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Stolt Dagali - Point Pleasant NJ

Stolt Dagali is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located at 18 miles east of, Point Pleasant, NJ. This dive site has an average rating of 4.67 out of 5 from 9 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 121-130ft/37-40m.

By all accounts the brand-new liner Shalom was proceeding at a recklessly fast pace through a thick fog, while simultaneously misreading her radar set. The slow-moving M-class tanker Stolt Dagali was sliced clean through, losing almost half her crew when the heavy stern section plummeted to the bottom of the sea. Fortunately, the Stolt carried a cargo of non-flammable vegetable oil, otherwise both vessels might have been consumed in flames. The bow section of the Stolt was salvaged, while the stern section lies crookedly on its starboard side, 142 ft long in 130 ft of water. Survivors of the Stolt were picked up by the Cape Straight.

The wreck of the Stolt is very impressive, even though now greatly deteriorated. Compared to the sketch below, the smokestack, mast, and much of the upper works have fallen away. Not shown is the large debris field around the wreck. Visibility is usually good, sometimes good enough to see the top of the wreck from the surface, and the sight of this huge wreck when it first looms into view as you descend the anchor line is extraordinary. There is something awesome about this shipwreck that is somehow lacking in the nearby planned artificial reefs.

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CharlieDontDive - 7/01/2019 11:10 PM
Rating Added: 4
Dove here 6/1/19 on the Independence II. Viz was 20-25 feet, temp 46-48 F. This was my first Northeast wreck dive and I definitely had a good time. Lots of structure left.
JMH115 - 4/29/2018 2:08 PM
I went scuba diving here on 11/25/2017. Average viz: 26-30ft/8-9m. Water temp: 56-60°F/13-16°C.
Flame145 - 6/25/2016 6:23 PM
I went scuba diving here on 6/25/2016. Average viz: 16-20ft/5-6m. Water temp: Under 50°F/10°C.
Good wreck to visit
Bring your mussel collection bags, you can get them by the boat load
I really liked this dive, there is a lot to see and discover
JMH115 - 5/31/2016 8:39 AM
I went scuba diving here on 5/25/2016. Average viz: 26-30ft/8-9m. Water temp: Under 50°F/10°C.
NORTHEAST - 11/18/2014 6:11 PM
I went scuba diving here on 11/16/2014. Average viz: 16-20ft/5-6m. Water temp: Under 50°F/10°C.
Great dive. Very cold above water. Something like 32 degrees. Bottom was around 48. Current was pretty strong on the wreck.
terapin - 9/10/2014 9:14 AM
Rating Added: 5
Great dive! Next time I dive it I want to get to the stern
Love2DiveGirl - 3/04/2012 7:45 PM
Rating Added: 5
Huge intact wreck! Awesome viz of about 40 ft.