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Lake Minnewaska - Wawarsing NY


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Lake Minnewaska is a shore accessible fresh water dive site, located in Wawarsing, NY. This dive site has an average rating of 3.00 out of 5 from 3 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 71-80ft/22-24m. The average visibility is 16-20ft/5-6m.

This is 1750’ above sea level and an ALTITUDE DIVE.

Minnewaska is a great place to dive. It has easy shore access and usually no one else is there to dive, so you don’t have to worry about sharing the location. It gets cold and dark like any lake but viz is usually 15-20 feet depending on depth. There is a good amount of life to see in the lake, but it’s main allure is the amazing landscape left from passing glaciers. In some spots the boulders/ walls go straight down to the bottom of the lake, in other spots there are gradual slopes that lead to the bottom. If you are diving along the wall make sure you bring good lights because some of those overhangs make it feel like your entering a cave. It can get pitch black really fast if you attempt to explore some of the larger crevices. Overall a great place to dive. Only thing that’s unfortunate is you can’t get airfills or food there.

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buddyB - 17 days 22 hours ago.
hi any one diving this site in the near future pls let me know as me and my buddies are looking for new sites to dive. thank you.
divingbear - 17 days 10 hours ago.
scuba closed due to covid crap
ScubaSteve321 - 5/11/2018 7:12 PM
Anybody still diving the lake? Interested inbsome drysuit practice dives over the next two weeks.
AlexAdamo - 7/12/2015 2:33 PM
I went scuba diving here on 7/12/2015. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m. Water temp: Under 50°F/10°C.
2 dives @50min each. 32’ max depth. 43 degrees at 32’. First thermocline at 14’ water goes from 53 deg to 46 deg. Vis was decent about 10’. Dove both the right and left walls.
amerry - 7/12/2015 5:32 PM
Great dives. I like the left wall better but both sides are legit.
AlexAdamo - 7/12/2015 2:32 PM
I went scuba diving here on 7/12/2015.
2 dives @50min each. 32’ max depth. 43 degrees at 32’. First thermocline at 14’ water goes from 53 deg to 46 deg. Vis was decent about 10’. Dove both the right and left walls.
amerry - 6/22/2015 7:50 AM
Rating Added: 3
We dove here on 6-14-2015. Viz was not as good as we expected, it was anywhere from 10-20 feet depending where you are and how deep you go. The lake has some amazing topography and makes for great diving, but it’s really cold. At 57 feet it was 39°F... Some really cool life in the lake also, regardless of what people think. Salamanders everywhere, at every depth.
divingbear - 7/18/2014 4:52 AM
I went scuba diving here on 7/17/2014. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m. Water temp: 56-60°F/13-16°C.