Scallop Diving

Alex of East Coast Divers in a drysuit on pile of Scallops
Scallop and Lobster Diving is a great way to spend an afternoon under the sea. The zen of the search is loved by most. Seasoned veterans can spot a scallop as far as they can see – and many bring down multiple bags as they’re used to filling up at least one. Those new to scallop diving will be given a briefing on how to find the scallops and where to look for them – as well as their sizing.



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 recipes* here-

Scallops Provencal

Pan Seared Scallops

New York Times Interactive Recipee’s

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!)

By signing up, you’ll officially have booked yourself on the boat! Below are a few important things to remember:

  • Divers on scallop charters must have at least an Advanced Open Water certification, 20+ dives, cold water diving experience, and have logged dives in the 12 months prior to the charter. Scallop dives involve current and depth, please be comfortable in both conditions.
  • If you plan to go lobstering you must be able to show proof that you hold a current and valid Massachusetts lobstering license and have your lobster numbers on your tanks, a catch bag, and a gauge to measure with!
  • Please plan to be at the dock, ready to board at least 30 minutes before the assigned departure time! We’ll be leaving the dock right on the dot whether you’re there or not!
  • Flags will be provided by the boat, divers will need to bring a catch bag, as well as all scuba gear for the dives.
  • IF YOU REALIZE YOU CANNOT MAKE THE DIVE: Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds for the charters. However if you find out that you cannot make the dive, let us know and we’ll work with you to find someone to fill the spot ASAP. Once we are able to fill the reserved spot, you will be refunded in full.

Scallop and lobster charters typically have two dives. While divers are not required to bring their own dive flags, DSMB’s are highly recommended and can be found in our online store or in our shop. If you require rental gear make sure to rent the gear as far in advance as possible (at least 2 weeks). If you are new to our shop or unsure of your wetsuit size, please take the time to come into our shop and try the gear on.

Scallop Diving Calendar

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Upcoming Scallop Dives