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 New 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 14 member clubs 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 diving 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 sand pumping, and dumping of chemicals at the HARS ....... 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 welcome.  Go to our meeting dates page for meeting dates and a map. 

Our next Council meeting is September 24th at 7:30 at St. Luke's.
Member clubs Please send a delegate so we may vote on current issues.

How about making your dive club's ideas known?  Come to the meetings! 
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 is doing?
Become an Associate Member (Dive clubs can do this too if they don't want to attend meetings)!  The information is on the Council Membership application page.  Full Club (voting) membership is $35 a year; associate (non-voting for clubs 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!
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* NJ Council of Diving Clubs Events  2014
  • Ocean Wreck Divers Flea Market February 16, 2014  – Toms River
  • Beneath the Sea March, 28 - 30, 2014  - Secaucus    
  • Barnegat Bay Festival Sunday, June 1  – Island Heights   
  • NJ Wild Outdoor Expo September 13-14, 2014  - Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area, Jackson    
    The NJCDC officers (2012- 2013):  

    Chairperson - Glenn Arthur 
    e-mail:  njcdcchair (at) yahoo (dot) com

    Secretary - Kim Hansen (NJ Divers Assoc.)

    Vice Chairperson -  Mike Lavitt (Metuchen
    Underwater Divers)

    Treasurer - James Boylan (Wreck Raiders)


     4/28/14 - The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife is notifying anglers of Summer Flounder and Black Sea Bass recreational regulations changes approved by the NJ Marine Fisheries Council earlier this month.  For 2014 season and limit information please see http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/news/2014/marineregs14.htm on the Division's website.
    reef ball2014 Marine Digest Available Online
    Anglers should also note that the 2014 Marine Digest is now available on the Division's website and at coastal bait and marine stores.  To view the Digest in PDF format or in an interactive version on the publisher's site visit http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/digmar14.htm . Please note that the Summer Flounder season dates on page 12 of the Digest are incorrect and should be May 23 - Sept 27. The dates are correct elsewhere in the Digest.

    Saltwater anglers are also reminded  they must register with the NJ Saltwater Recreational Registry Program prior to fishing in 2014. Registrations expire at the end of each calendar year and must be renewed annually. Anglers who registered in 2013 should renew now at http://www.saltwaterregistry.nj.gov/

    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!    http://www.gotosnapshot.com/

            Smoke II / Ed Bogaert Reef 
    To honor our friend and NJ Dive Council director, on August 8, 2008, the NY Fireboat was sunk on New Jersey’s artificial reef. We believe it is a fitting tribute to a man who certainly never sought accolades or acknowledgements, but greatly appreciated the love behind them. 

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