Overview of Folly Cove

Folly Cove

Folly Cove
Massachusetts
USA East

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Site Review by
 Lusitano Diver
Date: 09/21/2008

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Lusitano Diver Entry:    3.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Merrimack Reef:    3.00
State:   NH Animal:    5.00
Country:   USA Plant:    4.00
Diving:   14 years Facilities:    2.00
 Dives:   Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    5.00

Evaluation

*Average:    3.73
After diving in Cape Ann for over 14 years I had only been to folly cove 2-3 times. I had never had good luck with the visibility here. Today 9-21-08 was one of the best dives I have ever done in my lifetime (Including dives in the Caribbean!) The visibility was roughly 15-20 feet which is ok for New England standards. My sister and I saw the elusive ATLANTIC TORPEDO RAY!! Holy Smokes, this baby was huge. 4-5 feet was our average guess. As we were both along the wall peering into some cracks and crevices looking for lobster, we felt an eeearrry presence. Have you ever had that feeling you were being watched? Without paying attention to one another we slowly turned around and there it was. I had to take a double take. Swimming along 5-6 feet from the bottom with her 240 volts of confidence, she slowly swam out of the 'murky mist' Stunning! (No pun intended). I even pulled my reg out of my mouth and yelled WOOOW to my buddy. Another amazing dive in New England. For those New Englanders who only dive in the Caribbean, Shame on YOU! You are truly missing out. Oh well, more room for the hardcore divers. After staying away from Folly all these years due to lack of visibility and the Nerd Herd of other divers, I'll be back tomorrow! (We were slightly chilled after our 65 minute dive.) I would tell you what the best dive in Cape Ann is but I won't have others cramp my style. Do give those spots that are 'tough to get to' a chance and you'll find yourself a true gem.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    3.00
Beginner:    5.00
Intermediate:    5.00
Advanced:    4.00
Night diving:    5.00
   

Seasonal Information

Season:    Fall
Year:    2008
Visibility:    2.00
Current:    5.00
Surf:    2.00
 
 


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