kiosk. Located on Lake Skaneateles, this dive site is like diving in an aquarium it’s so loaded with fish.

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Keuka Lake

Keuka Lake is one of the Finger Lakes of New York. There’s always something to be found at the bottom of the Finger Lakes from 18th-century glass bottles to old jewelry and even old fossils. Visibility is best in the spring and fall but the water is pretty chilly so bring a thick wetsuit!

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Lake Ontario Pipeline

Lake Ontario borders Canada and is the 13th largest lake in the world. The water is fairly cold, especially in the winter so you’ll want a thick wetsuit or drysuit for diving here.

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Scottsville Quarry

The Scottsville Quarry is located right outside of Rochester, New York and is easily accessible. Not the best vis but a good dive for all levels.

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Islander (Wreck)

The Islander wreck is found in Alexandria Bay on the USA side of the St. Lawrence River. This is an easy dive to access from shore and even has a dive park for divers to park and stage their dive from. Visibility is usually pretty good at around 50 feet.

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Great training area for Open Water, Advanced, & Master diver students. Shore entry to wall. Guide lines take you from wall to platforms at 30-feet. Max depth is 65-feet following guide lines to sunken car or boat.

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Lise Cottage

There is no thermocline in this area, allowing for very comfortable diving temperatures from May through October. Visibility is great and you can reach depths greater than 100 feet if you’re looking to do deeper dives. If not, this is also a great site for shallower diving close to shore.

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Kinghorn (Wreck)

This is a deep dive in a strong current. The dive should not be attempted from shore. Multiple dive boats are available for hire from the marina. The wreck is located approximatively 90 feet from shore.

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SS Keystorm (Wreck)

The S.S. Keystorm is a great wreck dive located on the USA side of the St. Lawrence River. Be cautious as some fishing line may be present on the wreck. You’ll see larger fish speciesm, especially if this dive is done as a night dive.

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The America (Wreck)

This is a boat dive. The America wreck is located across the shipping channel from Jordstat Castle and Dark Island on the St. Lawrence River, New York side. Canadian boats going to this wreck must check-in with US customs first. The current can be strong so this dive is recommended only for advanced divers.

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