DEMOCRAT POINT 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.


DIRECTIONS:                                (Fire Island, Suffolk County)

NOTE: This location is not accessible by car The only way to dive this site is hy boat.


Democrat Point, located on the east side of Fire Island Inlet, happens to be not one, but two fantastic dive sites. Because divers can only get to these sites by boat, the number of divers has always been limited.

The first site is located on the jetty, on the south side of Democrat Point. Divers should be aware of the currents that sweep through Fire Island Inlet, plus watch the weather. I know I would not want to try diving the jetty when the surf was up. Once here, divers will find themselves on a clean sand bottom with the jetty acting like a fish haven. Divers will not only find lobsters, black fish, striped bass, fluke, flounder, crabs and mussels, but a good amount of monofilament line, since this is also a popular fishing site. Due to the current, I would suggest diving only be done here at slack tide. Depth ranges from ten to about 20 feet.

The second location is situated on the north side. Divers will find a small area sheltered from most tidal currents, with large submerged rocks, and a hole that drops to about 40 feet at high tide. This hole has the nickname, Bottle Hole, because it acts as a catch basin for discarded bottles, which, until caught here, drift with the current along the inlet's sandy bottom.

For anyone with a boat, especially if it's located near Fire Island Inlet, I would definitely recommend diving the north side. I believe that all will enjoy the abundant amount and variety of marine life.

Long Island Shore Diver ebook
The Scuba Diver's guide to Long Island NY Beach Diving.

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Long Island Shore Diver, 3rd Edition is the most comprehensive, accurate, illustrated collection of information, photographs, sketches and stories ever written about the beach dive sites off Long Island, New York. This ebook is a new updated, expanded and enhanced color edition of Dan Berg's original Shore Diver book, which over the years has become the diver's bible to finding and exploring the fascinating beach sites off Long Island. Included within the text are car directions and complete dive site conditions to over 60 sites. The text is heavily illustrated with 110 color photographs, black & White photographs, and triangulation sketches. Divers, fisherman, marine historians, armchair sailors or anyone with a general interest in history, diving, or the sea will surely find this ebook informative, fascinating and the perfect addition to their library


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