SHARK RIVER INLET New Jersey Beach Diving Guide for scuba divers.
The complete scuba divers beach diving guide to New Jersey's shipwrecks, jetties and inlets complete with driving directions.
             
 

DIRECTIONS: (Avon/Belmar, Monmouth County) Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 100. Head east on Rt. 33 and after crossing under Rt. 18 bear right onto West Sylvania Ave. Take this to the end and turn right onto Main Street. Turn right on 5th Ave to the end and turn left on Ocean Ave.

 

CONDITIONS:

This is one of the most popular beach dives in the state. Diving is best at high slack when maximum depth is about 40 feet. Divers should begin their entry no earlier than an hour and a half before slack. This way the current should not be to powerful. This site is home to a full range of marine life and is popular not only for lobstering but also for underwater photography. According to diver, Bill Schmoldt, one of the best lobster hunting areas is on the outside of the " L" on the Avon side. Bill goes on to say that this inlet is one of the better New Jersey inlet dives because of less tidal flow. He also reports of seeing many tropical fish in the fall months. Howard Rothweiler agrees on the abundance of marine life on these jetties, since routinely spotted during their dives have been blowfish, sundial, summer fluke, winter flounder, ling, black fish, bluefish, stripped bass, squid and many other species to numerous to mention. In late summer and early fall various tropical fish make their way into the inlet. For those divers wishing to collect these tropical species for their aquarium, the most plentiful is probably the Atlantic banded butterfly. Divers will also commonly spot queen angle, soldier fish, squirrel fish and nassau grouper.

 

Divers should observe the following regulations when diving Shark River Inlet. First; divers must stay within 25 feet of the jetties and mark their positions with a dive flag. No diving is permitted in the inlet between 8:00 AM and 5:30 PM from May I st through October 1 st. Diving is only permitted in the area east of an imaginary line extending from the end of A Street in Belmar to the southeast end of First Ave in Avon (refer to diagram). Please be aware the regulations can change at any time so it is recommended to check with local municipalities before planning to dive here.

 
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