CEDAR BEACH & JETTIES New York Beach Diving Guide for scuba divers.
The complete scuba divers beach diving guide to Long Island, NY's shipwrecks, jetties and inlets complete with driving directions.
             
 

CEDAR BEACH & JETTIES

DIRECTIONS:                                              (Mount Sinai, Suffolk County)

Take the Long Island Expressway to Exit 63 North, Patchogue Road. Drive north to the end and make a right. Bear left on Echo Avenue; then make a left onto Pipe Stave Hollow Road. Take this to the end and make a left on Harbor Beach Road to the end. You will enter a large parking lot; drive through to a small dirt parking lot on the right, or you can continue to the turn around, drop off your dive gear, then park.

CONDITIONS:

Diving can be done directly off the beach where clear calm water can usually be found. This is a good site for basic divers to experience aquatic life, such as fluke, flounder, and spider crabs. An occasional lobster can be found living in one of the car tires found off the beach.

The other options for the more experienced divers are either of the two jetties. The only diving found on the east jetty is out by the point. Here, there are many rocks to search between for lobsters. I think all divers would enjoy this jetty, but the west jetty is by far the better of the two. On it are an abundant supply of lobsters, plus the remains of at least two small wrecks. Both were sunk during the hurricane of 1985. Although not too much wreckage will be found, divers will still see debris scattered in and amongst the rocks on the west side of the west jetty. A good deal of brass artifacts from these wrecks can still be recovered.

Always be cautious when swimming to the west jetty, as the current can be very strong through this inlet. When possible I prefer to use an underwater propulsion unit.

Back in 1986, after a winter storm, Bill Campbell and I noticed a sailboat had drifted onto the west jetty's rocks. The next day when Bill and I were ready to dive it, the wreck was gone. After we had navigated across the inlet, the only

trace we found was red paint and some scattered wreckage on the east side of the west jetty. The current must have carried the main wreck away. On the same dive, Bill and I took a look on the west side of the west jetty and found another wreck. This one was a twin-engine cabin cruiser. This wreck was scattered amongst the jetty's rocks and half buried in the sand next to the jetty.

During one dive here I noticed a four-wheel-drive vehicle on the inlet's west side. Finding access on the west side, as these four-wheel-drive vehicles have done, would eliminate the grueling swim across the inlet. Divers should always fly a dive flag here and stay aware of the heavy boat traffic.

 
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