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Dutch Springs - Bethlehem PA

Located in the beautiful Lehigh Valley, Dutch Springs is a little more adventure... A little more extreme... above and below the surface! Besides scuba diving, there is an aqua park, you can go camping, and climb their rock wall and ropes course.

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chasep255 - 19 days 3 hours ago.
Looking for a dive buddy. Will anyone be there next weekend 11/03 or 11/04?
pmnc - 17 days 9 hours ago.
I can be there on Sat if you are still looking for a dive buddy. Please let me know
MDW - 12 days 10 hours ago.
I was there both days, but had not looked here for a buddy. I had checked the "Buddy Wanted" forum, but your post was not there. You may have better luck looking for a buddy by posting to the Buddy Wanted forum. Any interest in next weekend, Nov 10 / 11?
gefilteefish - 20 days 3 hours ago.
I went scuba diving here on 10/28/2018. Water temp: 50-55°F/10-13°C.
CentralPADiver - 28 days 14 hours ago.
Anyone know what the current visibility is?
Greg - 28 days 13 hours ago.
Last dive logged in mid September shows 10-15. But I am sure someone else can reply with a more recent report.
JohnDiver123 - 28 days 13 hours ago.
Zero to 2’ at the surface. 10-25’ at 40’+. Was there yesterday.
CentralPADiver - 28 days 13 hours ago.
Thanks John. I didn’t want to make the 3+ hour drive if I couldn’t see anything.
JohnDiver123 - 28 days 3 hours ago.
It’s still fun. Then viz is fine at most of the attractions. Platforms are a little rough.
Erik_F - 28 days 3 hours ago.
It varied. I was there today on the student side and it ranged from 5 to 10. A cloudy 5 to 10. Overall, it sucked. Im assuming john was on the peninsula side because even at the pump house 70’, it was still bad.
JohnDiver123 - 28 days 2 hours ago.
Yes I was on the peninsula side. I’m used to low viz diving so it doesn’t bother me that much. Just stay close to your buddy.
MDW - 12 days 10 hours ago.
The vis is excellent out in the deep end (South and West for AquaPark), and along the entire south wall all the way to the pumphouse. It’s not too bad on the Student side, considering that the vis was near zero in August, but I would avoid the north cove area because a thick fog has settled in there.
chasep255 - 10/16/2018 7:29 PM
Is anybody going on Sat 10/20?
Erik_F - 10/16/2018 7:50 PM
I might be. I will know in the next day or two.
kayakingphotos - 9/23/2018 8:32 PM
I’m looking for buddies for Columbus Day Weekend. I’ll be diving from Friday the 5th through about mid-day on Monday the 8th or so.

I’ve been to Dutch numerous times so I’m pretty familiar with many of the things to see.

IronRanger - 9/23/2018 9:11 PM
Hope to see you there and finally get to dive with you.
DrakeH - 9/30/2018 8:22 PM
Hey Patrick. I’m planning on going to Dutch Springs Saturday, Oct 6th for a few dives. I’ve been there several times as well and it would be great to buddy up with you and any others. What time are you planning on going?
KelvinBatista - 10/01/2018 10:17 AM
I am planning to dive on Sunday. I’ll keep in contact with you guys via text. 347-307-7250
kayakingphotos - 10/01/2018 5:29 PM
Sounds like we will have a crew for Friday through Sunday. I plan on camping there Friday and Saturday nights, so I’ll be ready to go first thing in the mornings. I should be there before noon on Friday
DrakeH - 10/02/2018 8:08 AM
Where do you guys plan to meet? I plan to be to be there early Saturday.
kayakingphotos - 10/02/2018 4:49 PM
IronRanger usually camps at the top of the hill above the peninsula side. I’m not sure where I’ll be camping. Hopefully some quiet location.
JoeWR - 10/04/2018 10:35 AM
Hi, Patrick. I’ll see you guys there on Friday.
kayakingphotos - 10/05/2018 6:56 PM
DrakeH, I have a commitment to provide services as a tour guide this weekend. I sent you a PM with my number in it. You can also try ironranger, he has his number listed in a message a couple months back down below.
KelvinBatista - 9/22/2018 5:54 PM
Sounds good. I should be there at 9. When the first person gets there, send everyone else a text.

