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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.
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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
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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.
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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 divebuddy.com/divesite/2344/beach-8th-street-far-rockaway-queens-ny/

Down the Garden State Parkway in Shark River on the Belmar side is MaClearie Park
divebuddy.com/divesite/5724/maclearie-park-shark-river-belmar-nj/

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.
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Jeri - 9/13/2016 4:29 PM
Thank you guys for the info.
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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.

Regards