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Dutch Springs - Bethlehem PA


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Dutch Springs is a shore accessible fresh water dive site, located at 4733 Hanoverville Road, Bethlehem, PA 18020. This dive site has an average rating of 4.01 out of 5 from 219 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 101-110ft/31-34m. The average visibility is 36-40ft/11-12m. This dive site provides bathrooms and airfills. Training platforms are available.

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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MrBigFins - 12 hours 32 minutes ago.
Will be arriving in town tomorrow evening. Will be at Dutch for 8 am open on Saturday. Excited to try my new boots out. Let me know if you can make it on Saturday or Sunday, or both days. You can shoot me a text at 412 610 0418 Thanks
Flame145 - 11 days 21 hours ago.
I went scuba diving here on 4/7/2019. Average viz: 36-40ft/11-12m. Water temp: Under 50°F/10°C.
regulator free flowed
MrBigFins - 12 hours 30 minutes ago.
There is a big range under 50f. What depth? What reg? Drysuit? Were you doing alot of filling your bcd or drysuit while heavy breathing because of the cold?
John_giu - 18 days 15 hours ago.
COLD..... As long as you stay above 30’ it’s not too bad, unless you’re diving a dry suit. With no recent rain the visibility should be OK. There are a few attraction in the student area and it’s shallow. It just depends on what you are looking for. When I was a new diver I was there constantly.
MrBigFins - 18 days 15 hours ago.
Not heading up until the end of the month, but I got wet locally yesterday. 45 surface temp and 39f at depth. 2 dives for average of 45 min each. Was good except for my feet, bought better boots yesterday.
MrBigFins - 18 days 16 hours ago.
What’s the viz and temp like? Haven’t been there this early in the season, so any input or recent experience is appreciated.
MDW - 14 days 8 hours ago.
On Saturday morning, and Sunday afternoon this week (6-7 April) it was 43 degrees and the vis was moderate. I usually expect better vis when the water is that cold, but some spots were cloudy. I’ve not been to the deep parts yet this year, so maybe the vis is good there. I will probably find out this Saturday. BTW, anybody want to dive with me this weekend?
chasep255 - 14 days 8 hours ago.
The visibility was decent. Take a look for yourself on the video I recorded. The water was 43 degrees at 70 feet. 46 near the surface. youtube.com/watch?v=SgPveQkvq5E&t=648s
KelvinBatista - 14 days 8 hours ago.
Sundays are usually good for me. Keep me posted if you’ll be there. Kelvin Batista 347-307-7250
MrBigFins - 3/22/2019 11:47 PM
4/26-4/28 2019 Aow level diver looking for buddy for 3-4 dives a day and maybe a night dive Saturday. Let me know if interested. Thanks
armaniballesteros - 23 days 5 hours ago.
I will confirm to you later.
Frankenfish - 21 days 13 hours ago.
I may be able to do the 27th, will confirm soon.
MDW - 14 days 8 hours ago.
I will be there that Saturday, probably all day. On Sunday, I can come back in the afternoon if you’re still there.
egunnison - 1/24/2019 10:44 AM
Rating Added: 3
Great fresh water training site with lots to explore.
Erik_F - 1/16/2019 5:17 PM
Anyone going Sunday if the weather holds?
shelbized - 1/05/2019 1:02 PM
I went scuba diving here on 10/14/2017. Average viz: 51-60ft/16-18m. Water temp: Under 50°F/10°C.
drysuit and advanced open water training weekend. Dove with Ocean Sprit Aquatics. Jim is a great instructor and has become a friend.
chasep255 - 10/29/2018 7:14 PM
Looking for a dive buddy. Will anyone be there next weekend 11/03 or 11/04?
pmnc - 10/31/2018 1:04 PM
I can be there on Sat if you are still looking for a dive buddy. Please let me know
MDW - 11/05/2018 11:41 AM
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 - 10/28/2018 6:47 PM
I went scuba diving here on 10/28/2018. Water temp: 50-55°F/10-13°C.
CentralPADiver - 10/20/2018 7:48 AM
Anyone know what the current visibility is?
Greg - 10/20/2018 8:57 AM
Last dive logged in mid September shows 10-15. But I am sure someone else can reply with a more recent report.
JohnDiver123 - 10/20/2018 9:07 AM
Zero to 2’ at the surface. 10-25’ at 40’+. Was there yesterday.
CentralPADiver - 10/20/2018 9:19 AM
Thanks John. I didn’t want to make the 3+ hour drive if I couldn’t see anything.
JohnDiver123 - 10/20/2018 7:01 PM
It’s still fun. Then viz is fine at most of the attractions. Platforms are a little rough.
Erik_F - 10/20/2018 7:17 PM
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 - 10/20/2018 7:38 PM
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 - 11/05/2018 11:38 AM
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.

Patrick
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.

Kelvin
347-307-7250
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. youtu.be/dFIq9LaIebw
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