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Massachusetts is one of the states that comprise of New England. To the east it has an Atlantic coastline and Massachusetts is bordered by five other states. The state capital is Boston, which is also the most populated city.

The climate in the state is one of cold winters and relatively warm summers. Average temperatures for Boston in January are 30°f/–1°c and in July are 74°f/23°c. Average rainfall is constant throughout the year with between 3 and 4 inches per month. The water temperature for the Boston coastal area ranges from 36f/2c in February through to 68f/20c in August.

Apart from freshwater diving which is popular throughout Massachusetts, diving is popular at Nantucket and Vineyard Sound and also, Cape Cod. Diving is also popular in the search for crabs, lobsters and scallops. Also, there are a variety of wrecks to suit all levels of diver. Although not diving, whale watching is a big draw, as whales migrate past Nantucket Island, where you can see Minkie, Humpback, Fin and North Atlantic Right Whales.

Note - Travel to any destination may be adversely affected by conditions including (but not limited) to security, entry and exit requirements, health conditions, local laws and culture, natural disasters and climate. Regardless of your destination, check your local travel advisory board or department for travel advice about that location when planning your trip and again shortly before you leave.
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