Notes about things regarding scuba diving that I have come to know.

Pete's Southern Maine Regional Dive Site Guide
Pond Cove, Cape Elizabeth

This site is located on Cottage Road in Cape Elizabeth. From Route 77 on Broadway in South Portland watch for signs leading to Portland Headlight. These will lead to Fort Williams park which will be on your right. Drive on past Fort Williams park watching for a turn-out on the left for Robinson's Woods, a walking trail in the woods. Pull into this lot. The dive site is a very short walk down the road from this location.

This site is only diveable at high tide and I don't think you even want to try to center a pair of dives. The entry area in particular is shallow and rocky and with a less than high tide becomes treacherous. Centered on high tide it is very negotiable for a dive.

We have made this dive as a triangle heading for the outer right corner of the cove, traversing the mouth and returning to the entry point. Plan to see depths a little deeper than 20 feet. Part of the trip out is apt to be a sandy rippled span. Watch for flounder, skate and sand eels. Once you get out to the ledges it's a nice exploratory roller coaster ride as you meander about. From there you do the third leg of the triangle back to the entry point.

This is not a grand site bit it is fairly sheltered and quite enjoyable. I look forward to returning. It would also be a very nice skin-dive site.

This Dive Site at a Glance:

  • SCUBA: Yes
  • SKIN-DIVE: Yes
  • PARKING: Free
  • TOILETS: None
  • TIDE: High
  • SEASONS: All
  • ENTRY/EXIT: Easy
  • FOOD: None
  • GPS: 43.609028,-70.215463
  • Google Maps accepts GPS points.

Here is a view of the parking area and walk to the site

This is the route we enjoyed.

This page created January 2008