Overview of Cathedral Rocks

Cathedral Rocks

Cathedral Rocks
USA East


Site Review by
 Chris 4
Date: 08/15/2005


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Chris 4 Entry:    1.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    2.00
City:   Reef:    2.00
State:   Animal:    3.00
Country:   Plant:    3.00
Diving:   20 years Facilities:    1.00
 Dives:   Solitude   1.00
    Roads:    1.00


*Average:    2.02
Probably one of the worst dive locations I have experienced in 20+ years of diving. An attractive location but far too popular, especially with the very limited space available on the site to house gear, suite up, etc. Risky negotiation of the rocks to get one's gear to the site; other divers at the site were far from helpful, and at times darn right rude -- welcome to New England. We had the unfortunate coincidence when a bunch of unruly, childish young divers arrived and turned the site and dive into a shambles. We quickly exited the location having deemed it too dangerous to safely continue with our planned second dive. I would recommend getting there early, since most people started turning up around 9:00am; and don't forget your dive flag. Entry at high tide is a straight forward giant stride but once the tide starts to recede, entry becomes more and more awkward and tricky with beds of seaweed lining your descent to the water's edge. The site does have some interesting geological features and the lobsters and crabs on our dive where plentiful. Visibility was excellent for New England, though it was still very cold. Make sure you leave some strength to get your gear back up the rocks at the end of the dive; you will need it! Been there, don't ever need to go again.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    2.00
Beginner:    1.00
Intermediate:    2.00
Advanced:    2.00
Night diving:    1.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2005
Visibility:    2.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    4.00

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