While we are at it I am just going to make up a fact: Old Garden Beach is the second most preferred dive site in Cape Ann. What is first? Of course Folly. Why is it so preferable? Nice and easy set up, easy entry, nice stretch of sand followed by a nice reef composed of rocks and big boulders, which also means good lobstering. You can see anything in Old Garden Beach. I stand behind my made up fact (even tho I didn’t see much this dive 🙂 ).
So, this week we were at Old Garden Beach. The conditions looked so much better on the surface then what we actually experienced under water. It was around 5-10 ft visibility which cleared up to 10-20 ft as we got into the reef. Then as we were dragged towards west (right side of the beach) the viz dropped significantly again. There was some good surge going on, as well.
It was a very uneventful dive. Overall saw two nudis during their flight, another way surfing the surge, one flounder, two red rock gunnels and two skates. At the end of the dive, at the shore there was a school of a very fast fish, maybe juvenile sandlances, swimming around, getting hunted by another fish (I will make it up as flounder). That was cool to see but also hard to see sue to very bad viz.
42ft, 65 min, 5-20 ft viz
Dive Buddy : Dan Hedrick