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What dive plans do you recommend for the new Dutch Springs visitor?
JohnDiver123 - 7/31/2016 9:42 PM
Category: New Diver Q&A
Replies: 3

I visited Dutch Springs for the first time last week and did 3 dives. I had some buddies that made our recommended dives. Since I am renting an 80 tank my dive time is limited especially for deeper dives. Does anyone simply surface swim to attractions and ascend down the buoy line? I’m assuming that is what they are there for. I’m thinking of hitting the trolley car on my next visit.

What plans do you recommend? I’d like to get 4 dives in on my next trip out. Thanks in advance for any advice.
mattout142 - 8/01/2016 5:13 PM
I have not dove that "side" of the spring yet. I’ve only dove the other side. (The wrecks seem shallower on the other side, student side). ill also be using aluminum 80’s I rent them from a shop down the road from Dutch lehigh valley dive center. I don’t have very good breath control so my air doesnt last to long. And my compass skills are lacking so dropping down from a buoy is a fail safe option for me.
JohnDiver123 - 8/01/2016 5:18 PM
We can dive any side you want. Last week I did the bus, Cessna, crane and a few of the boats. I have done only one deep dive to 106’ in the ocean for my AOW class so if you want to stay above 60 I’m good with that. Hope to get 4 dives in on 8/10 and explore more.
John_giu - 9/03/2016 9:08 AM
We dove the hell out of Dutch Springs when we started diving, it’s great fun!
I still enjoy a few annual trips there.

Yes in my opinion it’s best to take an easy surface swim to the marker and descend. Just don’t over do it getting there.
This obviously leaves you plenty of air to enjoy the attraction, and you can either come back under water or surface swim out.