CENTER ISLAND BEACH New York Beach Diving Guide for scuba divers.
The complete scuba divers beach diving guide to Long Island, NY's shipwrecks, jetties and inlets complete with driving directions.

DIRECTIONS:                           (Center Island, Nassau County)

Take the Long Island Expressway to Exit 41 North, Route 106, 107. When 106 and 107 split, bear right and stay on 106. Follow this all the way up past Northern Boulevard and make a left turn on Berry Hill Road to the end. Make a left on Shore Drive to the end, then a right on Bayville Avenue. Stay on Bayville Avenue until you come to a small police station. On your right side will be the bay and on your left side will be the sound. This is where the dive site is. Drop off your dive gear, turn around and drive to the beach parking lot that is located on the bay side.


On the east end of Center Island Beach is a small rock jetty, and further east is a cement wall. Divers should plan to swim along this wall out to the point. This is where the best diving can be done. Some huge boulders can be seen from the surface, and many more are scattered just below. Lobsters can usually be found here. Most of the rocks, where the lobsters are to be found, are only a short swim apart, so after the first couple of dives here you will learn the best locations, and should certainly be able to catch the limit of bugs (lobsters).

The only thing I found annoying about this site was the shallow slope to the beach. It seemed like I had to walk and swim forever before I could find water over five feet deep. After the dive, the swim in to shore was even worse due to a mild outgoing current.

Taking everything into account, Center Island Beach is a good dive. If it wasn't for the long swim, I'm sure Center Island would be a much more popular dive site.

Long Island Shore Diver ebook
The Scuba Diver's guide to Long Island NY Beach Diving.

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Long Island Shore Diver, 3rd Edition is the most comprehensive, accurate, illustrated collection of information, photographs, sketches and stories ever written about the beach dive sites off Long Island, New York. This ebook is a new updated, expanded and enhanced color edition of Dan Berg's original Shore Diver book, which over the years has become the diver's bible to finding and exploring the fascinating beach sites off Long Island. Included within the text are car directions and complete dive site conditions to over 60 sites. The text is heavily illustrated with 110 color photographs, black & White photographs, and triangulation sketches. Divers, fisherman, marine historians, armchair sailors or anyone with a general interest in history, diving, or the sea will surely find this ebook informative, fascinating and the perfect addition to their library


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