NEW JERSEY COUNCIL OF DIVING CLUBS REEF
Do you dive on the NJ Artificial Reef?
Dive Clubs and other people have sent their checks to help us buy REEF
BALLS. Everyone contributed a total of $ 2,350.00. The
NJCDC surpassed our goal of $1,000 to be able to "purchase" 20
reef balls. For this price we got "our" name on a part of
the Axle Carlson Reef site.
Balls are a project of the Artificial Reef Association (of NJ) based in
South Jersey (in association with NJ Fish and Game). This is the same group
that sinks the ships, tanks and barges off the NJ coast. The Reef Balls are
made of concrete, are 4 foot in diameter and 3 foot high. Each weigh at
least 1,500 lbs.
The member clubs that contributed to this fundraiser
are: NJ Skin Diving Club, Ocean Wreck Divers, On the Bottom, NY Sea Gypsies,
Staten Island Sport Divers, NJ Aquanauts, Divers Anonymous, NJ Divers
Assoc., Philadelphia Sea Horses, and Shore Aquatic Club. The individuals
that contributed are: Glen Gunther, Al Guzzo and Peggy Bowen.
The Axel Carlson Reef is 2.1 nautical miles off
Mantoloking, New Jersey.
From the Manasquan Inlet - it is a 4.4 nautical mile ride.
Reef site (8/2/2000) at lat & lon 40 00.22' 74 00.13'
The Sea Gypsies Reef Balls were put at:
40 degrees 00.18 minutes
and 74 degrees 00.16 minutes.
The depth is 66 - 77 feet - according to a fishing boat captain.
You can "Sponsor" a reef
-- or Adopt-A-Reef --
or give a 'reef' as a gift or as a memoriam for a diver!
for more information - call the Reef Program at (609) 748-2020
Artificial Reef Issues