Overview of Kettle Cove

Kettle Cove

USA East


This is a great site for dive classes and beginners, or any others who haven't been wet in a while. There is a large grassy area for setting up your gear, and an easy ramp entering the water.

Directions: About 5 miles South of Portland on Route 1, hang a left at Oak Hill onto 114 (Gorham Rd). Go for 3 miles merging onto Rt.207 (Black Point Road), then make a left onto 77 (Spunwink Rd.) In about 3.5 miles, bear right onto Bowery Beach Rd. In two miles, turn right onto Kettle Cove Rd. Kettle Cove is just down the road.

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04/17/2004 Curt Johnson (Avg: 3.73 Review) - This is a very easy dive. I saw wheelchair-bound divers entering here. My son and I chose to dive here because it was recommended by the local dive shop. While shallow, and with limited visibility, we enjoyed ourselves. Having to obtain a permit from the park ranger to dive there was a different experience. The rest of my family enjoyed playing on the beach while we were diving.

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GPS: ME1201


Entrance at Kettle Cove 

Here's your intersection of Bowery Beach and Kettle Cove roads.


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GPS: ME1202


Parking at Kettle Cove 

Lots of parking in this area, since it is used a lot by boaters.




Overview at Kettle Cove 

You can tell from the terrain that it's going to be a shallow dive. The large grassy area is to the right.




Overview at Kettle Cove 

This is the cove you will dive out of.


 Map     Sat
GPS: ME1205


Entry at Kettle Cove 

It's a gentle walk to the water. Carry your flag, and be very aware of the boat traffic. NOTE ABOUT GETTING A PERMIT TO DIVE AT THIS SPOT! SEE THE GUIDE BOOK.

Last Verification: November, 2003  


Diver Averages for  Kettle Cove  (1=worst, 5=best)

Average Site Condition

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

Average Enjoyment Level

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

Number of reviews for this site: 1


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