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Lake Maratanza - Cragsmoor NY

Lake Maratanza is a shore accessible fresh water dive site, located at Sams Point Preserve, Cragsmoor, NY 12420. This dive site has an average rating of 3.00 out of 5 from 1 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 11-15ft/3-5m. The average visibility is 26-30ft/8-9m.

It’s normally a restricted lake but we were given special permission to dive here from the park preserve. It’s shallow but supper interesting to see. It’s a mountain top lake that is partially natural and partially man made as a reservoir for the neighboring village. It’s no longer used as a water source though.

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madgreak302 - 6/29/2019 6:01 PM
Rating Added: 3
Unfortunately, you can’t normally dive here, but I belong to the local rescue dive team so they let us. It’s shallow but nice rock formations and interesting marine life. The high alkalinity of the lake doesn’t allow for fish, but there’s a lot of other creatures.