JONES BEACH JETTY New York Beach Diving Guide for scuba divers.
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JONES BEACH JETTY

DIRECTIONS:                                                (Jones Beach, Nassau County)

The jetty at Jones Beach is located in a state park and therefore cannot be reached from shore. The only legal way to dive this jetty is by boat. For those

who have a boat, I will give three suggestions: 1) Plan your dive at slack tide. 2) Pick a calm day. 3) Bring a spotter experienced in handling your boat.

CONDITIONS:

Getting here is only half the fun. The currents that whip through Jones Inlet can be, to say the very least, extremely strong. Only experienced divers should plan to dive here, and even then only at slack tide.

According to my old friend and dive partner, Rick Schwarz, this is one of the best jetty dives on the Island. Both day and night dives on the jetty are very productive. Lobsters and many other types of marine life are abundant. Divers can sometimes see schools of baitfish glide by or observe a small skate or sand shark while exploring the jetty.

Plan to dive the east, or beach side of the jetty. This side is sheltered from most of the inlet's currents, but as divers approach the point, they will definitely feel the current's force increasing. Do not dive on the inlet side unless you are at full slack, and even then, make sure your exit is planned before the tide turns and its' force increases. Remember that it's not a lot of fun to be carried out to sea or even into the bay. As with other current dives, knowledge of how tides and currents work is invaluable and should not be overlooked.

 
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