Lauderdale by the Sea

Lauderdale by the Sea
USA East


Site Review by
 Ray Clark
Date: 09/08/2004


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Ray Clark Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Whiting Reef:    4.00
State:   NJ Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    3.00
Diving:   40 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   665 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    3.91
Disclaimer, no diving is allowed within 300' of the Commercial St. Pier but this was a clean-up dive, well at least 1 of the 3 I did here! Ask a LDS about doing a clean-up dive here, it's definitely worth it! Under the pier were bait fish being worked by Jacks, Permit, Blue runners and Cuda waiting. A moving wall of Lookdowns. There are sandcastle looking blocks that are home to cleaners, Arrow crabs and at least one Scorpion fish. On the Swiss cheese reef I saw Sharptail Eels, Turtles and Glassy Sweepers. Near shore are Southern Stingrays. The three blocks south are pretty much the same but without the big schools of fish. Instead of feeding the meters park at the Commercial St. Pier lot, $5 a day during the week and $7 on weekends. There are showers at the end of every street.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    5.00
Beginner:    5.00
Intermediate:    5.00
Advanced:    5.00
Night diving:    5.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2004
Visibility:    5.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00

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