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Maclearie Park - NJ - Still open?
SteveH - 3/23/2020 1:43 PM
Category: Travel
Replies: 7

Anyone have info if diving @ Maclearie park is still a viable option with all the insanity going on lately? Looked @ Belmar’s website and it states that parks are still open...

ChristopherBurgert - 3/27/2020 11:50 AM
I’d make the trip to Maclearie Park, Dutch Springs is out 7ntil at least mid May.
SteveH - 3/31/2020 2:42 PM
Sorry for the late report. Did make it out; park was open. Unfortunately the ambient temp was 34F, and the water temp not much warmer. Not a big deal with a drysuit; but the winds were 15g25kts out of the north and viz was less than 18 inches.

Will do a better job at predicting the weather next time; as it does look like a promising spot.
LatitudeAdjustment - 4/01/2020 8:50 AM
Steve, Were the seahorses wearing blankets?
SteveH - 4/01/2020 8:59 AM
Uncertain. When my head hit the sea floor due to the poor viz, I could hear them chuckling at me; but was unable to tell if they were cloaked or not.
chasep255 - 4/05/2020 5:15 PM
I went there yesterday for the first time. Water was 50 degrees. Visibility was only a few feet.
SteveH - 5/15/2020 10:43 AM
I may give this a go in the next week....any reports since 4/5?