It was such an awesome season for diving. We have been so lucky that the weekends have been gorgeous and sunny. And august and september have been quite sunny, providing good amount of heat needed for the wet suit divers like myself.
This saturday we hit Salt Island in Gloucester right across Good Harbor Beach. We hit the beach at the low tide. This site is one of the doable sites at low tide. Actually especially good at low tide if you prefer walking instead of long surface swimming. Since it is off-season the parking lot was free, so we dropped off our gear and dropped the cars at the parking lot.
We geared up around the rocks at the left side of the beach. The water was far away, I would not think the high tide would reach here but at the end of the dive we saw the tide came all the way into these rock, we were lucky/smart to put our stuff further away.
The dive site is rocky and colorful. The visibility was pretty good, around 15 ft. A lot of crevices and “see” through holes formed between the big rocks. I always love to look into those as if I am searching for something. The number of fish significantly increased at 40 ft depth however the visibility dropped a little. This site seems to be a nice site for lobstering, considering two lobsters I caught without going crazy about it.
The highlight was the asian shore crab I saw again on this site. This is the third time I saw this creature last few weeks, a creature I never saw before. It is supposed to be invasive, so am I seeing this now that the population is increasing or I am focused on this cute creature lately?