What is a diver scallop?
A diver scallop is a sea scallop that has been hand-picked off a rock by a scuba diver.
Diver scallops are more ecologically friendly and less gritty than the boat-harvested variety, which are dragged along by chain nets that skim the ocean bed. Divers select mature scallops from areas with strong water currents, which helps assure that they have firm, plump flesh and nice color. Diver scallops tend to be fresher, since they are shipped directly and not held in boats while they are sorted.
Diver scallops are more expensive but worth it. Divers are allowed to pick scallops from November to April.