Max Depth: 100ft
Average Visibility: 30ft
Located on the more rugged, less frequented side of Acadia NP, this area is for scuba enthusiasts who want a little adventure with their shore dives. Though certainly off of the beaten path, the Schoodic Peninsula hosts some of the most compelling diving on the East Coast. Because the coastline is often pretty rugged, shore diving should only be attempted when the weather is relatively calm, and there is no surge.
If you make it out to this side of the park, you will be rewarded with both a scenic drive and dive. Flounder, lobster, crab, and nudibranch swarm in the blue, crystalline waters off of the peninsula. There’s an astounding amount of geologic variety to explore as well, ranging from large bouldered bottoms to steep sea walls.