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New Jersey Council of Diving
Box 841, Eatontown, NJ 07724-0841
(membership open to Dive Clubs and Individuals)
Founded in 1956 -- reorganized in 1973
The New Jersey Council of Diving
Clubs is now composed of 14 member
and some associate and individual members. More than 50 years ago the
NJCDC was formed
to promote a positive and safe image of diving and to represent the
community through its various committees. Presently, the Council is
very involved in legislation and regulations maintaining and expanding
access to all fisheries for all divers
in New Jersey. We are also looking at Diver Access, Shipwreck
Access, Beach Replenishment and the New Jersey Artificial Reef Program
...... to mention just a few topics.
The Council meets on the last Wednesday of January, March, May, September and November. Locations alternate
between the St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Chestnut Street,
Union and Info Age, 2201 Marconi Road, Wall. The meetings begin at 7:30 PM.
Everyone is welcome.
Go to our meeting dates
page for meeting dates
Council meeting is : November 30 at Info-Age Science Center.
Member clubs Please send a delegate so we may vote on current issues.
See the Dive Council Booth at the following Dive Events:
How about making
dive club's ideas known? Come to the
- February 2017 (Sunday) - Ocean
Wreck Divers Flea Market,
Toms River, NJ
- March 24-26, 2017 - Beneath
the Sea, Secaucus, NJ
- June 4, 2017 (Sunday) - Barnegat
Bay Festival, Island Heights, NJ
- April 2017 - Rutgers Day, New Brunwick, NJ
- September 2017 - New
Jersey Wild Outdoor Expo, Colliers Mills Wildlife
Management Area, Jackson, NJ
Don't belong to a club - join one!
Want to express your ideas on dive related issues - come to the
Can't make meetings but want to support the work that the NJ Dive
an Associate Member
(Dive clubs can do this too if they don't want to
on the Council Membership
Full Club (voting) membership is $35 a year; associate (non-voting for
not in the area and individuals) membership
is only $20. You will get a snail mail or
e-mail copy (your choice) of the council meeting minutes.
Your dues support all the work we do -- it DOES take letters, attending many meetings and even in this tech world -
lots of paper!
Now on Facebook! NJ Council of Diving Clubs Facebook
The NJCDC officers
e-mail: njcdcchair (at) yahoo (dot) com
Secretary - Kim
Hansen (NJ Divers Assoc.)
Chairperson - Mike Lavitt (Metuchen
- James Boylan (Wreck Raiders)
Dates For Lobster Within New Jersey For 2016
New Jersey now has a split closed season for lobster in 2016 based on
Area 4 and 5. NJ had previously required the southern parts of NJ in
Area 5 to comply with the April 30th thru May 31st closure in 2015 to
keep the closure date uniform for the state. However, the
ASMFC overturned that decision.
The line between Area 4
and 5 extends east and west several miles above Barnegat Inlet at 39
degrees, 50 North and extends out to 74 degrees, 09 West.
Area 4 is north of that line and Area 5 is south.
This may cause confusion for the recreational sport diver and dive boat
captains. If the dive boat is in Area 4, it may not
have lobsters on board starting April 30 thru May
31st. If the dive boat is in Area 5, it may not
have lobsters on board starting February 1st thru March 31st.
Boats out of Barnegat Inlet must avoid Area 4 from the last day of
April and all of May if intent on taking lobsters. For boats
out of Manasquan Inlet, avoid area 5 in February and March if intent on
NJ Marine Fisheries
tried to avoid this situation but was forced into it by the
ASMFC. Marine officers will assume you took the lobsters in
the closed area even if you are just transiting the area by boat with
lobsters aboard. The NJCDC apologies for this late notice,
but we did not know about the notice dated Dec 23rd, 2015 from NJ
Marine Fisheries. That notice is here.
Jack Fullmer, Legislative Committee
The 2016 Recreational Minimum Size, Possession Limits & Seasons summary
sheet for marine species is now available in PDF format. The Marine Digest will
be available sometime in May 2016. To view the document go to http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/pdf/2016/maregsum16.pdf
on the NJ Fish & Wildlife Division's website.
Segars' book is called "Beneath
the Garden State: Exploring Aquatic New Jersey"
We are fortunate to have such amazing talent here in New
Jersey! See his photos at: http://www.gotosnapshot.com/