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#103
Dutch Springs this weekend?
Scandela1986 - 8/24/2009 5:43 PM
Category: Buddy Wanted
Replies: 15

going to dutch this weekend for an class on sat, ill be there sunday looking for a buddy to do 2-3 dives with.
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squirt - 8/25/2009 1:41 PM
I will be there friday, saturday, and sunday. Camping friday and saturday. I have a group of people that are all diving together. You are more than welcome to join in! message me if you are interested and I will send you my cell number.

Good luck in your class, which one are you taking?

Best, Mark (Squirt)
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ScubaSampson - 8/26/2009 5:44 PM
I’m thinking of going this weekend so I will let you know.
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squirt - 8/27/2009 4:06 PM
Eric, if you feel like weathering the storm, you should try to make it up to dutch! Would love to have you join us.

Mark
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jimran - 8/27/2009 5:41 PM
will be a few of us there staying the weekend sat /sun
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ScubaSampson - 8/28/2009 10:55 AM
There’s two threads on the same subject which should be merged but since this isn’t your average forum board I will just post the same message. Weekends like this I wish I still had an RV or my box truck at my disposal.... I’m not a huge fan of setting up camp in crap weather....

Anyone else coming from the North Jersey area? Carpooling and saving on gas $ is always a bonus.

From other thread:
So any kind of actual dive plan? First dive at noon, 2nd thereafter? That would allow me to leave my house at like 9-10am. I would like to check out that corsair airplane and the sikorsky helicopter. Air or Nitrox? Ideas?
The weather this weekend is supposed to be pretty shitty but I might be willing to stick it out Saturday night as long as it doesn’t get too torrential.

http://www.divebuddy.com/forum_topic.aspx?ForumID=11339
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jimran - 8/28/2009 12:09 PM
Best Western
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ScubaSampson - 8/28/2009 1:31 PM
I am the only one who subscribes to forum topics and then doesn’t see anything or get notified when a reply is posted? I can swear I have subscribed to a bunch that I have posted replies on and I go to check "my topics" and they are not there yet there will be replies. Hmmm. Kinda frustrating.

Best Western, huh? Have a rate or anything? I’ve got triple a if that helps. You can also mention it and they rarely ask for your member number. I have a seasons pass to the quarry and don’t like spending more than I have to. Adding a hotel in ups the cost a bit but what did you come up with and did you book a room? You want to split it or stay solo?
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Scandela1986 - 8/28/2009 3:20 PM


i booked a room [ at ] the comfort Inn in town (from dutch go up the road, [ at ] the light make a right, its just after the Higherway overpass on the right hand side)


they have a Diver Price of 80 bucks for 1 or 2 people per night. i stayed there my last trip, and it was a very clean room, breakfast in the morning is included and it was great. 


i was planning to camp this trip, but with the weather being what it is, i just went the hotel room again.


 


on a side note. saterday ill be on the student side for my class, after the class ill shoot over to peninsula to catch up with you guys. not sure how long the class is, im hoping to squeeze some more dives in after its over. sunday ill be back [ at ] 8am as soon as they open to get in there, if anybody wants to sqeeze some early morning dives in before everybody else gets there.


 
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GypsyDiver - 8/28/2009 3:36 PM
make sure you park close to the door or under a light. They have had cars broken into in that parking lot. Don’t leave anything you care to keep inside of your car.
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ScubaSampson - 8/28/2009 4:36 PM
Still waiting for Jim or Mike to reply here to firm up some actual plans.........
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jimran - 8/28/2009 4:53 PM
on the fly no me or mike booked a room just hoping we find a room with a few beds you know ,,we wont get up there till 11 I guess I get off 6.30 so mike is driving and I will be snozzzzing
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Scandela1986 - 8/28/2009 6:17 PM


yea, i bring all my stuff in anyway so i can lay it out to dry. thanks for the warning though.


 


any idea what time that dive shop near dutch opens? last time i was there i didnt get a chance to stop in.
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squirt - 8/28/2009 8:12 PM
Sorry everyone for not replying earlier. I was up at dutch today and did two dives. Weather wasnt great, but it held out for us. Looks like this storm is going out to sea and we should just have some rain to deal with. I will be there both saturday and sunday. I plan to be on the peninsula side and will set up two ez-up tents on top of the hill near the pizza shop. I plan on being there sometime around 9am both days. I will be diving with air and have no problem with seeing whatever anybody wants. I have myself, and 3 other people meeting on saturday so far, maybe just myself and one other for sunday. Give me a call on my cell phone if you want to meet up and dive. 862-251-3612 - Mark
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squirt - 8/28/2009 9:16 PM
ok, so it looks like everyone that i was going with is canceling due to the weather (thunderstorms). So I will not be up at dutch on saturday. i will be there at 8 am on sunday to dive, so if you are up there, then please contact me to meet up.

Mark
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Scandela1986 - 8/30/2009 7:15 PM


this weekend turned into a beutiful dive. mark, thanks again for your advice and help with my trimming issue. deffinatly hope we can dive again soon.


 


i might be down again next weekend, i wont know untill later in the week for sure, ill let you know.