Overview of Old Garden Beach

Old Garden Beach

Old Garden Beach
USA East


Site Review by
Date: 11/13/2006


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  LobstaMan Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Norton Reef:    3.00
State:   MA Animal:    3.00
Country:   USA Plant:    4.00
Diving:   23 years Facilities:    1.00
 Dives:   100 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    5.00


*Average:    3.50
Finally got to dive OGB on Veterans' Day '06. Parking wasn't bad (for Cape Ann)--drop your gear at site, park about 1/8 mile up road on Atlantic and walk back. The entry, walking down the ramp across the sandy beach, is about as easy as it gets. Bit of surge, surf and slight current until about 20fsw, then it lessened. Viz (15') was acceptable given the conditions. Not much marine life on this day, but nice u/w topography with lots of large and XL boulders strewn about the bottom. Max'd out at 32fsw with 49F at depth. You can get as deep as 55fsw or so. I was advised to head out to the green buoy on the right side of entry point (about a 240 heading), but many go straight out from the entry. Overall, this is a recommended site for beginner, refresher and intermediate divers, but not much for the advanced/tech types (unless trying out new gear).    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    1.00
Beginner:    5.00
Intermediate:    5.00
Advanced:    3.00
Night diving:    1.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2006
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    3.00

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