KelvinBatista - 9/23/2018 1:16 AM
Not making it tomorrow guys. Sorry
KelvinBatista - 9/22/2018 9:49 AM
Will anyone be at Dutch tomorrow Sunday 9/23?
JoeWR - 9/22/2018 3:59 PM
Hi, Kelvin. I’ll be there at opening with some guys if you want to join us. Joe G.
TedG - 9/11/2018 5:20 PM
Looks like the weather forecast is improving this weekend. Is anyone planning on diving? Need a Buddy? I haven’t decided yet, but I’m thinking about heading up for the weekend.
JoeWR - 9/11/2018 10:15 PM
Hi, Ted. I hope to be there this weekend, but I may have some divemaster duties that would interfere with fun dives. I’ll let you know for sure as we approach the weekend.
raygun - 9/13/2018 7:09 PM
I am planning on going there on Sunday the 16th and will be looking for a buddy
TedG - 9/13/2018 7:39 PM
I’ll be there Saturday and Sunday ready to gear up about 9:00 or so. My schedule is totally free both days. I’ll be hanging out with WestShore scuba under a tan 12x12 popup - typically the far left side of the peninsula against the fence.
raygun - 9/13/2018 7:56 PM
Thanks, Ted. I will look for you there. I can’t say what time I will be there, but I would think around 11, if that does not present any problems for you.
TedG - 9/13/2018 8:03 PM
Not at all. There are a few others coming, so I might jump in the water early and catch you for a second dive if you still need a buddy. I’m at 717-860-2745 feel free to TX me. If I’m under water, I’ll respond as soon as I surface.
jstorm - 9/13/2018 9:17 PM
Wreck diving washed out for the weekend, so head to Dutch on Sunday. Open for anything as long as it’s a valid plan. If you are still looking for someone, let me know.
AndreiE - 9/07/2018 7:21 AM
Anybody’s diving tomorrow?
AndreiE - 9/08/2018 7:59 PM
Well, I’ll reply to myself... Visibility was abysmal near Cessna and Firetruck, 2-3ft top. But it gets better as you go deeper. E.g. near school bus it was probably 20ft, and near Comet easily 40ft.
JohnDiver123 - 9/08/2018 10:47 PM
Pretty typical this time of year but it should improve now they colder temps are here. Diving Friday 9/14 if you want to join.
JohnDiver123 - 9/09/2018 6:49 AM
Pretty typical this time of year but it should improve now they colder temps are here. Diving Friday 9/14 if you want to join.
IronRanger - 9/09/2018 7:17 AM
Joe Kickstand may be there Friday as well. John, how did you do the double post 8 hours apart? Oh, I’ll be there also.
Erik_F - 9/09/2018 10:29 AM
I was the Friday on the student side. We had about 5ft viz. Platform, fire truck, diamond reef, van and everything in between. Went to round valley yesterday for clearer water.
IronRanger - 9/09/2018 11:51 AM
Hi Eric, Next year I’m going to enlist you to show me Round Valley. Plus, I need to study how you move through the water so smoothly...worth emulating
Erik_F - 9/09/2018 12:08 PM
RV is still open until the end of October. I’ll probably be there next weekend. You can see some of the foundations there if you like.
JohnDiver123 - 9/09/2018 12:28 PM
Had some back button issues which caused the double post!
JoeWR - 9/11/2018 9:06 PM
Hope to see you guys there Friday.
akf - 8/29/2018 10:52 AM
Where’s the Labor Day Weekend crew at? Anyone camping out and staying the whole 3 day?
TedG - 8/29/2018 11:34 AM
I’ll be there Saturday and Sunday - I might stay over Sunday night. Will be training, but happy to do some additional dives - especially night dives.
JoeWR - 8/29/2018 11:44 AM
I’ll be there with my shop all weekend. We should be doing a night dive on Saturday.
IronRanger - 8/29/2018 12:52 PM
Camping Friday to Monday
