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Cape Henlopen - Deleware

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smellsfishy

Mmm... Freediving
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So there's a good chance I'll be ending up in Cape Henlopen this Monday (June 28). Any of the locals up to showing this rookie around the local waters ? I should be free for the afternoon if that works for anybody.

Thanks !
 

Frank O'Donnell

Apneic shutterbug
Apr 23, 2003
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Can't help you (being in California), but I'm curious about what the freediving is like in that area ... vis? bottom structure? marine life species? water temp? etc. I have family roots back that way, and might get in the water there at one point or another.
 

Pezman

We pee deep. Ew!
Sep 24, 2002
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Frank,

If you get east, please get in touch w/ some of the ECF members. We'll see to it that you get some good dives in.

In return, I want a photography lesson ;).
 

mjacobs

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Apr 27, 2003
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Frank,
Delaware is nothing like you are used to. Viz averages from 1' to 15' at the Cape Henelopen DE outer breakwater, Ocean City MD inlet and NJ jetties. Hundreds of Tautog regularly, and some stripers, flounder, rays, and sea trout can be found in depths from 8' to over 60'. The most clear local water is in PA and VA stone quarries. To get great diving I make the 7-hour drive to NC between Cape Hatteras and Cape Fear and that is truly world class with Gulf Stream water (upper 80 degrees and 60 to 100 ft. viz.) Huge numbers of fish both large and small exist there. It's a paradise for both photographers and spearos, but expect one to two hour boat rides to the good stuff.

If you scuba, the shipwrecks off NY/DE/NJ/MD/VA/NC are pretty interesting. They average 90' deep and 15-20 ft. viz. with current sometimes, so you need to be a strong freediver to make that work without tanks. There is one wreck I know of off Ocean City MD, less than an hour south of Cape Henelopen that lies in 80 feet of water with relief coming up to 25' that I want to try freediving at slack tide sometime, though. It's not too far offshore, either, but you do need a boat.
Mark
 
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