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click to enlarge Top 40 Shore Dives
In New Jersey

By Tom Gormley
208 pages 8-1/2 x 11, paperback, 138 B&W photos, 44 maps, glossary, references
ISBN: 978-0-9795925-1-5
Pub Date: 2008
Price $24.00
With 127 miles of shoreline and many more miles of inlets, bays, rivers and lakes, New Jersey has excellent opportunities for shore diving. This new book details how to find these sites and what you can expect to see once you get underwater. Maps, and in many cases GPS numbers, help you locate the exact entry spots. Any dangers such as currents and boat traffic are noted, as well as, how best to coordinate with local authorities if need be.

But Top 40 Shore Dives in New Jersey is about much more than where to go. Included are sections on how to shore dive, seasons, dive skills, marine life, night diving, photography, lobster hunting, spearfishing and even recipes for cooking your catch. In addition, there are sections on shore diving in surrounding states, and lists of dive clubs and environmental organizations.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • How To Use This Book
  • Shore Diving Background
  • Becoming A Shore Diver
  • Dive Site Information
  • Shore Diving Activities, References and Resources
  • Glossary of Terms
  • Appendix

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About the Author

Tom Gormley has been diving in the Northeast and Caribbean waters for 3 decades. He became a NAUI instructor in 1994 and later an SDI instructor, and teaches beginner through divemaster students. In 1997 he helped form Divers Anonymous Scuba Club (, and has been the president for the past 11 years. He is a new member of the Point Pleasant New Jersey Dive Rescue Team (, and actively trains with the team on weekends. Tom is the president of Safe Scuba Publications (, which is a scuba and safety training business as well as a publishing business. Tom's publications about scuba topics have appeared in several magazines. In addition to The Artifact Hunter, he is the author of Top 40 Shore Dives In New Jersey.

Aside from Tom's love of scuba diving, he has a private practice in dentistry, is an Assistant professor for Seton Hall University's Graduate Medical Education Department, for which he has taught at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center for the past 26 years, and he enjoys family activities with his wife, Norva, and his 3 children.

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