|Once in a while in the winter the boss has a heart and gives me days off to do my own thing. Many of you who fish with us know that scuba diving has been a favorite pastime of mine for nearly 30 years and that our winter down time is when I get to do a bunch of offshore diving with my long time friends on their boat. Each season our regulars with an interest in the sport ask me lots of questions about things pertaining to diving such as what types of critters we see, what kinds of things we find, how much gear do we need and the always funny "Why would sane people jump off a perfectly good boat miles from land in the dead of winter?" just to name a few. I have decided to do something different from our normal fishing reports and post just a couple of the dive related pictures taken by our group which might help to answer a few of your questions or possibly raise new ones for me to answer this coming season. I hope that some of you find these interesting. Junior|
Winter diving is DEFINITELY equipment intensive!
A walk on the moon would probably require less gear.
Mementos from a bygone era can still be found, with a
This SILVER fork was found on the 1898 wreck of
The ultimate dream and Mount Everest of artifacts for
Most well known shipwrecks and rock piles are
Some of the large party boats that sailed from Sheepshead
Anchors are frequently left on the bottom by boaters
The deeper NJ wrecks are great places to get some of
These colorful critters need no introduction and are #1
Another nice critter!
Big blackfish like these 13 (left) and 10 pounders have
This 18.3 pound monster tog was speared back in