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What is the Dive-in Theater?

The Dive-in Theater is a marine education boat cruise developed by Diver Ed. Ed dives underwater while you watch live on the on-board movie screen. He also collects sea creatures and brings them up for a hands-on show-and-tell before they go back to the sea.

Why did Diver Ed move the Dive-In Theater to Eastport?

Eastport is Diver Ed’s favorite place to dive in the United States! He has been trying for years to find a way to make the big move to Eastport. At last Diver Ed and his good friends at Eastport Windjammers have figured out a way to make it happen. Now you can see the most abundant and amazing marine life imaginable! Eastport is featured in the book “Fifty Places To Dive Before You Die,” and justifiably so.

Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?

We highly recommend you purchase tickets in advance, as cruises do sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the day you prefer, please book well in advance! Call to make your reservation.

Is the Dive-in Theater for kids only?

No! Even though Diver Ed’s zany tactics may not be appealing to the truly dignified, most adults agree that they enjoy the Dive-in Theater as much as the kids do.

What’s the story on Diver Ed?

Diver Ed is an entertainer, ecologist, and extraordinary diver, with over 35,000 hours underwater, most of it off of Bar Harbor. His knowledge of local marine life is astounding. His experience as a commercial fisherman and harbormaster make him an excellent captain and seaman. Diver Ed has worked with kids of all ages and helped with special needs children. His love of diving and teaching really shines through.

What happens if it rains?

The tour runs rain or shine. The boat has some shelter, so you will be protected from the elements, but we still recommend that passengers dress for the weather. In the event of unsafe or severe weather, we may have to cancel the cruise, in which case you would be able to reschedule your tickets or receive credit for a future event.

Is there a bathroom on the boat?

Yes. We have a small bathroom on the boat without running water. We recommend that passengers use the restroom before the cruise begins, but there will be a bathroom on board in case of emergencies.

Will we see whales or seals?

We probably won’t see whales or seals on this trip, but Eastport Windjammers offers amazing whale and seal watching! Plus you can see the Old Sow whirlpool, the largest in the Western Hemisphere!

What animals might we expect to see?

There is no knowing what Diver Ed might bring up! Typical critters include sea stars, sea cucumbers, crabs, lobsters… but there is so much more, and each day is a surprise!

Will I get seasick?

Probably not, the Starfish Enterprise is a stable and comfortable boat. The Bay of Fundy around Eastport is very protected!

What should I bring?

Bring warm clothes, appropriate foul weather gear, binoculars, food or drink if desired, and a spirit for adventure.

Can I bring food or drinks with me?

Feel free to bring any food and beverages you’d like! However, we do not allow alcohol on the boat.

What should we wear?

Dress warm and in layers. It can be as much as 20 degrees cooler on the water than in town. Wear foul weather gear if the forecast is for rain.

Are there life jackets on the boat?

Yes, there are enough Coast Guard required life jackets available on board for each passenger, but they are stowed and prepared for an emergency. They are big and bulky and not so fun to be worn around the boat! You are welcome to bring your own life jacket if you wish.

How big is the boat?

The Starfish Enterprise is 54 feet long, and plenty wide. She is an extremely comfortable and stable vessel specially designed and built specifically for the Dive In Theater.

Does your boat have a glass bottom?

No. The Dive-in Theater utilizes a 75" LED TV to show you the picture from Diver Ed’s video camera.

Can I take video or photos?

Yes. Please feel free to bring along any camera equipment you would like. Please be considerate of other passengers and try not to disturb them if possible. If you load photos online, or videos on YouTube, we’d love to know about it!

Can I book a private charter?

Sure! Private charters are great for any special occasion. If you’re interested in chartering the boat, please call and we will help arrange an unforgettable event for you.