CHECK OUT OUR NEW INTERACTIVE MAP

Welcome to our new interactive map! Use the navigation buttons or Click and zoom into the site you wish to see and watch the video! Online diving is here!

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE 2015 SQUALUS MARINE DIVERS SCUBA OUTREACH SEMINAR

Are you a sailboater? Are you a fisherman? Are you a paddle boarder, kite boarder, surf boarder or just some one who lives for the water?? Well what is keeping you from becoming a SCUBA DIVER?? We are having our first SCUBA OUTREACH SEMINAR to try and help you along! We have noticed that most people aren't aware of what actually is required to become a certified diver. So why not come to our seminar and listen to the speakers? You will be able to ask questions of other divers and hopefully get some new information! We have some incredible door prizes in store for ticket holders!

1) Nautilus Lifelife Marine Rescue Radio (A $300 value!) http://www.nautiluslifeline.com
2) An Okuma Coronado CD65A Baitfeeder Fishing Reel www.okuma.com
3) Two passes to fish on The MIDDLEBANK http://www.middlebank.com
4) Two passes to The Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk CT! http://www.maritimeaquarium.org
5) The Squalus Marine Prize pack! and more!

 What are you waiting for? Click the BUY NOW button below and secure your seat before they are all gone!

SQUALUS MARINE DIVERS 
SCUBA OUTREACH SEMINAR
Saturday January 17th 2015
3:00 - 7:30PM
at The Acoustic
2926 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport CT 06605
21 and over only
( 21 and under admitted with Parent.)



Special thanks to:
NEW ENGLAND DIVE CENTER - http://www.nedive.com
OCEANBLUE DIVE CETNER - http://www.oceanbluedive.com 
MARINE SPORTS CENTER BAIT AND TACKLE - marine sports center
BEST RECREATIONAL AND TECHNICAL SCUBA (BRATS) - http://divingbratsclub.com
THUNDERFISH DIVE CHARTERS - http://www.thunderfishcharters.com
THE MIDDLEBANK FISHING CHARTERS - www.middlebank.com

Important links!
THE PORT JEFFERSON FERRY - http://www.88844ferry.com
(Fairfield Metro is the closest station to us)
BRIDGEPORT FAIRFIELD CAB - (203) 255-5797 
YELLOW TAXI - (203) 916-5135 

MAP OF THE AREA


WHERE TO PARK!


We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

SQUALUS MARINE DIVERS EXPLAINED AND NEWS UPDATE!

Well,The Squalus is out of the water for 2014. The old girl deserves a break after a wonderful year in The Long Island Sound. We may have a few tricks left up our sleeves before the year is up, but who knows? If anything it will be someplace warm. We could use some decompression. There is so much going on behind the scenes! We have been in contact with some very gracious dive people who would love to help up promote diving. That being said you might start seeing a few interviews here and there.

We are also heading out to give some presentations as well. Dates will be posted soon, here and on our Facebook page!

If you haven't liked up yet... what are you waiting for!?

https://www.facebook.com/SQUALUSMARINEDIVERS

Speaking of presentations.....

We have a great group of Divers, Charter Captains and Marine Biologists already confirmed for our first Squalus Marine Dive Seminar! Things are shaping up for a wonderful afternoon in January!            (Whats else is there to do for divers in January? Unless your off in your drysuit!) When we have everyone confirmed and everything is set in stone, we will be sure and let you know. There are going to be cool prizes and you can pick up authentic SQUALUS GEAR! If you are interested in sponsoring us and helping us get the message out about diving, shoot us an email at info@squalusmarine.com

A lot of people wonder why we do what we do? Here's why...

The Long Island Sound is not the easiest place to dive. It has serious issues with visibility depending on the wind, the rainfall, the moon and the substrate and the dive buddy!  Some days are good and some days are not so good. Diving with large groups at once can silt you out in no time. We just refuse to give up on it. However, its right here and it has so many secrets and incredible stories to tell. Some of those stories are tragic shipwrecks that litter the bottom.

The Sound has some shallow spots that are a lot easier than the deeper shipwrecks and require less training. Shallow sites offer better light penetration and better light penetration offers more colors! (Now don't get too crazy! We are talking yellows, greens, oranges and reds. Check out the videos inshore off Milford on our dive map!) We hope to illustrate to people that diving here is a real possibility! If you still don't think diving is for you, you can still see what is under the surface and share it with others!  We feel it is important to keep the stories of past shipwrecks alive to honor those souls that were lost. This is our local history and it should be passed down. Hopefully we can do that as we continue to film.

If you would like to learn more about getting certified you might consider coming to our seminar! You can also email us with any questions you have about diving or certifications at info@squalusmarine.com!

The more people learn about the bottom of The Long Island Sound and see there are things worth saving... The more people will care.

Here is a juicy sonar image of a site we will investigate next year!

Thanks for diving with us and we look forward to seeing you underwater!

Sincerely,

Captain Denis


Codename BEHEMOTH (Cause we are pretty sure she's big.)


Sunday, September 7, 2014

THE DUMPING GROUNDS BRIDGEPORT/FAIRFIELD - SQUALUS MARINE DIVERS

Years ago people used to be able to dumb garbage in the middle of The Long Island Sound. Like not normal garbage, weird stuff. We heard stories of slot machines, boulders and even guns! Well this is the area where they did it. We saw some weird signatures on Side Scan Sonar so we went to investigate, cause thats what we do. So come investigate with us!


Click here or the image below to dive The Dumping Grounds.


Saturday, August 30, 2014

GREAT POND IN RIDGEFIELD CT - SQUALUS MARINE DIVERS

Any now for something completely different..... We took a ride inland to Ridgefield CT. We were invited to dive a private pond. It was great to have a chance to check out all the freshwater fish! We got to see all different kinds, from bluegills to largemouth bass!

Click here to or the picture of the largemouth to dive Great Pond in Ridgefield CT.



If you are in the Danbury area and you would like to learn how to dive contact B.R.A.T.S. 

(Best recreational and Technical Scuba!)

Click here to find them! 



Tuesday, August 26, 2014

GO FAST CIGARETTE BOAT WRECK - SQUALUS MARINE DIVERS


So last year we found this anomaly on Side Scan and we wanted to check it out. This year we finally dropped down to check it out. We thought it was a barge. Boy, were we surprised! It was a Go Fast Cigarette Boat, High performance type. Check out our dive and see it as we first found it! We got to save a nice Tautog from a horrible death too!

Click here or the images below to dive The Go Fast Cigarette Boat Wreck.




Tuesday, August 19, 2014

WRECK OF THE USS SAN DIEGO - SQUALUS MARINE DIVERS

A dive on The Wreck of the USS SAN DIEGO just south of Long Island New York. We dropped in and made for the stern, then we dropped some more to the sand and check out on of her mighty guns. Lots of things to see down here, so much we will have to come back again soon!

Click here or the image of The San Diego's gun to dive the site!




If you want to learn more about shipwrecks...you have to check our AQUA EXPLORERS! Click here or the link below to learn more!


Saturday, August 16, 2014

SATURDAY NIGHT LEDGE (SNL) CAPE ANN - SQUALUS MARINE DIVERS

The fourth and final installment of our 4 dive series in Cape Ann! Here is a video of Saturday Night Ledge. Its a deep crack and trench down on the bottom of the ocean floor. Was a fun dive and we hope you enjoy.

Click here or on the feisty sculpin below to dive Saturday Night Ledge.