Scuba Diving - New Jersey & Long Island New York

Scuba Diving - New Jersey & Long Island New York

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Click on chart labelsHere is a comprehensive listing of dive sites in the New Jersey / Long Island area, covering shipwrecks, artificial reefs, beach dives, and selected inland sites. The emphasis is on recreational ( less than 130 ft ) diving in northern New Jersey, since that's where I live and dive. The current total is over 400 references, although this includes a few shipwrecks that are of purely historical interest.

New Jersey is a superb place for wreck diving. Estimates of the number of wrecks off this coast are between 4000 and 7000. To get some idea of what a staggering figure this is, take a look at the charts here, and for every black cross denoting a shipwreck, imagine 15-20 more. As if this was not enough, every year many excellent new "shipwrecks" are added by active artificial reef programs in both New Jersey and New York. Wrecks vary in age from the 18th century to World Wars I & II to the present day.

(c) Herb Segars
Lana Carol

Why no numbers ?

Many people ask for loran or GPS numbers for the sites described in these pages. There are none listed, there never will be, and I will not give them out, so don't ask. See the References section for explanation, and where you can get such numbers yourself.

You can navigate this site by clicking on the colored chart labels to bring up information or more detailed charts ( there are ten interlinked main charts, and a number of smaller detail charts ) Alternatively, you can use the table of contents, and scroll through the pages manually. The text table of contents also contains a number of interesting web links for this section.

Most of the dive sites have only brief entries on a general index page. However, some of the sites that I have become familiar with have their own dedicated pages with more detailed descriptions and a few photographs. There are also many links to related pages on the Web. Many shipwreck's true identities are unknown. For these cases, the popular name of the wreck is enclosed in quotes.

(c) Rich Galiano
Shark River


 

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