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Jersey Council of Diving Clubs
PO 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
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 alternately meets between the St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Chestnut Street,
Union and Info Age, 2201 Marconi Road, Wall on the last Wednesday of every other month starting with
January (the odd months). The meetings begin at 7:30 PM. Everyone is
Go to our meeting dates
page for meeting dates and maps.
Our next Council meeting is : January 27, 2016
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
ideas known? Come to the meetings!
- February 14, 2016 (Sunday) - Ocean Wreck Divers Flea Market, Toms River, NJ
- April 1-3, 2016 - Beneath the Sea, Secaucus, NJ
- June 5, 2016 (Sunday) - Barnegat Bay Festival, Island Heights, NJ
- September 10 & 11, 2016 - 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 meetings!
Can't make meetings but want to support the work that the NJ Dive Council
Become an Associate Member (Dive clubs can do this too if they don't want to
The information is
on the Council Membership application page.
Full Club (voting) membership is $35 a year; associate (non-voting for
not in the area and individuals) membership
is only $20 (reduced due to the economy). 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 phone
calls, faxes, letters and many meetings and even in this tech world -
lots of paper!
Now on Facebook! NJ Council of Diving Clubs Facebook
The NJCDC officers (2014- 2015):
Chairperson - Glenn Arthur
e-mail: njcdcchair (at) yahoo (dot)
Secretary - Kim Hansen (NJ Divers Assoc.)
Vice Chairperson - Mike Lavitt (Metuchen
Treasurer - James Boylan (Wreck Raiders)
NOAA Fisheries announces that the Lobster Area 4 seasonal closure (off northern New Jersey and New York) will be from
April 30 to May 31, 2016. This has been modified from the
previous Area 4 seasonal closure dates of February 1-March 31. This
modification was recommended by the Atlantic States Marine
Fisheries Commission, which leads the management for American
lobster. This area closure shift has already been implemented by
states adjacent to Area 4. The change is intended to reduce fishing
effort on the Southern New England lobster stock, which is in
poor condition. For more information go to: http://www.greateratlantic.fisheries.noaa.gov/nr/2015/January/15loba17a18phl.pdf
The 2015 NJ Marine Digest is out. Check out the information at:
This has information on season and size limits of fish and shellfish landed in NJ for the recreational fisherman and divers.
Herb 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/