Atlantic City, New Jersey, may be famous for its gambling establishments and shopping opportunities. But there's a lot more to this gaming town than that. For the outdoor enthusiast, Atlantic City offers several viable options. The ocean off the coast of town boasts literally hundreds of wrecks and diving sites, some of the best fishing in the Atlantic Ocean can be had here, and the waves present a good opportunity for surfers to get their boards wet.
Don't miss out on Atlantic City's myriad dive sites. The truth is, you'd be hard pressed to find so many quality dives in one place. In all, Atlantic City and its environs can boast more than 400 distinct dive sites, many centered around an actual wreck. From the Funny Face (a sunken clam boat) at 55 feet to the mighty Abaco (a full-size tanker) at 110 feet, divers are sure to find something off the coast of this city. Dive during the day, or brave a deep wreck in the dead of night.
Atlantic City Fishing Center
455 N. Maryland Ave.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
If you're a fisherman (or even if you're not), it would be a shame to visit Atlantic City and not try your hand at its famous fishing. From marlin to tuna, from striped bass to bluefish to shark, the offerings off the coast of this town are impressive. A typical chartered fishing trip will last between four and 24 hours. Get ready to tackle some of the greatest sport fish in the ocean. Most chartered vessels are equipped to handle both the advanced fisherman and the novice.
Atlantic City Fishing and Charter Service, Inc.
Capt. Tony Malandro
31 N. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Grab a board and head out to the waves. For more experienced surfers, Atlantic City offers several challenging wave areas, and there are plenty of surfing opportunities for beginners, too. Want to learn how to surf--or improve your existing skills? Surfing outfits like Atlantic Surfing Sessions, LLC, offer surfing instruction at every level. You'll probably want a wetsuit--the water can be cold.
Atlantic City Surf Sessions, LLC
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Article Written By William Jackson
William Jackson has written, reported and edited professionally for more than 10 years. His work has been published in newspapers, magazines, scholarly journals, high-level government reports, books and online. He holds a master's degree in humanities from Pennsylvania State University.