Coastal Cruises and Dive Downeast of Jonesport Maine

Dive Downeast Maine

A well-camouflaged crab on the ocean floor.

You've never seen anything like it!

Unlike tropical seas, the cool Atlantic teems with life. In a typical dive, you may see rock crabs or green crabs, starfish, sea urchins, sand dollars, periwinkles, sea cucumbers, nutrient-rich sea lettuce, Irish moss, kelp, an occasional small fish or flounder, and even a lobster or two (sorry, it's illegal to take them home).

Most marine life is found at 20-30 ft., so you can sightsee for quite a while on a tank of air. If you've only dived in the Caribbean, be prepared for less visibility and colder temperatures here. That's the way the inhabitants like it.

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Your guides

Two PADI-certified divers will guide your trip:

Harry Fish, a Dive Master, is a lifelong resident of Downeast Maine who made his first dive when he was 18. Since then, he has made hundreds of dives in Maine and the Caribbean.

Aaron Fish Herzog, Harry's nephew, is also a Dive Master. Born in Florida and raised in Maine, he has dived in the Gulf of Maine, the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, Bonaire, and Honduras.

Harry and Aaron also offer underwater inspection and recovery services.


Customize your dive

Call us to design the kind of dive you’d enjoy.

Hancock Point diveUndersea life at Hancock Point

For example, we can take you on a boat dive that drops you in a sheltered area between the huge pink and gray granite ledges near Moose Peak Light. You'll have a first-hand look at undersea life that thrives at the edge of the open ocean. (We've also seen porpoises and a minke whale in this spot.)

Or maybe you'd prefer to explore the wreckage of another lighthouse toppled by ice in 1950. Large slabs of cast iron, masonry, and brickwork are scattered over a sloping bottom. You can also swim over the remains of sailing vessels that struck the ledge in the 1800s. The wood has long since rotted or been taken by the sea, but modern divers have found ballast stones, anchor chain, broken china, clay pipes, and other fragments of cargo.

You name it - we'll try to make it happen! We can provide you a full set of diving gear, with one tank of air and a weight belt. Light snacks and cold drinks are also included.

Diving and coastal cruise locations in Downeast Maine.

How to find us

Take U.S. 1 to Maine Route 187. Follow Route 187 south into Jonesport. Meet in the parking lot of the Jonesport Town Marina on Sawyer Square.

If coming east from Ellsworth (about 55 miles), allow 1-1/2 hours.

If coming west from Machias (about 25 miles) allow 40 minutes.

To schedule a dive

To schedule a dive, contact Dive Master Harry Fish by e-mail or by phone at 207-598-7473.

Please be prepared to leave a phone number where you can be contacted.

Dive trips are for certified divers only

Open Water certification is required for all our dives. You must have a C card.

SCUBA instruction available

Are you or a family member interested in learning how to dive? We can arrange PADI-certified instruction. Contact us for details.

Check the tide tables

We recommend checking the tide tables to choose a day for your dive when high tide is between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Because of the 10-12 ft. rise and fall of tide, recreational dives are limited to within 2 hours on either side of high water.

Interested in a coastal cruise?

We'll be glad to customize a vacation experience that includes a 3-hour tour on the Aaron Thomas through Coastal Cruises, our sister enterprise, along with a dive trip. For more information, please contact us .

All Dive Downeast trips are led by a PADI-certified Dive Master.

Coastal Cruises & Dive Downeast :: 207-598-7473 :: Jonesport, Maine

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