Water Recreation

In 2010, it is estimated that:

  • Nearly 12 million Americans will go snorkeling
  • Over 3 million Americans will participate in scuba diving
  • Nearly 6 million Americans will use personal watercrafts, such as jet skis
  • Nearly 4 million Americans will participate in surfing
  • Over 2.6 million Americans will enjoy water skiing12

Sources:

  1. National Ocean Economics Program. State of the U.S. Ocean and Coastal Economies., ONLINE. 2009. Available: http://www.OceanEconomics.org/nationalreport [7 May 2010]. []
  2. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Projected Participation in Marine Recreation: 2005 & 2010, National Survey on Recreation and the Environment 2000., ONLINE. 2005. Available: http://marineeconomics.noaa.gov/nsre/nsreforecast.pdf [7 May 2010]. []