ARUNDO

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ARUNDO

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New Jersey: Top 50 Dive Site


Top
50 Dive Site (NJ)






Lat/Long



Loran



Charts



Depth



Distance
from Shore



40-10.4 / 73-41.0
(B)

40.1615 / 73.6631
(D)
26792.4 / 43515.1
(A)


26796.9 / 43534.8

(D)


1108, 1216

NOAA


130


2


Websites



NJScuba.com

AquaExplorers.com

TheWreckSite.com

NJWreckDivers.com

ScubaBoard.com



Mike s Dive Blog



Rob Infante s
Dive Blog


Charters



Sea Lion



Gypsy Blood

Ol Salty II

Jeanne II

“Sank April 28, 1942. 73 feet over wreck.”
(B)

“Gentile reports the wreck at 130 feet, torpedoed by U-136. “Because
of its huge size, the Arundo is one of the most fascinating wrecks to explore
… The remains of the locomotives can be found in the sand on the starboard
side, about fifty to one hundred feet forward of the propeller”

(A)

“What remains of the real Arundo is more a vast debris field
than a ship, although some parts are still tall and almost recognizable.
The highest parts near the bow are at about 110 ft, but the bulk of the
wreck is at 120-130 ft, and the stern goes down to 140 ft at the sand. This
is not a dive for the faint-hearted. You can expect a long boat ride to
cold, silty, dark conditions in the Mud Hole, and the depth of this site
is going to require a considerably higher level of experience and equipment
than most others, and should only be attempted by those who are realistically
prepared. The Arundo is also heavily fished, and offers myriad ways for
the unwary diver to get entangled in the usually poor visibility. This is
a two-knife double-tank decompression dive.”


NJScuba.com

New Jersey: Top 50 Dive Site

Notes:

  • (A)
    Gentile, Gary
    “Shipwrecks of New Jersey – North” 2000
  • (B)
    Lonsdale, Adrian
    and Kaplan, H. R. “A Guide to Sunken Ships in American Waters”
    1964
  • (C)
    Gormley, Tom
    and Gualano, Ben “Shore Diving in New Jersey” 2005
  • (D)
    [AquaExplorers
    Inc.] “Loran and GPS Shipwreck Location Coordinates” 2006
  • (E)
    [ReefsandRealEstate.com]
    “GPS List – Manasquan Version” 2006 PDF

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County NJ
lat 40.104000000000000
Lng -73.410000000000000

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