After two years of diving, I finally made it to a NJ wreck dive. The Stolt Dagli was a Norwegian tanker that, in a dense fog, was hit by an Israeli cruise ship in the 60’s. The Stolt split in two; the stern section sank. The bow section remained afloat and was eventually attached to a new stern and lived to sail another day. For more information, see http://www.divebuddy.com/divesite.aspx?DiveSiteID=1576&From=Search
I’m told that today was a magnificant day with visibility close to 60 feet and water temps in the 60’s. Supposedly, normal conditions are no where near as nice. I guess I’ll have to go out on some more wreck dives and see for myself.
I met up with Frank; Kera also dived with us. We kept our dives around the top of the wreck; really going no deeper than 75 feet even though the sand is at about 130 feet. We saw plenty of fishies and jellies; lots of different jellies. And one very territorial fish that kept looking at its reflection in my mask; it actually started to nibble on Kera’s!
The rest of the boat were assorted hunters and scavengers; all were successful. Several large bags of mussels and scallops managed to find their way on board, as well as a lobster or two ... and a few artifacts.
Kudos to Captain Jim and the crew of the Gypsy Blood; Denise, Brian, and Sean.