Dive site characteristics

Types Sea dive Shipwreck dive Deep dive
Conditions Satisfying or excellent visibility Thermocline or cold water Strong current
Interests Sea stars Sea shells
Providers Parking Boat ramp Restaurant Swimming Picnic tables W.C. Bathroom
Planning Rescue in case of emergency Weather conditionsFerries scheduleRoad conditionsRoad maps

Diving notes

All dives are done from a boat. As a possibility, a dive may be cancelled due to weather conditions and for security reasons. You should not be surprised. There are water current but ask to local dive operators. The dives are done in sea water, watch your buoyancy. Raise the weight on your weight belt accordingly. A 7.5mm thick neoprene wet suit is mandatory. A dry suit may be more suitable depending of your comfort habits. Surface water temperature is around 50°-60°F while bottom water temperature is 40°F.

You should watch your air and depth. Avoid nets, fish line and lobster traps. Do not make penetration unless trained in wreck penetration. Beware of jagged metal. The shipwreck is located 1500 yards off the breakwater.

Entry points

Note: directions are accurate as possible, it is recommended to go with someone who knows the site.

  Depth   Site  Characteristics
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40-98′Chester A. PolingDepth can reach 110′ inside the wreck. Dive for intermediate level or more. Descent and ascent must be done on the anchor line.

Driving directions

For more informations, please consult a travel or a tourist agency. There are more than one way to go to that place.

From the Boston area take Route 128 North to Gloucester, continue on 128 straight-through two traffic circles. At the first traffic light you come to, take a left onto Route 127. Drive 1/2 mile until you reach the Cape Ann Marketplace on your right. Turn right into the Marketplace, and we are located to your right.

Diver’s services

Providers Address Phone Services
Cape Ann Charter  127 Eastern Avenue, Gloucester 978 281-8082 air, rentals, training, repairs

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