Join us on one of our many scuba diving trips, leaving out of the Belmar Marina in Belmar, New Jersey.
Our scuba diving crew are all experienced and certified divers, ready to ensure your dive is exciting and safe.
Our scuba trips are done from our vessel, the OL’ SALTY II, which is the most comfortable and spacious dive boat in the Northeast! She offers more deck space than any other vessel in the territory. She maintains a large aft deck and a walk-around cabin in addition to plenty of room for equipment storage and enjoyment. Wet gear bags or boxes are conveniently stowed under the benches around the main cabin while cylinders are lashed around the aft deck.
Wreck diving typically refers to the exploration of shipwrecks, however aircraft wreckages as well as other underwater artificial structures are also popular places to explore.
Types of wreck dives (as described in The Advanced Wreck Diving Handbook,  Gary Gentile ):
NOAA defines technical diving as “all diving methods that exceed the limits imposed on depth and/or immersion time for recreational scuba diving. Technical diving often involves the use of special gas mixtures (other than compressed air) for breathing. The maximum diving depth planned for the dive or the length of time the diver wants to spend underwater will dictate the type of gas mixture used.
Technical divers often work in the range of 170 feet to 350 feet or deeper, even though the recommended maximum depth for conventional scuba diving is 130 feet in depth.
Our Diving crew consists of experienced, and are top technical diving masters, which ensures your safety while diving with us.
Our scuba trips are available on our vessel, the OL’ SALTY II, the most comfortable and spacious dive boat in the Northeast! She offers more deck space than any other vessel in the territory. Maintaining a large aft deck and a walk-around cabin.
She has plenty of room for equipment storage and enjoyment. Wet gear bags or boxes are conveniently stowed under the benches around the main cabin. While cylinders are lashed around the aft deck.
There is ample room inside our cabin for dry gear and personal items.
The OL’ SALTY II is equipped with a large dress-up table on its aft deck.
Once a dive team is ready to get geared up you bring all accessories equipment to the table. Point out your cylinder and the crew will place them on the table and help you gear-up for your dive experience.
OL’ SALTY II offers the BEST dive ladder in the industry. Our ladder is a center post t-rung design that extends deep into the water. This ladder style allows divers to exit the water with all their equipment in place.
There is no need to take fins off due to the open rung design.
OL’ SALTY II has a large door in it’s transom, making entries and exits safe and easy. All divers enter the water by performing a “Giant Stride” entry. Once in the water it is a short swim to the stern down line that is tied into the dive site. The stern down line eliminates the fatigue divers experience having to surface swim all the way to the bow at the beginning of their dive
Captain Nick & his crew made my experience memorable , they made us very welcome there main priority was safety which it should allways be , my biggest regret i didn’t book for the 2 consecutive weeks , maybe captain Nick will consider next year for 2020 Expedition Thanks again Nick.