It is estimated that there are over 5,000 shipwrecks of New Jersey’s coast, from vessels that are hundreds of years old to more modern wrecks.Wreck Valley, which runs between New York’s Long Island and New Jersey holds hundreds of shipwrecks in a 60 mile (96 kilometer) swathe. The USN Algol fought in WWII and the Korean War, and was sunk intentionally for divers. It is a beauty to behold, nearly completely encrusted by a thick armor of scallops and mussels.Don’t think that New Jersey’s dive sites are found only in the sea, there are a couple of inland, freshwater sites that are worth a gander. At the Delaware River Water Gap you can check out train wreckage, including a boxcar full of (empty) beer bottles.
New Jersey Sea Life
In the inland lakes and reservoirs you can come across sunfish and freshwater snails, but the real variety is found out in the Atlantic. Remember to take a closer look, many species are small in these waters. Little eels, starfish, and even lobsters cling to rocky reefs.Larger creatures are certainly not uncommon, however. Occasionally humpback and finback whales meander through these waters, as well as a couple of species of dolphins. Keep an eye out from the boat for their iconic spouts!
How To Get There
Go for a bus or taxi, without a doubt your best bet in the cities, you will probably be better off renting a car during your trips to regions that are a little farther out.