Doing things the hard way either proves your manhood, or proves you were too lazy to plan ahead and do things the easy way, which also proves your manhood. Get your lobster like a man should, with Garden Cove Dive Center.
Catering to those wanting to indulge in the open lobster season starting Thurs, but who consider SCUBA gear to be for dirty cheats, or are just too lazy/broke to get an open water cert, GCDC'll give you everything you need to go lobster snorkeling, meaning you need little else to catch the delicious arthropods but your shorts and your manhood, so you'd better have some sweet shorts. GCDC's six-diver vessel (whose state license kindly covers everyone on board) is preloaded with snorkel gear, and they'll also sell you nets, measuring devices, and lobster-loosing tickle sticks, which are just sticks, but're named to give you something to make jokes about between dives. To stack the odds, GCDC's dialed into local lobster hotspots, and their home base's located adjacent to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park (where lobstering's illegal), meaning tons wander to where you can easily nab 'em by goading one out from under a rock, then snagging it with your net as it bolts; once captured, you'll measure its length, keep it for dinner if it's long enough to have reached sexual maturity, and otherwise, toss him back so he can continue to tell his mom "go away, I'm reading".
GCDC also offers spear fishing, and in case you're a SCUBA guy, advanced certification classes in wreck diving and enriched air nitrox diving, whose high oxygen mixture allows you more bottom time -- also the form of laziness your girlfriend claims does nothing to prove your manhood.
Photo courtesy of David Galvan