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Diving in Maine

Explore diving in Maine

The influence of the Atlantic Ocean means that coastal areas in Maine have some fantastic dive sites to enjoy.

Saco Bay Biddeford Pool is a popular shore entry dive site with the locals. This shallow site allows lucky divers to catch a glimpse of harbour seals, with many crabs and lobsters hiding at the bottom of rocks.

Portland Head Lighthouse is a popular spot for local divers. Crabs and starfish are often clinging to the rocks in the shallows. Lobsters also populate this protected cove defined by sandy bottoms and ledges. Topside, don’t forget to visit this historic, still-operating lighthouse. First lit in 1791, it’s one of the oldest American lighthouse structures.

When to dive in Maine

The influence of the Atlantic Ocean means that coastal areas see milder winters followed by cooler summers.

We strongly recommend that you dive with a 7mm in the spring/summer and opt for a drysuit in the cooler months.

Dive sites and dive shops in Maine

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More Information

Portland International Jetport is the largest airport in Maine. The total flight duration from Maine to London is around 7hrs.

Time Zone
120 V
A, B
1st Stage
INT / Yoke / K
International airports
Portland Intl Jetport (PWM)

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