Overview of Cathedral Rocks

Cathedral Rocks

Cathedral Rocks
Massachusetts
USA East

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Site Review by
 Jake Jurczak
Date: 04/09/2006

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Jake Jurczak Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    3.00
City:   Reading Reef:    3.00
State:   Mass Animal:    2.00
Country:   USA Plant:    2.00
Diving:   30 years Facilities:    1.00
 Dives:   300 Solitude   1.00
    Roads:    5.00

Evaluation

*Average:    2.58
This is a dive I've loved over the years. OK, the cliffs are tough to negotiate, so go slow and don't carry too much [make two trips]. Please be courteous to other divers by placing your gear out of the way, as Dan Halligan pointed out, we ran into what we call in Polish, DZUPPA JURRA, which means, well you know…The entry is easy at high tide. I jump off the end rock, which points dead east. I recommend you descend immediately and follow the bottom contour to 80+. I've seen various types of marine life over the years: cod, stripers, wolf fish and a 4ft long BLUE SHARK that probably lost its mother [being so close to shore]. The marine life has all but disappeared over the years from over fishing, pollution, and the climate. I don't know, I'm not scientist, but it scares me. One cool thing about this dive is I keep finding MASSIVE LOBSTERS! The rumor is around Rockport that a rich Buddhist lady buys these monsters in Nova Scotia, and then releases them near Cathedral rocks. I recently wrestled this BADBOY out from his lair, and I mean he put up one hell of a fight. When all was said and done, he was over the legal limit and I wasted 500psi on this lobster. This is an entertaining dive and keep your eyes open for one of those Buddhist Lobsters. I hope to see ya there!! DIVE SAFELY!!!!    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    2.00
Beginner:    2.00
Intermediate:    3.00
Advanced:    4.00
Night diving:    2.00
   

Seasonal Information

Season:    Spring
Year:    2005
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00
 
 


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