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Old Garden Beach - Rockport MA

Old Garden Beach is a shore accessible salt water dive site, located at Old garden Road, Rockport, MA. This dive site has an average rating of 3.88 out of 5 from 17 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 41-50ft/12-15m. The average visibility is 21-25ft/6-8m.

Old Garden Beach is in a small and very scenic residential area of Rockport. It used by divers of all skill levels due to its ease of entry.

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wuzaracer - 8/02/2018 6:02 PM
I went scuba diving here on 7/15/2018. Average viz: 16-20ft/5-6m. Water temp: 50-55°F/10-13°C.
current can be tricky. need to really keep navigation skills up and know where you are. dive flag suggested for your group. cold water for any visitors not used to the cold water. rent a 7mm suit, but need to bring 5mm gloves boots and hood. lots to see and abundant life.
wuzaracer - 7/15/2018 5:34 PM
Rating Added: 4
Great Place. The surge and tide can be a bit hard.
Cyntillation - 3/19/2018 10:43 AM
Rating Added: 5
This is a great location to dive. You can drop off your gear on the park lawn, find parking and come back to assemble your gear. You may have to walk a bit to find parking but it’s, generally, not much of a problem. The diving is good! Beachy entry with rock and sea live as you get deeper. Once the dive’s over, you can head into Rockport. Lots of things to see in the ocean and on land.
Eric_R - 8/28/2016 3:19 PM
I went scuba diving here on 8/24/2016. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m. Water temp: 56-60°F/13-16°C.
We had a blast! There’s lots of Lobster and Flounder around. We played with the numerous hermit crabs. The Steamer clams in this area are huge! There was a few fish. The Kelp beds made for great hiding places for several creatures. Starfish were also seen.
MacMike - 6/27/2010 2:15 PM
I’ve been to this site many times. It’s a nice easy beach entry with a ramp from the parking area. Once you enter the beach from the upper area there are large rocks on either side of the beach entry for your gear. Parking is difficult as it’s resident parking only. You have to drop your gear and park a block or two away. There are no bathrooms. Changing can be tricky. There’s often lobster and other sea life in the area.