“The diving is fun and easy... the oyster bars are 10-20 ft. deep with only a very minimal current. The viz In the winter can be 8-15 ft. and all season long the worst is still an arm’s length which is all you need to find the oysters.
October the water will be in the 60’s. November it drops down to the low 50’s. A 7mm fullsuit is recommended along with a hood to keep the sea nettles away and for warmth in latter months.
LOCATION AND TIME
Maryland's Eatern Shore. We departs at 6:30 am and return back to the dock around noon.We can only oyster dive until noon.
Oyster Dives cost $125. The cost includes no rental equipment.
Please note, these spots are non-refundable. We have limited space on the boat, and a spot taken is incredibly difficult to fill later on if you cannot make the date. The later on you attempt to request a date change, the harder it will be to accommodate. Refunds are only possible if a boat captain has to cancel a trip due to inclement weather.
An Open Water Diver certification from any certified agency is the minimum required to dive to for the Oyster Dive. The DNR now only allows Maryland residents to harvest oysters. Bring a proof of residency such as a Driver’s License.
OYSTERS: Each diver can take home up to one bushel of Oysters, so collect as many as you can. There are (200-250) in a bushel. Oysters must measure 3 inches in any direction.
There really are none, It is a waterman’s work boat, so the experience is priceless. The boat has a very Small cabin, with no bathroom on board so go before you leave.
You need to bring all scuba equipment. Only 1 tank, the water is shallow enough (usually less than 15'), some extra weight to stay down (5 to 10 pounds). Many divers do recommend either 2 tanks though, or careful air consumption via the use of a snorkel at the surface. You will need a good sized catch bag. Bring some old work gloves to cover you wetsuits gloves. Oysters are hard on gloves. Of course in the later month you’ll need wetsuit gloves for warmth.