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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 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 welcome.  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:

  • 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
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!
Now on Facebook!   NJ Council of Diving Clubs Facebook

The NJCDC officers (2014- 2015):  

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)

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/    

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