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Barnegat Inlet - South side - Barnegat Light NJ

Barnegat Inlet - South side is a shore accessible salt water dive site, located in Barnegat Light, NJ. The average visibility is 5-10ft/2-3m.

N.J.A.C. 13:82-3.17 (2006)
13:82-3.17 Diving and swimming

(c) Provisions for Barnegat Inlet are as follows:

  1. Except as provided in this subsection, no person or persons shall, while engaged in goggle-fishing, spear fishing or skin diving, enter into any navigable channel or approach within 200 ft of any boat anchored or underway within the water adjacent to the land areas of the Borough of Barnegat Light.

  2. No person shall dive in any of the waters of the Barnegat Inlet channel.

  3. Skin and Scuba diving is permitted from the north and south jetties, but no person shall dive further than 25 ft from the rock jetty or bulkhead within the inlet.

  4. No person shall dive within Barnegat Inlet between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. on Saturdays and Sundays from June 1 to September 30.

  5. A diver shall mark his or her position with a float and skin diver’s flag.

  6. Only "buddy diving" will be permitted in Barnegat Inlet.

  7. Recreational diving is prohibited within 100 ft of the north monument.

  8. Recreational diving is prohibited within the inlet when the current is at flood.
Like all inlets this should only be done during slack high tide and like some other NJ Inlets during the summer to avoid boat traffic done dusk to dawn.

Put a light on your flag to be seen but not a strobe, I found using a strobe brings the USCG in a hurry, nice to know they are watching. RayC

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