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Nickerson Lake is a boat accessible fresh water dive site, located in Houlton, ME 04730. This dive site has an average rating of 3.00 out of 5 from 1 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 91-100ft/28-30m. The average visibility is 16-20ft/5-6m.

Can be accessed by public swimming area but is better accessed by boat. Depending on rain and weather conditions, visibility will fluctuate from 10 to approx. 25 feet. The base of the lake is silty with some vegetation and a variety of fresh water fish to be seen. There are a couple thermoclines to consider when diving. The first being at about 20’ and next at approximately 30 to 35’. The temperature change is noticeable. A very enjoyable dive and great place to practice your skills.

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ram04769 - 8/03/2017 11:26 AM
I went scuba diving here on 8/2/2017. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m. Water temp: 56-60°F/13-16°C.
Very nice dive if you are just looking to get your feet wet and practice your skills. Water temperatures drop considerably at the thermoclines and would almost require a dry suit if you plan on diving beyond 35’. Visibility is not the greatest because of the silty bottom but there is still much to explore and discover. From a variety of fresh-water fish to the elusive antique bottle or oil lamp, you’re bound to see something. Will definitely have to go back to check out other areas of the lake and maybe invest in cold water gear to check the deeper areas.