M/V Tempest is not the typical commercial fishing vessel and was built with many of the comforts of a pleasure boat. Amenities such as air conditioning, heat, private full shower and head, dinette with wrap around seating, full galley, and much more provide for a more enjoyable time during those pesky surface intervals we all must endure. She was chosen specifically with extended overnight dive expeditions in mind.
The Sea Turtle is a 36′ BHM downeast style boat. She is powered by a single 430 horsepower volvo-penta diesel engine, allowing a 17-18 knot cruising speed. Built and used originally for lobstering on the Long Island sound. Capt. Wade purchased and customized the boat for wreck and shark cage diving.
The trips will be aboard a 28′ Pilot house which has been outfitted for divers. On one day of each weekend we will focus primarily on the close sites, such as the Shinnecock Reef, which is only 2 miles out of the inlet and holds two popular wrecks, the Mandy Ray and Flat Top. Weekday trips will include longer boat rides to more diverse sites.
The R/V Wreck Valley is a custom built 40′ Young Brothers. She has over 16′ of deck space, a 9′ cabin , enclosed head, heat, and 3 bunks. The Wreck Valley is powered by a single 6-71 TI Detroit Diesel and cruises at 20 knots! Her speed and excellent sea keeping abilities make her one of the most comfortable 6-pack vessels in the area. Running out of New York’s Jones Inlet on the south shore of Long Island, we can choose from hundreds of shipwreck destinations.