The Bay State Council of Divers is very much concerned that the Beach Access law is properly enforced.This law gives divers in the state of Massachusetts, the right to public access for scuba and skin diving to all Commonwealth tidal waters.
Anyone who has a problem with beach access please contact Bay State Council President, Angelo Correnti at (781) 391-1034.
PART I. ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
TITLE XIV. PUBLIC WAYS AND WORKS
CHAPTER 91. WATERWAYS
Chapter 91: Section 10D. Scuba divers and skin divers; access to Commonwealth tidelands
Section 10D. No person shall be denied access during daylight hours to commonwealth tidelands across any land available to the public for swimming or recreation which is owned or controlled by the commonwealth or any of its political subdivisions for the purpose of scuba diving or skin diving which activities are hereby declared to be water dependent uses; provided, however, that if such tidelands are at any time closed to access by the general public, such access by such scuba diver or skin diver shall not be permitted.