DUTCH SPRINGS Pennsylvania Beach Diving Guide for scuba divers.
The complete scuba divers beach diving guide to Pennsylvania complete with driving directions.
             
 
DUTCH SPRINGS

 

Note: Although not located on Long Island, I decided to include this site because so many local shops utilize Dutch Springs .for open water training.

From the George Washington Bridge take 1-95 South to 1-78 West. Or take the Verrazano 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 to Hanoverville Road (approx.. I mile north of Rt.. 22); make a left, Dutch Springs is approximately I mile on left. For additional information contact Dutch Springs at (610) 759-2270

CONDITIONS:

Note: The following text was provided by Dutch Springs and taken , from an article written by Pete Nawrocky

Dutch Springs 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 reached.

Eventually, the narrowing profit margin caused the business to close. The pumps were shut off, the quarry flooded and became a lake.

Dutch Springs now offers unique diving opportunities to divers of varying

levels. Quarry equipment can still be found on the bottom. One of the pump houses can be found at a depth of 70 feet. Other items have also been placed in the lake for divers. Currently a Cessna airplane (35'), fire truck (25'), a trolley
(70'), school bus (55'), the Silver Comet (65') and a 80' long Sikorsky H-37 helicopter which is suspended off the bottom. Dutch Springs 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 temperatures can
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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