Clean Ocean Action

Clean Ocean Advocate, January 2005


Featuring...Ocean Wreck Divers of New Jersey

Divers are the eyes of the underwater world and an early warning system because they can see what most people cannot.


The Ocean Wreck Divers of New Jersey, formed in 1978, is a leader in the dive community and in ocean awareness.


Ocean Wreck Divers, based in Toms River, NJ, is a strong voice for diving, national marine conservation, and local artificial reef issues.  The group is an advocate for the ocean, working with COA and defending the ocean against pollution at public hearings.


According to Jim Flanagan, President of the group, “A clean ocean is very important.  We delight in local diving with its spectacular wrecks and sea life.”


The club organizes an active dive season each year, locally and out of state.  The club also informs divers.  Their website ( lists dive and lobster regulations and rules, as well as helpful links for divers and ocean advocates.


Perhaps the events for which Ocean Wreck Divers are most well known are the popular annual Scuba Flea Market, where divers can get great deals on gear, and the annual Fishing Flea Market, where fishing enthusiasts can bargain for equipment.  The dates for the 2005 flea markets, located in Toms River, are: Scuba (February 20), and Fishing (March 13).


Learn more about Ocean Wreck Divers at their meetings at Ocean County College in Toms River, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.  For more information, visit their website or call 609-242-0212.


49 Avenel Blvd.
Long Branch, NJ 07740

Field Office:

Gateway National Recreation Area
Sandy Hook, New Jersey

Voice: (732) 872-0111
FAX: (732) 872-8041

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