BARNEGAT INLET New Jersey Beach Diving Guide for scuba divers.
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BARNEGAT INLET

DIRECTIONS:                   (Island Beach State Park, Ocean County)
Note: A four-wheel-drive vehicle and permit are needed to access this
site.

Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 82 B, Rt. 37 East. Stay on Rt. 37 over the bridge then bear right at the fork. Continue into Island Beach State Park. Continue to the end.

Photo courtesy Herb & Veronica Seagars.

CONDITIONS:

Barnegat lnlet is located in central New Jersey. Diving, however, is not permitted from the south side of the inlet. To dive the north side of the inlet you must enter from the beach at Island Beach State Park. Access to the area requires a beach permit and a four wheel drive vehicle.

 

Due to the conditions here, diving this inlet is a challenge and should be considered an advanced dive. Visibility is often poor due to the strong current and stirred up sediment from summer boat traffic. Current regulations require buddy teams, a dive flag and state that divers must surface within 25 feet of their flag. Due to the high concentration of boat traffic, it is highly recommended to stay close to the rocks and out of the main channel.

 

Located inside the inlet beyond where the channel turns south are the remains of a World War II submarine net. This steel net had been stretched across the inlet in an effort to keep German submarines out of the bay. The counter weight, track and net are lying in the sand in approximately 20 feet of water. Mussels now cover the nets making them barely visible.

 

 
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