Overview of Portland Headlight

Portland Headlight

Maine
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This picturesque area is the site of two wrecks: the Annie McGuire and the Lachinvar. It is also great park for non-divers to hang out and explore, as well. As you'll read below, getting to the water's edge can be a challenge, so we'd only recommend advanced divers in good physical shape attempt this dive.

Directions: Take a look at the previous site, Two Lights, to get your bearings. At the intersection of 77 and East Point Road, head North for 1.5 miles, then make a right onto Shore Road. In 2.5 miles you can take a right into Fort Williams Park. Drive past Ships Cove, until you end up in the parking lot next to the light house.


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07/09/2010 Joe Cabaup (Avg: 3.73 Review) - Dove off the Ft. Williams park area. The beach area was all small rocks and boulders but still easy to get to the water. The small cove offered much to explore. The currents were fast in between the rock fissures and drew you out quickly; it was fun for me but I was expecting it. Saw lots of wildlife once we were out of the cove including a huge lobster (about 15 lbs?). This was my first salt water dive after many years of fresh water and inland diving.


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Entrance

 Map     Sat
GPS: ME1401
N4335.6750'
W07013.6253'

 

Entrance at Portland Headlight 

Here's where you make your right onto Shore Road.

Parking

 Map     Sat
GPS: ME1402
N4337.3459'
W07012.6615'

 

Parking at Portland Headlight 

Once into the park, you'll find plenty of parking a short walk from the light house.

Trail Head

 Map     Sat
GPS: ME1403
N4337.3597'
W07012.5557'

 

Trail Head at Portland Headlight 

This is the trail that takes you to the left of the light house, to the small diving cove.

Overview

 

 

Overview at Portland Headlight 

Looking down into the cove, you can see the steep trail on the other side.

Trail Head

 Map     Sat
GPS: ME1405
N4337.4690'
W07012.5711'

 

Trail Head at Portland Headlight 

There again is the steep trail at the bottom left of the picture. We're pretty good divers, but we're not sure our mountaineering skills are up to speed for this dive. We'd like to hear from divers who have successfully made it in and out of this cove.

Overview

 

 

Overview at Portland Headlight 

You can see that once you get to the water's edge, the possibilities are endless for a wonderful dive,

Last Verification: November, 2003  

 

Diver Averages for  Portland Headlight  (1=worst, 5=best)


Average Site Condition

Ease of Shore Entry:  4.00
Bottom Conditions:  4.00
Reef Conditions:  3.00
Animal Life:  4.00
Plant Life:  4.00
Facilities:  4.00
Solitude 2.00
Roads:  5.00
*Site Average:  3.73
   

Average Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:  3.00
Beginner Scuba:  4.00
Intermediate Scuba:  4.00
Advanced Scuba:  4.00
Night diving Scuba:  3.00

Number of reviews for this site: 1

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