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Looking for dive buddy for weekdays at Dutch Springs this summer
bj139 - 7/01/2014 9:02 AM
Category: Buddy Wanted
Replies: 13

Looking for dive buddy for weekdays at Dutch Springs, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania this summer. I have about 140 dives many to 100 feet almost all at Dutch. My profile photo shows me finding crayfish at Dutch. I am unemployed/retired so have a flexible schedule. I am relaxed in my diving so I will dive with divers of all abilities (no pressure).
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philly777 - 7/03/2014 9:39 PM
Hello,

I’ll be happy to join you on weekdays during this summer at Dutch. Let me know your plans and we can figure out logistics. I am OW but will do my advanced training at the end of July.

Thanks!
Elmar
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bj139 - 7/04/2014 7:28 AM
Thursday or Friday are the best days visibility wise at Dutch due to all the weekend divers churning up the mud. How about next Thursday or Friday? I have not been diving this year; bought a weekday only pass.
I live in Hatfield, PA so we could carpool if you’re close.
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philly777 - 7/04/2014 7:42 AM
I live in Philadelphia, I’ll check if I can do next Friday and let you know. Thank you!
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dcg129 - 7/05/2014 9:25 AM
want to do Dutch tomorrow july 6th or during the week Wed or another day?
dcg129@hotmail.com
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philly777 - 7/05/2014 1:06 PM
Thanks, will send you PM
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dcg129 - 7/05/2014 3:01 PM
LOOKs like we have 4 for this Friday July 11
I would like to do the 105 depth. Just got a side-mount and want to see what it will do ;
where can we meet and what time is good for everyone?
Anyone want to give it a shot?
dcg129@hotmail.com
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bj139 - 7/08/2014 8:01 AM
I dove Dutch yesterday with my dive buddies from the past 2 years. We went towards the deep hole (103ft) and visibility dropped. We got separated and each surface swam back to the dock. In past years, the visibility has been good here. After, we dove in other areas with better vis. My legs were cramping and tired since it was my first diving day this year. Did 3 dives counting the first truncated dive, a second to finish the tank and 1 more. I would like to swim slower but these buddies are very reliable in showing up to dive.
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dcg129 - 7/08/2014 9:34 AM
I to cramp up too easily. I will pace myself. go slowly. So If any are going Friday
email me so we can have a time and place to meet
dcg129@hotmail.com
david
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bj139 - 7/08/2014 1:18 PM
Hi David,
I am planning to go on Friday if you can make it. I haven’t heard a definite from Elmar. I would be interested in seeing how your sidemount works. I have slung a tank a few times, even with only a drysuit for buoyancy. That was foolish, I now know, without a BC. It did work, but I could have used more buoyancy on the surface. We usually park on the peninsula on weekdays with no problem.
Bill
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philly777 - 7/08/2014 1:55 PM
Hi all,

I can’t do this weekend, maybe next weekend will work for me.
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dcg129 - 7/08/2014 3:56 PM
hey Bill, so far its you and I, Just got an email possibly on a boat on lI NY spearfishing
I got two guns. all mike wants us to do is help w gas If your interested I’ll ask if more can come as soon as I get the go ahead I’ll let you know
IF not, Dutch it is
david dcg129@hotmail.com
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mike500 - 7/23/2014 4:46 PM
hi, im looking for a buddy to dive dutch springs Friday july 25 and sunday july 27th
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pmnc - 8/09/2014 12:58 PM
I am looking to go to dutch on Friday Aug 22. Will you be there?

Thanks
Paul