DIVER explores the coves, point, shores and wrecks of Cape
Ann Massachusetts. Most dives range from 15'-50' depth.
boat is limited to 6 passengers who may bring two scuba cylinders
each. Rental equipment is not provided. EASY DIVER fills
up fast during the winter and early spring months before the season
actually begins. Interested individuals are urged to sign on as
early as possible.
dive sites are dependent upon weather and wind conditions. Actual
destinations may vary at the Captain's discretion. The boat does
not sail when the weather is poor. All advances are refunded in
DIVER sails once daily at 10 a.m. from "J" Dock, Cape
Ann Marina, 75 Essex Avenue, Gloucester, MA. Passengers must be
at the dock by 9:30 am.
Route 128, Exit 14/Route 133. Go east several miles on Route 133
(Essex Ave.) continuing past the West Gloucester T Station. Cape
Ann Marina is on the left, opposite a movie theater and right
before a Mobil Station.
Charters should be arranged and paid for in full in advance by
contacting Capt. Fred Calhoun at 978-897-0877 or emailing
Checks payable to Fred Calhoun should be mailed to: Apple
Ridge 2-6, Maynard, MA 01754. The
cost is $45 per person, $35 for NEADC members.
CHOICE: Fred Calhoun's Three Favorite
EASY DIVER customers enjoy lobstering on their dive trips.
While there are several licenses available for taking lobsters
and crabs in the state of Massachusetts - Coastal, Offshore, Seasonal
and Non Commercial - the Non Commerical license is the
one most popular with the small cult of recreational skin and
scuba divers who come abroard the EASY DIVER. The Non Commerical
license allows the bearer to provide for his or her family or
self, but not not allow for the sale of any portion of the catch.
Lobsters must not be speared.
legal minimum size of lobsters whcih may be taken is 3 1/4"
, measured along a line parallel to the center line of the lobster's
body, from the rear of the eye socket to the back of the body
shell (measure both sides). Lobsters must be measured (gauged)
as soon as they have been caught, before they are put in a
bag. Lobsters may only be taken between the hours of 1/2 hour
before sunrise and 1/2 hour after sunset.
diving lobster-persons must display their license numbers on their
scuba tanks and upon both faces of an upright panel supported
at the surface in the vicintiy where they are fishing.
of any lobster which affects its measurement or the possession
of lobster parts shall be evidence that the lobster was
less than legal minimum size. Egg-bearing lobsters many
not be taken at any time.
more detailed information about laws relating to lobsters
and crabs and to obtain a license, contact the Division
of Marine Fisheries.