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Top New Jersey Dive Sites for 2012
badintexas - 6/22/2012 2:30 PM
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Top New Jersey Dive Sites for 2012120 Wreck - (4 votes, 5 out of 5 stars as of 6/22/2012)
The 120 Wreck lies about 8 miles from Manasquan Inlet, in 79-83 feet of water, on a nice hard sand bottom, and is very low-lying. Wreckage consists of a thick keel, about 120 feet long and 3-4ft high and 3 feet wide, with low decking off to the sides. A chain pile, no anchor, and some deck winches and bollards are evident

Algol - (4 votes, 4.5 out of 5 stars as of 6/22/2012)
This is the largest vessel yet used in the New Jersey Artificial Reef Program, and ranks as one of the largest vessels ever used as an artificial reef anywhere. ... The Algol is completely intact, upright, and huge. It would take several trips to fully explore it, without doing any penetrations. A good dive can be had on this wreck at almost any depth you want, from the top of the superstructure at 70 ft to the main deck at 110 ft to the sand at 140 ft.

Stolt Dagali - (4 votes, 4.5 out of 5 stars as of 6/22/2012)
Fortunately, the Stolt carried a cargo of non-flammable vegetable oil, otherwise both vessels might have been consumed in flames. The bow section of the Stolt was salvaged, while the stern section lies crookedly on its starboard side, 142 ft long in 130 ft of water. Survivors of the Stolt were picked up by the Cape Straight....

Almirante "The Flour Wreck" - (6 votes, 3.67 out of 5 stars as of 6/22/2012)
The Almirante was a United Fruit Company steamship bound from New York City to Colon, Panama with a full cargo hold. On Friday September 6, 1918 at 2:00 a.m. The 15,000-ton Navy tanker USS Hisko rammed the Almirante in heavy seas and fog....

Bluffs Wreck aka Creole - (6 votes, 3.67 out of 5 stars as of 6/22/2012)

PS. If you have been to any of these dive sites and have photos, comments, etc to add to DiveBuddy, please do! We’d love to hear your thoughts and it may help others to decide on where to dive in the future!


LatitudeAdjustment - 6/24/2012 8:20 AM
I’m not sure how the Bluffs made "the top list", it’s not an easy shore dive.

I think day in, day out more divers hit Point Pleasant Railroad Bridge and the Shark River sites than any offshore sites. I actually try to avoid them on weekends because they are so busy.