So we’re heading out with Captain Dan, aboard the Independence II!

Departure time is listed below. Please arrive at least 30 minutes early to provide enough time for gear loading.

Water and soft drinks are provided on the boat and there is a communal cooler if you want to bring food.

Please be sure to bring along your c-card.

Please bring cash for the boat fee, plus tip. We’ll be collecting at dock. The charter fee is listed below. Suggested tip for crew is at least 20%.

Please note that the boat has moved! The boat is now docked at Hoffman’s Marina EAST, which is located at 602 Green Ave, Brielle, NJ 08730, slip B-27.

Here is a link to the marina on google maps:

Here is a link to the Independence II website:

Here is a link to a nearby Dunkin Donuts if you’re looking for coffee, etc., before leaving dock:

Here is a link to Captain Dan’s restaurant, The Ark Pub & Eatery, where delicious post-dive food and drink can be had:

If you need help finding the place or if any other issues arise, you can call or text 347.581.1688, or email

Captain Dan requires you to sign a waiver form: Download Waiver.

Finally, and to avoid confusion, charter cancelation will be decided by the captain only. If we hear anything ahead of time about weather cancelation or change of destination due to weather or other circumstance, we will let you know as soon as we know. Otherwise, you are on the hook for the boat fee!