RESCHEDULED = Saturday Sept. 28, 2014 - Divers Two will hold its Annual Underwater Clean up/HAPPY HOUR DIVE! Join us at 9:20am at L Street beach WEST, in McCleary park at the new dive steps, in Belmar for this annual event! We need both underwater and surface helpers! Please bring mesh bag and float if you have. Also everyone is welcome to join the BBQ afterwards.
Sunday, September 21st aboard the Ol' Salty II departing at . Diver cost: $110
Sea Girt Wreck & Northeast Sailer Wreck
If all goes well, our first dive will be on the Sea Girt Wreck. This is a hugh wooden sailer well over 200 feet long and about 50 feet wide. She apparently carried a cargo of coal. There is a hugh anchor and windlass in her bow next to a large pile of anchor chain. Her rudder is inside her hull and still has brass hardware attached. The wreck lies in about 85 feet of water. Historian Dan Lieb will be aboard to describe the wreckage and what you'll be seeing.
No one has yet identified this mysterious wreck site. Her exact fate - and the fate of her crew - remain a mystery.
Ou next stop should be at the Northeast Sailer Wreck. During our last visit, we were able to point out to our divers that she carried a cargo of small steam engines. This wreck lies in about 75 feet of water and should make a perfect second dive. The last time we were there, the visibility was in excess of 25 feet!
This wreck also remains unidentified, but perhaps her cargo will lead someone to an identification.
aboard the Sea Lion departing at . Diver cost: $100
JOHN H. WINSTEAD and the BRUNETTE
(a.k.a. Cadet and the Doorknob Wreck)
These two wrecks are only 600 feet apart off Bayhead, New Jersey. The Winstead sank in the winter of 1927 and theBRUNETTE in 1870. Historian Dan Lieb will be along to technically describe what you are looking on the bottom.
The Winstead is a large schooner barge with lots of hiding places for lobsters and fish. Structurally, there are a few interesting features to appreciate.
The BRUNETTE was a small, iron-hulled steamer that carried a variety of cargo including cases of door knobs. Her boilers, engine and propeller shaft and prop are all still there.
Both wrecks are within the 80-foot tables and offer a variety of diving - one a wooden sailer and the other an iron steamer. Both are good for photography, hunting or just plain sight-seeing. Visually, both wrecks offer a lot to enjoy.