We tried to dive the Manasquan wreck today. It is an unidentified wooden shipwreck that became grounded and the surf broke it up. The wreck is about 1000 feet off the coast in front of Pompano Ave in Manasquan, NJ. It’s reported to be in about 30 feet of water.
When we arrived this morning, the fog was so heavy we couldn’t see the landmarks to navigate to the wreck. So instead of wasting a tank of air when we knew there was no hope of finding, we went to our alternate dive site – the Pt. Pleasant RR Bridge.
Upon arriving at the RR bridge, there was a class of students prepping to enter the water for one of their open water dives. In talking to one of the instructors, we discussed our approach to the dive so we would stay away from the class. It was a good dive, although both of us were disappointed that we couldn’t get off shore today.
If the weather cooperates, we’re going to try the Manasquan wreck next Saturday.