Jun
3
Sun
2018
Venture 3 – MOHAWK! @ Venture 3
Jun 3 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Venture 3 - MOHAWK! @ Venture 3 | Neptune City | New Jersey | United States

 

SundayJune 3 aboard the VENTURE III

Departing at 8am. Diver cost: $110
Middle Barge & Dave’s Wreck
The Middle Barge is an unidentified wreck off of the Mantoloking area. Definitely a barge or schooner barge, she was a towed vessel owing to a huge bitt located near her bow. She is about 75 feet deep.
Dave’s Wreck is not too far from the Middle Barge in about the same depth of water. It’s beefy for a low, flat wooden wreck. Dave’s and the Middle make a great combination and a great season opener.
Jun
10
Sun
2018
JOHN H. WINSTEAD & MILLVILLE @ SEA LION
Jun 10 @ 7:00 am – 3:15 pm
JOHN H. WINSTEAD & MILLVILLE @ SEA LION

Sunday, June 10 aboard the SEA LION

Departing at 7am. Diver cost: $100
JOHN H. WINSTEAD & MILLVILLE
(a.k.a. Cadet & String Wreck)
The planned dive of the day is the Schooner Barge JOHN H. WINSTEAD a.k.a. Cadet. This wreck is 75 feet deep, broken up but still fairly together, fully 240 long and made of wood. Her cargo of coal can still be found at the site. This is a great touring wreck.
The Barge MILLVILLE a.k.a. String Wreck sank the same day as the JOHN H. WINSTEAD (they were in the same tow). This wreck is 75 feet deep, broken up but quite navigable if you use a line reel to “string” the pieces together – hence its nickname.
Jun
24
Sun
2018
Ridge Wrecks @ VENTURE 3
Jun 24 @ 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Ridge Wrecks @ VENTURE 3

Sunday, June 24 aboard the VENTURE III

Departing at 8am. Diver cost: $110
Ridge Wrecks
In the mid-1800’s, a storm swept the area sinking a fleet of fishing vessel off Manasquan Inlet. The Ridge Wrecks may be part of this fleet or parts of a single vessel scattered throughout the area. The average depth is about 80 feet. Bring a line reel in case the vis is low.
Jul
7
Sat
2018
Pinta & John K. Shaw @ VENTURE 3
Jul 7 @ 8:00 am – 2:45 pm
Pinta & John K. Shaw @ VENTURE 3

Saturday, July 7 aboard the VENTURE III

Departing at 8am. Diver cost: $110
Pinta & John K. Shaw
This 200-foot long coastal freighter sank after being rammed and holed by the CITY OF PERTH in 1963 about seven miles off Asbury Park. It is one of New Jersey’s most popular dive sites. While some of us have dived her shortly after she sank seeing her virtually intact, she now lies partly scattered across the bottom making for an excellent multi-level diving experience in less than 90 feet of water.
The JOHN K. SHAW was a wooden schooner involved in what amounts to a hit-and-run at sea. She “made contact” with the iron steamer NEWPORT on a stormy night in 1884. All hands were lost aboard the Shaw. The Shaw is actually two sites, so divers will have a choice of making their second dive on one half or the other.
Jul
14
Sat
2018
Dive WWII: GULF TRADE & MAURICE TRACY @ SEA LION
Jul 14 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
Dive WWII: GULF TRADE & MAURICE TRACY @ SEA LION

Saturday, July 14 aboard the SEA LION

Departing at 7am. Diver cost: $100
Dive WWII: GULF TRADE & MAURICE TRACY
These two wrecks are also inextricably linked by war. They were victims of WWII. The GULF TRADE was torpedoed and the Tracy was sent to the bottom after a collision with another vessel avoiding U-boats.
Both wrecks are about 90 feet deep or less. The Tracy is spread out a bit and worth using a line reel to navigate. The Tracy can also be great for fishing. Bring a speargun.
Jul
15
Sun
2018
McGurr @ BLUE FATHOMS
Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
McGurr @ BLUE FATHOMS

Sunday, July 15 aboard the BLUE FATHOMS

Departing at 2pm. Diver cost: $60
McGurr
The MAGUR is a tugboat intentionally sunk as part of New Jersey’s Artificial Reef Program. This is a great dive and good for some penetration. It is intact and upright on the bottom. The wreck is about 70 feet deep.
Jul
21
Sat
2018
Sea Girt Wreck & 120 Wreck @ VENTURE 3
Jul 21 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sea Girt Wreck & 120 Wreck @ VENTURE 3
Saturday, July 21 aboard the VENTURE III
Departing at 8am. Diver cost: $110
Sea Girt Wreck & 120 Wreck
We are planning to go to the Sea Girt Wreck and the 120 Wreck. They are a mile apart from each other about 9 miles offshore in 85 feet of water. Both have remained unidentified since they were first dived decades ago.

Suspected of being barges that carried general freight, both are known for lobsters and fish, and the Sea Girt has yielded artifacts from time to time and is also good wreck for scallops.
Jul
29
Sun
2018
Secret Spots! @ SEA LION
Jul 29 @ 7:00 am – 3:45 pm
Secret Spots! @ SEA LION
Sunday, July 29 aboard the Sea Lion
Departing at 7am. Diver cost: $100
Secret Spots!
Hijinks and mayhem on the high seas. Bring out the adventurer in yourself and explore secret spots right out of Captain Al’s little black book.
Aug
4
Sat
2018
MOHAWK! @ VENTURE 3
Aug 4 @ 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
MOHAWK! @ VENTURE 3

Saturday, August 4 aboard the VENTURE III

Departing at 8am. Diver cost: $110
MOHAWK!
The MOHAWK sank after a collision with the TALISMAN in January of 1935. She lies in 75 feet of water and is a large wreck. Artifacts dating from the 1930’s still come up. This is great for photography and video, good for fishing and lobsters, and great for exploring. A line reel would be helpful in low vis conditions.
We plan on spending the day at this site. This will allow anyone that finds something interesting on the wreck an opportunity to spend a couple of dives in order to retrieve it. Since it is such a large wreck, it also allows those unfamiliar with the MOHAWK a chance to get to know it.
Aug
11
Sat
2018
Giraldo Rocks @ SEA LION
Aug 11 @ 7:00 am – 5:15 pm
Giraldo Rocks @ SEA LION
Departing at 7am. Diver cost: $100
Giraldo Rocks
A rare and unusual formation of rock outcroppings off the Jersey Coast – this is a great touring spot, perfect for exploration and fishing. 75-foot-deep site.