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Old 08-21-2017, 11:49 AM   #1
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Cape may diving

I'm headed down to Cape May this weekend from Boston and wondering whether I should bring my dive stuff or not. If I do bring my dive stuff, I'm planning on diving from shore. From what I've read, it seems like viz is very iffy, especially during the summer versus spring and fall. Is it more iffy than Point Pleasant or about the same? I've dove Point Pleasant many times before and for the most part, when the weather's been decent, viz has been sufficient for hunting.
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Old 08-23-2017, 03:42 PM   #2
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Re: Cape may diving

Vis is much more iffy down there when compared to point. Nobody can give you a good answer on what vis will look like during the upcoming weekend. Probably terrible but if it's good and you have no gear you'll be kicking yourself for not having it. Better to have and not need.
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Old 08-24-2017, 08:43 AM   #3
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Re: Cape may diving

yeah, I'll be bringing my gear down and hopefully will get some viz for spearfishing. worst case scenario is just relaxing and going for a dip.
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Old 08-24-2017, 01:06 PM   #4
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At high tide it must be OK. You don't wanna deal with rip currents during ebb. There were some TV news about Atlantic city rip currents, something to do about sand slide. It probably doesn't apply to cape May but still as you probably already know, high tide is better for viz and safer.

http://tides.mobilegeographics.com/locations/1002.html
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Old 08-26-2017, 09:39 AM   #5
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yeah, I'll be bringing my gear down and hopefully will get some viz for spearfishing. worst case scenario is just relaxing and going for a dip.
There's really no areas in Cape May that are good because of the proximity to the Delaware Bay. There's spots just north but unfortunately I haven't seen a single day this entire season with any vis. It's the worst year ever for diving there and I have been going there over 40 years. Being said, you just never know. A weird current might change it and hopefully it will. I'm going down today
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Old 08-26-2017, 01:53 PM   #6
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Re: Cape may diving

Jumped in and saw some fish, nothing shot as they were literally in my face before I saw them. Nonetheless, cool dive seeing fish and coral.
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Old 08-28-2017, 04:40 PM   #7
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Jumped in and saw some fish, nothing shot as they were literally in my face before I saw them. Nonetheless, cool dive seeing fish and coral.
It's so frustrating because you can hear them but barely see therm. There's so many diverse fish in that area too. Glad you got in the water at least. I went jet sking and went around the concrete sunken ship just off Cape May point. Talk about a dream dive spot but it's all murky delaware bay water there.
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Old 01-08-2018, 07:34 PM   #8
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Jumped in and saw some fish, nothing shot as they were literally in my face before I saw them. Nonetheless, cool dive seeing fish and coral.
Where did you dive in CM? All the diving I know of down there is only accessible via boat (inlet jetties).
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Old 06-19-2019, 05:53 PM   #9
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Cape May inlet

Does anyone know if access to the Cape May inlet is permitted from the Coast Guard base? The hike in from the North side is doable but not worth the effort for no visibility.
https://goo.gl/maps/ZZzpnrHk1Fqvk8bo7
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Old 06-21-2019, 07:50 AM   #10
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Does anyone know if access to the Cape May inlet is permitted from the Coast Guard base? The hike in from the North side is doable but not worth the effort for no visibility.
https://goo.gl/maps/ZZzpnrHk1Fqvk8bo7
As far as I know that area is not accessible unless you know someone with credentials to get in (DBerry!) Best option for access to the inlet is by boat or waverunner. Good luck!
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Old 06-21-2019, 12:02 PM   #11
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Re: Cape may diving

Been doing crane work there for couple weeks. Gotta get a badge to even get in and have a reason. I dont think spearing is a valid reason I havnt seen where the water is anything but dookie anyways.
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Old 06-21-2019, 06:13 PM   #12
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As far as I know that area is not accessible unless you know someone with credentials to get in (DBerry!) Best option for access to the inlet is by boat or waverunner. Good luck!
What's "DBerry!"?
What kind of "credentials"?
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Old 06-21-2019, 07:18 PM   #13
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Haha sorry DBerry is a member here... and basically that area is off limits to general population
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Has anyone had luck shore diving Townsend's this year?
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