Her newfound passion for SCUBA diving was solidified during her very first time diving in open-water when she saw the tiniest snail on a blade of seagrass swaying back and forth with the current. The sun rays were reflecting, and the lighting was just right for what seemed like such great visibility for New England diving. She realized then that this newly discovered adventure would provide her with endless possibilities for exploration and learning opportunities. Alyne was open-water PADI certified in May 2021 and continued to acquire advanced and specialized diving certifications. With over 180 logged dives, Alyne is currently working to obtain her Divemaster certification with expectation to complete it by Spring 2023. Her objective is to continue to further develop and practice her diving skills to remain a proficient diver, explore new dive sites, encourage new divers, and introduce SCUBA diving to non-divers by sharing her experiences, adventures, and her recently discovered affinity of underwater video and still photography
Into the World of
New England Scuba Diving
New iDive New England Team Member
iDive New England is excited to introduce our newest team member, Alyne Silva!
Alyne fell in love with SCUBA diving at first breath. Eager to learn to SCUBA dive, after being given the “OK” to put on her regulator and descend, she did just that and took her first breath underwater. It was then that she knew she had superpowers. She could breathe underwater! Never mind the fact that she was in her very first pool session, only four feet deep, and in an indoor pool working to become a certified SCUBA diver...
You can find Alyne diving the waters of New England year-round, occasionally exploring dive vacation destinations and at youtube.com/@alynescubadives.
Welcome to the iDive New England team, Alyne Silva!!
Lobster and Scallop Diving
YouTube Video spotlight: Some VERY New England Scuba Diving
We joined Michael Macdonald on an epic adventure, scalloping and lobster diving in New England. Macdonald is scuba instructor and technical diver that began diving in New England in 2002.
Michael Macdonald spends his summers scuba diving Cape Ann, Lake Champlain and the Great Lakes. And during winters, Michael is cave diving in Florida and Mexico. He hones in on lobster and scallop diving, shipwreck exploration, and being underwater regardless of the visibility or water temperature.
Scuba Diving Canoe Beach
YouTube Video spotlight: Canoe Beach
We stopped by a fun dive site in New England, Canoe Beach in Nahant, MA with iDive New England team member, Luis Figueroa. This site is excellent for divers of all levels it offers so much to see, is often protected from the elements and has an easy entrance/exit.
Parking: Stop by the local PD to get parking clearance
Levels: All Levels
iDive New England Blog
Luis Figueroa is an SSI Dive Master and has 35+ years’ experience diving the waters of New England.
NEW BLOG POST: The Resident Northern Red at Folly Cove
Folly Cove in Gloucester, Massachusetts is one of every local scuba diver’s go-to dive sites on Cape Ann. Day or night, Folly Cove rarely disappoints...
But while divers explore Folly for so many reasons, most aren’t aware there is a resident Northern Red Anemone on the left side of the cove that has been in the same location for over 30 years.