What we're about

Welcome to one of the biggest dive communities in the Northeast! The NYC Sea Gypsies, a non-profit (501c7) scuba diving club, has been serving NYC & the surrounding area since 1971.

Among our members, you'll find divers with a wide variety of experiences:

• Those new to diving, expert divers, & instructors

• Cold water aficionados as well as those who prefer warm water only

• Recreational divers, underwater photographers, technical divers, & those who prefer certain types of dives (e.g., shore, boat, big animal, wreck, macro, cave, etc.).

• Divers who only get wet once a year on vacation & dive warriors who dive every chance they get

Interested in meeting like-minded people who love diving & the ocean? Our club offers diving, monthly presentations, an underwater photographic society, & social events like happy hours & dinners.

This Meetup group & some of our club events are open to the public. However, we do not post our club dives on Meetup since only paid members can dive with us. Sign up for just $20/year (https://seagypsies.nyc/members) & you'll also get access to our exclusive Google Group email list, monthly newsletter, & get an invite to our annual holiday party among a number of other perks.

Follow us on other social media: Instagram (http://instagram.com/nycseagypsies), Twitter (http://twitter.com/NYCSeaGypsies), & our Facebook Group (http://www.fb.com/groups/seagypsies).

Questions/concerns? Contact the admins in this Meetup group or contact us through any of the club’s social media accounts listed above.

Upcoming events (2)

The New York City Sea Gypsies Present Jhénelle Williams

Online event

Join us for our monthly Zoom meeting presented by Jhenelle Williams! Join the NYC Sea Gypsies for zoom info.

Being a diver is much more than exploring the world below, it’s a relationship with the marine ecosystem and identifying your role in protecting it. Jhénelle will be discussing her love for the ocean and how she bridges that relationship through analytical science. She hopes to ignite that curiosity in you to go beyond the snorkel to protect the ocean we all love. Being a diver is much more than exploring the world below, it’s a relationship with the marine ecosystem and identifying your role in protecting it. Jhénelle will be discussing her love for the ocean and how she bridges that relationship through analytical science. She hopes to ignite that curiosity in you to go beyond the snorkel to protect the ocean we all love.

New York Underwater Photography Society: Amos Nachoum

Online event

Join us for our New York Underwater Photography Society (NYUPS) meeting presented by Amos Nachoum! Join the NYC Sea Gypsies for zoom info.

Amos Nachoum does not need an introduction. He is one of the best underwater and wildlife photographers in the world. He is a master of photographing big animals worldwide. He free dives with blue whales off the Eastern Pacific, scuba dives in the Okavango delta with crocodiles, and goes face to face with the great white shark. He is one of only five people who has photographed polar bears underwater. Amos is an explorer. He leads wildlife photography expeditions with his company, Big Animals Global Expeditions (https://biganimals.com). His photos and essays have appeared in publications including National Geographic, Time, Life, The New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, Le Figaro, Terra Sauvage, Airone, Der Spiegel, Unterwasser, Explorer Journal, and Fifty Fathoms.

For 45 years, Amos has been filming underwater and topside to conserve and preserve the wilderness. As a result, he has witnessed numerous moving moments in nature. He will share a dozen of his most outstanding images and behind-the-scenes stories with us.

He attributes his success to - preparation meeting opportunity, which is more than luck - He wishes to share the trials, tribulations, and joy in pursuing his passion. He hopes this will inspire everyone to think and act differently.

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