August 08, 2020

The Mayflower II is returning to Plymouth!

The Mayflower II is set to complete the final leg of her journey from Mystic, Connecticut to Plymouth, Massachusetts. After arriving at Mass Maritime Academy this weekend, the ship is set to make her way home on Monday through the Cape Cod Canal and enter the Bay at approximately 10:30am.

January 18, 2020

Al Perry earns his PADI Divemaster certification!

Congratulations to Al Perry on completing his PADI Divemaster certification with Instructor Bill Dearn. We are excited to welcome Al into the community of PADI dive professionals!

November 16, 2019

Divers Market helps rescue baby turtles in Cozumel

On our recent Divers Market trip to Cozumel, Mexico, we took a side excursion one afternoon to participate in a turtle rescue experience...

November 16, 2019

Ryan Caljouw earns his Master Scuba Diver Certification!

Congratulations to Ryan Caljouw who recently earned his Master Scuba Diver Certification! Ryan was certified by Instructor Joe Caljouw.

October 05, 2019

Boston Sea Rovers 2020

Save the date! Boston Sea Rovers is coming March 7th and 8th, at the DoubleTree Boston North Shore hotel. Check out their webpage for more info.

October 05, 2019

Another Successful Dive Against Debris!

Every year as the season comes to a close, Divers Market holds an annual Dive Against Debris. It is our opportunity to give back to the Morton Park Community, where we hold many of our open water courses. A big thank you to all of our divers who came out to help collect trash.

October 01, 2019

Instructor Bill completes PADI IDC Staff Instructor Certification!

Congratulations to Bill Dearn who is now certified as an IDC Staff Instructor! At this certification level, Bill is now able to train Assistant Instructors. A fantastic accomplishment!

September 21, 2019

Annual Dive Against Debris

Join Divers Market Instructors and Eagle Scout Candidate Antranig Douglas for annual cleanup dive. Help support the environment and our local dive site.

September 07, 2019

Sustainable Seafood Choices

Looking for some inspiration for sustainable seafood dishes? Take a look at this recipe for Fluke (Flounder) that came out in the Division of Marine Fisheries newsletter!

August 30, 2019


On Tuesday night last week, I headed to a public scoping meeting held by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in my hometown, Gloucester. NOAA was seeking input from Massachusetts residents about proposed fishing regulations to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales from extinction.

It was a full house — people had come from all over. Some were from the fishing and lobstering industries, others from environmental and conservation organizations, as well as people like me who came on their own to speak up for these whales that need to be protected from injury and death in Massachusetts waters.

This is why I spoke up: Today there are only 400 of these majestic whales left in the ocean — and in just the last two years almost 30 have been killed, largely because they become entangled in fishing and lobstering gear or have been struck by vessels.

Strong and effective measures are needed to ensure the survival of these whales while sustaining the fishing and lobstering industries. Because the North Atlantic right whale population is fast approaching a point of no return, it is important to remember: Extinction is forever.

Read and share this blog about North Atlantic right whales and efforts to secure regulations in Massachusetts to protect them from extinction.

This is not the end of the fight to protect North Atlantic right whales — thank you for all that you've done so far and all you will do in the future.


Maggie Rogers
NRDC supporter, Gloucester, Massachusetts