Overview of Plum Cove

Plum Cove

Plum Cove
USA East


Site Review by
 Neil Daley
Date: 12/30/2008


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Neil Daley Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    5.00
City:   Hudson Reef:    4.00
State:   NH Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    4.00
Diving:   1 years Facilities:    3.00
 Dives:   21 Solitude   4.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    4.20
Perfect cove for an easy dive or to practice skills: not too deep, no current, and great visibility. You will see lots of lobster, crab, skate, and small striper and interesting bottom topography covered with colorful plant life. My wife and I have visited this site twice this year because you can park here before 11:00 AM right at the beach - rare for Cape Ann. After 11:00, they will give you a $60 ticket and tow your car, so get in early (found out the hard way and mine was the next to be towed!). Because this is a public beach, the lifeguard will ask divers to stay to the right side which is where you want to enter anyway. The best area to dive is the wall on the right side of the cove and to about the middle of the cove. There is also a great reef that runs parallel to shore about 100 yards past the entrance to the cove straight out from point on right - definitely worth the swim. Once there, you can do a drift dive of the reef because long shore currents are pretty quick here. Watch your distance though because they will sweep you past the cove entrance if you are not careful.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2008
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    2.00
Surf:    5.00

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