Wells Beach

Wells Beach

Maine, USA East
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Snorkeling and Scuba Diving at Wells Beach

For an easy sandy entry, try Wells Beach. This intermediate dive offers a view of the typical critters found in this area: lobster, crab, and flounder. A dive flag is required in this area since boats are plentiful. At about 4 miles North of Ogunquit on Route 1, turn right onto Mile Rd. Go about 1 mile to the end, where you will find parking. Park next to the benches, since that is the closest to the stairs to the beach.
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Creature Dive Co.
Creature Dive Co.
764 US Route 1, Unit 2
York, Maine 03909
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Portsmouth Scuba
Portsmouth Scuba
915 Sagamore Avenue
Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801
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Johnson's Sporting Goods-Portland
Johnson's Sporting Goods-Portland
1183 Congress Street
Portland, Maine 04102
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Aqua Diving Academy
Aqua Diving Academy
382 Commercial Street
Portland, Maine 04101
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Diver's Den Dive Shop
Diver's Den Dive Shop
97 Layfayette Suite #9
Hampton Falls, New Hampshire 03844
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Discover Diving
Discover Diving
17 Main Street
Atkinson, New Hampshire 03811
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Aquatic Escapes Dive Center, LLC
Aquatic Escapes Dive Center, LLC
2 Mercury Drive
Londonderry, New Hampshire 03053
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Johnson's Sporting Goods-Brunswick
Johnson's Sporting Goods-Brunswick
206 Bath Road
Brunswick, Maine 04011
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Undersea Divers, Inc.
Undersea Divers, Inc.
67 High Street
Unit 11
Danvers, Massachusetts 01923
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DiVE KS
DiVE KS
88 Wharf Street
Salem, Massachusetts 01970
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Zentacle
Zentacle
Sep 21, 2021, 1:07 AM
scuba
Suit up at your car, as it is an easy hike down the stairs and over the few rocks at the base. This is low tide, so note the rocks in the middle of the beach should you enter at high tide. The entry is easy. Take your time getting to depth, carry your flag, and be aware of any currents as you are descending.
Richard Santink
Richard Santink
Feb 15, 2010, 12:00 AM
scuba
I've snorkeled this site time and again, waiting for my chance to don my scuba gear and hit it again. It's an awesome site for wildlife and alga, and you can easily spot and identify a multitude of species, including: -lobster -various crab species -various seastars -various fish -many mollusks -and no fewer than ten species of macroalgae. If snorkeling, be wary of cross currents that surround Bucklin Rock (the rocky outcrop you'll see largely exposed at low tide).
Originally posted on shorediving.com
Dana Kane
Dana Kane
Jan 15, 2008, 12:00 AM
scuba
This is a nice site to visit with non-diving friends. But there are not many divers that come here. As a matter of fact I am the only diver who has been seen here in a long time, so beach dwellers get very interested as to what I'm doing and what I've seen while under. I'm treated as a celebrity at times! If anyone has any site in this area they'd like to share, please let me know, as I'm a summer resident of this area. Thanks!
Originally posted on shorediving.com
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