Jack18 - 8/31/2018 12:05 PM
Are you guys driving early Sunday morning? Me and my brother-in-law will be there at 8 AM. Probably in the water by nine. I need someone that knows the quarry really well. I don’t know it well enough to do the guide.
gefilteefish - 8/27/2018 7:51 AM
I went scuba diving here on 8/26/2018. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 56-60°F/13-16°C.
KelvinBatista - 8/25/2018 5:44 PM
Is anyone available to dive tomorrow, Sunday August 26th? If so text me @ 347-307-7250. Thanks
TedG - 8/23/2018 8:04 PM
I’ll be there on the 1st and 2nd training for Rescue Diver. I’m definitely in for a night dive on the 1st and probably the 2nd. Hopefully a few fun dives. I’m not sure what my schedule will look like yet, but I’m happy to buddy-up as time permits.
HenryFDrake - 8/22/2018 3:59 PM
Looking for a Buddy to dive Dutch Springs. I’ll be camping there Labour day weekend.
gefilteefish - 8/22/2018 2:05 PM
I went scuba diving here on 8/19/2018. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 56-60°F/13-16°C.
gefilteefish - 8/22/2018 1:55 PM
Rating Added: 5
I took my Open water certification here. Its a great place for beginners.
tcaqua - 8/21/2018 9:26 PM
Anyone diving Dutch tomorrow, 8/22/18?
armaniballesteros - 8/21/2018 9:14 PM
Looking for Dive Buddy. 09/01-09/03/2018
evilcorvette - 8/18/2018 1:02 PM
Ill be there as well. Will you guys be willing to take me (Also a new diver) under your wing? (Flipper??)
IronRanger - 8/18/2018 1:49 PM
Sure, come on out.
laurenperez16 - 8/18/2018 6:32 PM
evilcorvette - 8/18/2018 7:40 PM
Thats awesome guys, thanks so much. Is ther elike a super secret handshake we should use to identify ourselves?
evilcorvette - 8/18/2018 7:49 PM
PM sent to IronRanger and Lauren. Im still learning how to nagigate this site so please let me know if it didnt go thru.
IronRanger - 8/19/2018 7:05 AM
Scott, super secret handshake AND magic hat issued after dive #5
IronRanger - 8/20/2018 8:25 PM
Hi Guys, Expect to be at Dutch Friday (8/24) by 10am and leave Sunday afternoon. Camping Peninsula side. Once I leave home I won’t be checking the forum so you (or anyone else that wants to dive) can txt me at 856-313-4965.
laurenperez16 - 8/15/2018 12:50 PM
Looking for a buddy for 8/25 for a few dives. I’m an OW diver and I tried to do my advanced at Dutch, but struggled and didn’t complete it between anxiety being in murky water for the first time and my ear just not working out well that weekend. If anyone doesn’t mind diving with a new-to-NE waters OW diver, I’d live to link up with someone or a group. :)
IronRanger - 8/15/2018 6:22 PM
Hi Lauren, I’ll be camping that weekend. I’ll be your buddy. We’ll have you slicing through murky water like a shark in no time. :)
laurenperez16 - 8/16/2018 11:50 AM
Wayne!!! I can’t wait to see you!
IronRanger - 8/18/2018 1:48 PM
Hi Lauren, Do youhave an estimated arrival time for Saturday?
laurenperez16 - 8/18/2018 2:01 PM
Hey Wayne! I’ll be camped there from Friday night.
gefilteefish - 8/23/2018 1:55 AM
Hey are you guys staying there sunday the 26th till like late afternoon?? Im looking for a buddy but i can only get there around 3 and i would love to get in around 2 dives
IronRanger - 8/23/2018 8:54 AM
Isac, I can’t speak for anyone else, but that’s pushing it for me. Here’s what I’ll do..I’ll sign up for one dive if you are there by 3:30. Unless you’re doing really short dives you probably won’t get 2 dives in. Dutch wants you in the water by 5 for last dive and out of the gate by 6. Let me know...856-313-4965

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