New Jersey, known as the Garden State, has a small Atlantic coastline and is bordered to the north by the state of New York, to the west with Pennsylvania and to the south by Delaware. Although, one of the smallest states in area, it is the most populated. The capital city is Trenton, although the most populated city is Newark.
The climate of New Jersey is very similar to that of the New York City area with temperatures during the winter period in January being the coldest at 28f/-2c low and 42f/6c high. July and August are the hottest months of the year with the average low being 70f/21c and the high being 86f/30c. Rainfall is spread relatively evenly throughout the year with between 3/70mm and 5/135mm inches/mm per month.
Although New Jersey has a small Atlantic coastline, it is a superb place for wreck divers with 2000+ wrecks and there are also artificial reefs that have been made up of subway cars, armored vehicles, tanks, boats and ships. Because of the quantity of wrecks, numerous books have been written on the subject. Local divers know the 60 mile area stretching from Long Island to the New Jersey northern shoreline as Wreck Alley. Apart from the wrecks there are also plenty of easy access shore dives and a certain amount of inland diving. The dives are suitable for novice divers through to advanced technical divers.
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