Sport Divers will love the incredible diversity of marine life here in New Brunswick, and underwater photographers will have an unlimited supply of macro subjects. From the incredible, to the many lobsters that roam the bottom.. there is something to delight everyone. There are fish like the , Lump Fish, Rose Fish, Rock Fish and . There are areas of carpeting the bottom, where spread their arms to feed on the constant flow of nutrients.
The Bay of Fundy offers the most variety and density of marine life near areas like the southern point of and . These sites are subjected to extremely strong current during the moving of the tides, so caution is required by divers in these areas, and inexperienced divers must go with a local dive buddy or guide to avoid problems.
New Brunswick mainland sites such as and do not have near the mass of colour and density, but still offer divers an excellent sampling and underwater photography opportunities. These sites are also desired for their more "gentle" pull as the massive Bay of Fundy tides are moving, and are frequently used for student diver check-out dives.
** For Deer Island slack times, use the Fairehaven or Eastport table timings, and watch the water!
We dive Eastport ME often enough to consider it a "local" dive site. During the summer (approx mid-June to mid-Sep) it is possible to take a ferry from Deer Island over to Eastport (there is a small fee for this ferry). Off-season, one must drive through St.Stephen/Calais.
There are a few sites to dive, but the most popular has to be the "Old Pier" site off Sea Street. This site can only be dove on slack tide, this is important! Check out the site at low tide, you can see the top of the blocks that were used for the pier.. head for that. There are a couple of reefs but if you don't know where to go, you won't find them. Entry is a careful walk over the rocks, next to the red brick building.
High Tide at Sea Street
Sea Street at Low Tide