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The Explorers Dive Club is a nonprofit group promoting dive community, sharing knowledge and experience. We are a group of central NJ recreational divers representing all ages, certifications, diving interests and levels of experience. We organize shore dives, boat dives, picnics, dive vacations and other social events. Our monthly meetings feature prominent speakers in sport diving and we publish a monthly newsletter. Need a dive buddy? Join the club! Thank you for visiting and come back often to see what's new.

Club meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm at the Spain Inn in Piscataway from April through October. Join us for dinner before the meeting. There are no meetings November through March, but we hold a December holiday party, a Sunday brunch in October, an annual summer picnic and a Delaware River rafting trip in August.

Oceanic Black Tip Shark

September Club Meeting

Our next meeting will be held Tuesday September 12th, 2017. Our speaker will be Explorers Dive Club member John Yavorsky. After the Sardine Run, presented last month at the Explorers Dive Club, John went to Agulhas House at Umkomaas to dive Aliwal Shoals for 4 days. Even though the boat (“rubber Duck”) entry was easier from the river, we still had to traverse the surf at the Umkhomazi River mouth. Each of 8 dives featured sharks, either Ragged Tooth (same as our Sand Tigers of NC) or beefy Oceanic Black Tip sharks during a baited dive. Also unexpected were a variety of tropical fish, such as clown anemone fish and Moorish Idols. Other interesting creatures include big eels and turtles. After the diving, John traveled north of Durban to Hilltop Camp at Hluhluwe-imfolozi Safari Park to see elephants, Cape Buffalo, Rhinos, Warthogs, antelope, zebras, giraffe and other wildlife. 

Upcoming Activities

New Jersey ocean wreck diving

Our 2017 schedule of New Jersey ocean wreck dives is posted in our newsletter.

Upcoming Dive Trips

Check back here for announcements.

Explorers Dive Club membership is not a requirement to sign up for these trips. All qualified divers are welcome.

Dues and Membership

As a nonprofit group we rely completely on member dues to cover our operating expenses.

The Explorers Dive Club would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to our members for their support over the years. Nonmembers are always welcome to join us for dinner, attend a meeting or an event any time you are available. We hope you join the club.

Dues are $25 for individual and $30 per family per year (July – June).

Please see Lisa Vesuvio at a meeting or see the membership application for mailing instructions.

bullet Club Membership: Membership, meetings and contact information.           bullet NJ Dive Shops: Visit your local dive shop for all the gear you need.
bullet 2016 Club Dive Schedule: NJ wreck diving. bullet Scuba Links: A collection of diving web sites.
bullet Newsletter: Featuring articles from members recent trips. bullet Nitrox Calculator: Compare Nitrox to air dives
bullet Photo Gallery: Coming Soon! bullet Web Site Index: Can't find what you are looking for? This is an index of our web site.
bullet Membership Application: bullet Club Waiver form:
bullet Boat Policy form: bullet Explorers Dive Club By-Laws

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