DUTCH SPRINGS WEEKEND INFORMATION
From the East - take 95 to 78W, then 33N (Exit 71) to Rte 22W to Rte. 191 N.
After about one mile make a left at light for Hanoverville Rd. and it is a mile
down on left. It takes approximately 90 minutes from Hackensack. If you want to
take a breakfast stop, add another 30 minutes
There will be a long line to get in. Plan on being there early and on line before
7:30 am (7 am recommended). You will need to stand on line to turn in your
waiver, pay admission, and
purchase 2 tank refills before being allowed in.
Daily entry is about $35. If you plan on doing a night dive (Advanced Students
and Certified Divers Only) itís
an extra $5. Camping within the park is $10.00/pp. If you brought 2 full scuba
tanks with you they will be used for the two dives on Saturday. Therefore you
must purchase 2 low pressure "air refills" for Sundayís two dives.
person entering Dutch Springs, whether scuba diving or not, must fill out a
waiver. You can fill out a waiver when you arrive at Dutch Springs, or you
can print a PDF version of our waiver below, and bring it to the Dutch Springs
[ Dutch Springs Adult Waiver ]
[ Dutch Springs Minor Waiver ]
When you purchase your admissions tickets Saturday morning you should also
purchase 2 low pressure (3000 psi) air refills for Sunday.
When finished on Saturday afternoon drop off your tanks at the filling station near the
main gate and pick them up Sunday morning. Note: There is a fee for the
air fills. Remember, you must have at least 2700 psi in your tank to do
each certification dive.
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES:
Be inside the gate by 8:00 a.m. When you pass through the main gate turn
right and proceed past the air fill building to the peninsula. You will
need to pick a spot within our group area to lay out all your gear. You can park
down by the water to unload your gear, but you will have to move your car
to the upper lot behind the refreshment center after unloading. We highly
recommend brining a tarp. The grass is wet, especially in the early AM.
You can camp within the park and you must bring your own camping gear (tent,
sleeping bag, lantern, etc). Bathroom and shower
facilities are available. If you aren't into roughing it, you can stay in
Allentown about 10 minutes away. We typically use the Red Roof Inn for approx.
$70 . 610-264-5404. Ask for Bill. Tell them you are a STUDENT with 1-877-SCUBA-USA. You can also drive home and back.
LUNCH: You will be responsible for
brining or purchasing your own refreshments and lunch. There's a Noble
Romans Pizza located in the Refreshment Center not far from our dive site.
However, we recommend packing your own lunch and refreshments since there could
be a long line at the Refreshment Center and you'll need to be on time for all
of your dives and training sessions.
CAMPING AND NIGHT DIVING:
Adults: $10.00 per person per night plus next
dayís admission. Children: 5 - 9 years old $5.00 per person per night plus next
dayís admission Children under 5 are FREE
You are responsible for your own personal equipment and for picking up your
Rental SCUBA Equipment. You will be
wearing a 7mm wetsuit, which you must try on before going to Dutch Springs to ensure proper fit.
Purchasing Neoprene gloves is also highly recommended.
Scuba Gear Required for
__ Mask, Snorkel, Fins
__ Weights, weight belt, and 2 weight stops
__ BCD (Buoyancy Compensator Device)
__ Dive Computer
__ Air Tank
Recommended Comfort Items
__ Bottled water
__ Tarp - to put your gear on
__ Dry clothing
__ Healthy snacks (i.e. fruits and vegetables)
__ Comb or brush
__ Bathroom kit
* Contact the shop for
any rental or equipment needs.
You should reserve
your equipment in advance and pick it up before the weekend.
This information is
provided as an overview only. To get up to date details visit the
Dutch Springs website
480 Route 17 North
Paramus, NJ 07652