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Moosehead Lake, Maine

Discussion in 'New England' started by Scuba-74, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. Scuba-74

    Scuba-74 Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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    I will be spending an afternoon, a night, and a morning at the Moosehead Lake in Maine the 2nd weekend of August. This will be my first time in the area. I've read about some wreck diving on the lake, and realize that this could be a rare opportunity to dive it, as I don't know if and when I'll venture there again.

    So I was curious if anyone here has any contacts of dive charters in the area, or any other info? I have registered at the Moosehead Divers FB group, but it doesn't seem to be very active with the last post dating back to May.

    Also, did anybody have any experience diving this lake? With the main objective of the trip being hiking at Baxter SP (where I'll spend two subsequent nights), would it be worth dragging all my gear with me, or should I just enjoy the area from above the water?
     
  2. linc213

    linc213 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Central Maine
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    Unfortunately, there is no one doing charters on the lake, unless you know someone with a boat. The wrecks are protected by the state and are by boat only.
     
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  3. Scuba-74

    Scuba-74 Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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    Bummer. Thank you for the info.
     
  4. icechip

    icechip Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Maine
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    We dove the passenger lake steamer TWILIGHT wreck there a couple of seasons ago. Great dive, great site not too far out of Greenville. Starts at 5 feet below surface and slopes down to the stern at about 45 feet. Worth the visit.
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  5. Scuba-74

    Scuba-74 Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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    Looks great! I'd love to do it if someone gets back to me either here or on Facebook. If not, I guess I'll just go on a lake cruise and stick to hiking.
     
  6. icechip

    icechip Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Maine
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    Easy to find but only accessible by boat. You could snorkel it just as well.

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  7. Scuba-74

    Scuba-74 Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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    Is that because shore is private land, no parking, or some other kind of local regulation?
     
  8. Silty Sam

    Silty Sam ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Great State O'Maine
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    If you’re on Facebook, search for “Moosehead Lake Divers.”
     
  9. Scuba-74

    Scuba-74 Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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    Thank you, I registered and posted there a couple of weeks ago, no response. The previous update in the group was back in May, so not a whole lot is happening there.
     
  10. icechip

    icechip Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Maine
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    It's private land. Getting there by boat was wicked easy.
     

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