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Bayville Barge & Sub Wreck - Bayville NY


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From OceanBlue: "a local law enforcement offical pulled up and let us know that we were in a resident’s only parking lot. We were aware of that but didn’t think that it would matter much in the dead of winter. Surprisingly, he also informed us that the Town of Oyster Bay has an ordinance (1975) that forbids scuba diving from (with in 150’ of) any public beach."

Me: That would put the wrecks out of reach as you shouldn’t come within 150’ of the beach in a boat either however the good news is the owners of Walls Wharf restaurant next door will allow you to park in their lot and access the water from their beach as long as you are eating there before or after the dive, ask and make reservations first so there is no misunderstandings. :) That would also give your SO a place to sit and drink while we dive. RayC http://www.wallswharf.com/

From Aqua Explorers: Take the Long Island Expressway to Exit 41 North, which is 106, 107. When 106 & 107 split, bear right and stay on 106. Follow this all the way down past Northern Boulevard, and make a left on Berry Hill Road to the end. Make a left on Shore Drive to the end, then a right on Bayville Avenue. A few blocks up on the left is Greenwich Avenue. Both wrecks are located directly off this beach, but parking must be found elsewhere.

From NJscuba.net: The visibility on this site varies. Average is 10-12ft. This site offers two wrecks which lie in 25 fsw. A British WWI two man reconnaissance submarine and an old wooden barge. They are both within swimming distance from each other. The marine life is fair around these wrecks. There are a few car tires between the two wrecks and you may find an occasional lobster hiding inside them. To locate the barge take a compass heading of 330 degrees from the pilings located on the east side of Greenwich Ave. It takes about 50 kick cycles to reach the wreck. To get to the submarine take a compass heading of 30 degrees from the same pilings. This can be reached in about 30 kick cycles. Both of the wrecks are not intact but make for a good dive.

Comments

RickHormigo - 8/07/2016 5:24 PM
The Wall’s Warf site is no longer, at least in the summer weekends. No parking allowed in the street (only residents) The restaurant is only Valet parking (really packed) and they warn you absolutely only lunch, no beach use. Ironic since some tables are literally on the beach. My wife insisted to stay and eat there, we felt rushed out, expensive, and bad!

I guess I’ll try again off season.
goodlifedivers - 5/23/2014 2:19 PM
Rating Added: 3
Decent Long island site.
goodlifedivers - 5/23/2014 2:18 PM
There is a side street right next to Walls Wharf, which if you go early enough in the day you should be able to get parking. The Sub really isn’t worth dive as you can stand on top of it during low tide. The barge is slightly better. you can also check out the tires stuck in the sand if they haven’t gotten completely covered up.

Make sure to go at high tide as you will be swimming forever to get any depth during low tide.
omisson - 10/30/2013 6:57 PM
Rating Added: 4
Long Island diving
wbjoe - 11/02/2013 8:30 PM
how was it.was thinking of going soon

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