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DELAWARE WATER GAP is a shore accessible fresh water dive site, located at about a mile south of, Water Gap, PA. This dive site has an average rating of 2.67 out of 5 from 3 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 36-40ft/11-12m.

DELAWARE WATER GAP (Pennsylvania access)

Lat/Long: 40-58.137 / 75-07.352

Loran: - - - - / - - - - (Gentile)

Charts: .

Buddy and dive flag required, check-in and check-out apparently not required..

Route 80 first/last exit in PA Route 611S through town of Water Gap - park at a large lot marked "Point of Gap Overlook" on the right - steep path crosses RR tracks and leads to access point at riverbank clearing.

Train wreck full of beer bottles is about 200 feet upstream, directly off a tree marked with a painted arrow pointing down at the wreck. Leave them - they are federally protected artifacts. (note: train wreck is now basically covered in silt and is just a few beams of steel more to see near the public swimming area upstream a few hundred yards

"River channel is around 40 feet deep in spots ... chances are you can find some objects that have been dropped overboardby careless boaters ... True artifacts are not to be taken. If you find any leave them, according to directions give by park rangers. ... " - Gormley/Gualano 2005

Websites: Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

There are two parts to the train wreck. The first, a box car, which is relatively intact is located about 5-6 feet from shore directly out from the yellow painted railroad rail marker along the shore line. The second include a set of wheels and parts of what looked like a flatbed train car located just a couple of fin kicks north of the box car along the rocky bank.

Note that this site can have visibility ranging from less than 1 foot to greater than 20 feet. Don’t recommend diving after any rain as the runoff typically drops visibility to near zero. I have lots of pictures both topside and underwater as well as a site description at

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