not located on Long Island, I decided to include this site because
so many local shops utilize Dutch Springs
open water training.
From the George
Washington Bridge take 1-95 South to 1-78 West. Or take the
Bridge to 1-278 west to 1-95 North to 1-78 West. Stay on
1-78 West to Rt..
22 (Exit 3
- last exit in NJ) to Rt.. 191 North. Take Rt.. 191
Hanoverville Road (approx.. I mile north of Rt.. 22); make a left,
is approximately I mile on left. For additional
at (610) 759-2270
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is a 47-acre lake located just two
hours from the New York border. Originally, this area was farmland
and the lake did not exist. The National Portland Cement Company
discovered a rich limestone deposit and
purchased the farmland. The
limestone was quarried out and as the excavation worked deeper into
the ground the quarry began to flood. Pumps were used to
remove the water. As the work continued a depth of 100 feet was
narrowing profit margin caused the business to close. The
shut off, the quarry flooded and became a lake.
now offers unique diving opportunities to divers of
equipment can still be found on the bottom. One of the pump
be found at a depth of 70 feet. Other items have also been placed in
lake for divers. Currently a Cessna airplane
(70'), school bus (55'),
the Silver Comet
and a 80' long Sikorsky H-37
is suspended off the bottom.
includes a dive
site map with each admission, so finding the
different items is easy.
In addition, a
stocking program was established. Trout, bass, blue-gills, large
gold fish, koi and cray fish are abundant in the lake.
It is possible to experience 30 feet of visibility but warm
trigger algae growth and drop visibility down to 15
feet. After the dive hot and
cold showers and a
heated changing area are available.
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