Before attempting a scallop dive all divers should be comfortable in 50+ feet of cold New England Water and having experience carrying a dive flag.
Most of the scallop dives we run are through Boston Scuba and take place right in Boston Harbor. There are a couple other boats that will take you out of Gloucester, so make sure to pay attention to where the boat is leaving from!
Most of the scallops you’ll be able to eat right away. If this is your first time cooking with Scallops you can check out some of our favorite recipee’s* here-
Alternatively, if you don’t think you can eat them all right away the best thing you can do for you – and your future self – is to divide the scallops into portions, pop em in plastic bags and freeze them. These scallops are incredibly fresh and will therefore hold for a very long time in the freezer and keep most of their flavor. The trick is to get all of the air out of the bag before sealing it. Also make sure to put the scallops in the Freezer as soon as humanly possible. The quicker you do, the longer they’ll last and fresher they’ll taste.*
*Eating raw or uncooked seafood can be harmful (but also delicious). Don’t blame us if you happen to get sick from the seafood you catch through our charters (but do blame us for the fun you have and how tasty the scallops are!)
Scallop Diving Calendar