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Dutch Spring in PA Shallow water
Jeri - 9/12/2016 4:31 PM
Category: New Diver Q&A
Replies: 7

I am new to scuba and just got my open water cert a month ago.
I would like to dive in Dutch Spring in PA. I am not very comfortable in deep water yet.
Do Dutch Spring has enough area of shallow water to practice my skills only?

Thanks in advance.
AlvinM74 - 9/12/2016 7:17 PM
Hey Jeric - I also jist got my open water certificate 2 weeks ago at dutch springs. There are platforms about 25 feet for students whereyou can practice. Im actually looking for dive buddy to practice with. Thinging maybe friday 9/16. Let me know if you wanna go. PM me
mattout142 - 9/12/2016 10:41 PM
Where did you go to do your open water dives at, just curious. Plenty of shallow areas/attractions. The visibility is not that great right now just keep that in mind.
LatitudeAdjustment - 9/13/2016 12:38 PM
Jeric, if you are looking for shallow there are a lot of choices closer than Dutch. Right in NYC you have 8th st. Beach

Down the Garden State Parkway in Shark River on the Belmar side is MaClearie Park

The down side to these two is they need to be done at slack high tide and you’ll need to rinse the salt out of your gear.

Both would be a good intro to limited viz NE diving. There is a group from here that dives MaClearie at night because that is the best time to see seahorses, watch the forum for dates.
Jeri - 9/13/2016 4:29 PM
Thank you guys for the info.
Jeri - 9/13/2016 4:30 PM
Hi Mattout142,

I finished my open water at Oak beach in Long Island NY. Thanks for the info.