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                  FUN DIVE WEEKEND


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About our Fun Dive Program...

 

Two Fun Filled Days of Diving:  

2 Dives on Saturday and 2 on Sunday.

There will also be one Fun Dive on Saturday night for night certified divers.

At the start of each fun dive day, you will need to sign-in and complete/turn-in General Liability and medical waivers at the 1877.SCUBA.USA site on the Peninsula by 8am. Bring all of your gear including cylinders and have it assembled so that we can start our briefing around 8:30am.  Our first dive usually starts at 9:00am. If after the first dive you need to refill your cylinder (minimum PSI to start any dive is 2700psi) be sure to get right up to the fill station (see air fill procedures below).  We will debrief from the first dive around 10:30am and brief for the next dive at approximately 10:45am. After the second dive we’ll debrief and break for lunch and to enjoy other Dutch Springs attractions and amenities.   

 

 Pre-registration is required: Contact Phil at the Dive Center or RSVP on the Meetup Calendar

 

* If you’re not night dive certified, please contact Phil at 201-261-8700 or by email at phil@1877scubausa.com to inquire about our night dive certification course.

 

Certified Divers can join us for 2 Guided Dives each day. This event is limited to the first 8 Certified Divers that RSVP to this Meetup.

Cost:$20 per dive.

Getting to Dutch Springs for the Fun Dives...
4733 Hanoverville Road, Bethlehem, PA 18020

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From New Jersey...
West on I-78 to Rte. 33 (Exit71)
North to Rt. 22 West to Rt. 191 North.  Then see local directions below


 

From NYC & Long Island...
George Washington Bridge to I-95
South to I-78 West OR Verrazano Bridge
to I-278 West to I-95 North to I-78 West. I-78 West to Rte.33 (Exit71)
North to Rt. 22. West to Rt. 191 North
Then see local directions below

Local Directions:

From Rte. 512...

North on Rte. 512
Turn right onto Jaindl Blvd.
Proceed through the stop sign at Township Line Road
Jaindl Road feeds into Hanoverville Road
Go 3/4 mile on Hanoverville Road to Dutch Springs on right

From Rte. 191...
North on Rte. 191 approximately one mile. Turn left onto Hanoverville Road
Dutch Springs is one mile on left

Click here for a printable PDF Directions Sheet

 

If you’re diving with us on Saturday be at Dutch Springs by 7:15am to avoid the long line at the ticket counter and to fill out your waiver.  The gate opens at 7:45am and you need to be at the peninsula by 8am sharp with at least one full tank.  If you already have a bar-coded Dutch Springs ticket or a season pass, show it to the parking lot attendants.  You will be directed where to park.

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If you don’t have a season pass, or didn’t buy your ticket online, park in the outer parking lot, then go to the admissions office to purchase your pass for the day and necessary tank fills for 2 dives.   If you plan to dive with us on Sunday purchase your Sunday pass and 2 air fill tickets to avoid standing on line.

 

If you already have a bar-coded Dutch Springs ticket or a season pass, please show it thttp://www.dutchsprings.com/images/ImageAdmissions.jpgo the parking lot attendants.  You will be directed where to park.

 

 

When you enter the park from the Outer Parking Lot make a right and pass the air fill station and proceed towards the Peninsula.   You can park in the lower lot of the Peninsula to drop off your gear only.   You’ll need to park in the “Aqua Park Parking” area during your dives.

 

Lodging

 

Hotels

There are several hotels within 10 miles of Dutch Springs but we have negotiated a special SCUBA rate with the Red Roof Inn in Allentown.    When you call let them know you’re with 1877.SCUBA.USA and ask for the special 1.877.SCUBA.USA negotiated rate.   If they ask you for a CP# let them know the shop wasn’t assigned one.  Rates are usually between $60-70 per night.

 

Red Roof Inn, Allentown PA

US 22 at Airport Road South
1846 Catasauqua Road, Allentown, PA, United States, 18109
Phone: (610) 264-5404 Fax: (610) 264-7618

 

Directions Located 3.8 miles northeast of downtown Allentown and 3.1 miles northwest of downtown Bethlehem.  Traveling on US 22 west: Exit at the Airport Road south exit and turn left at the first traffic light onto Catasauqua Road. The Red Roof Inn will be on the right side of the road.  Traveling on US 22 east: Exit at the Airport Road south exit and travel through the traffic light onto Catasauqua Road. The Red Roof Inn will be on the right side of the road.  Traveling on I-78/US 22 east: Remain on US 22 east, where I-78 splits. Exit at the Airport Road south exit and travel through the traffic light onto Catasauqua Road. The Red Roof Inn will be on the right side of the road.  Traveling on I-78 west: Exit onto SR 33 north follow to US 22 west. Take exit for US 22 west follow to Airport Road south. Exit at the Airport Road south exit and turn left at the first traffic light onto Catasauqua Road. The Red Roof Inn will be on the right side of the road.

 

 

 

 

Camping and RV’ing at Dutch Springs

Season Passes now available!  No Reservations Needed!
Camping and RVing are available on Friday and Saturday nights,
May thru October, and holiday Sunday nights.

Camping & RVing Rates
Adults: 
$10.00 per person per night plus next day’s admission
Children:  5 - 9 years old - 
$5.00 per person per night plus next day’s admission.


Children under 5 and Scuba instructors – FREE
All Instructors must bring current liability insurance card
or policy to gain free entry to Dutch Springs.

 

Scuba Air Fill Station

 

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The Dutch Springs Air Fill Station provides both filtered air and 32% Nitrox *.  All air is Grade E Oxygen Compatible Air.

 

Air Fill Procedure
Bring tanks to the air fill station, then purchase
air fill tickets at the admission office (we recommend purchasing your air fills when you purchase your admission passes to save time).   When your tank is full, give your ticket to the attendant.
The Air Fill Station is open during regular
Dutch Springs hours

 

Marine Life 

KoiPic        BassPic         PerchPic

 Marine life you can expect to see at Dutch Springs: 

Rainbow Trout, Largemouth Bass, Bluegills, Palomino Trout, Koi, Yellow Perch and Goldfish, Zebra Mussels

 

 

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REMEMBER TO START HYDRATING THE DAY BEFORE WE DIVE AND FREQUENTLY BETWEEN OUR FUN DIVES

 

 

Fun Dive Required Gear

BCD

Regulator with a safe second

Mask, Fins (open heel), Snorkel

Dive computer

Safety sausage

2 cutting devices

Weight belt and weights

Compass

Slate

 

Thermal Protection

7mm wetsuit or drysuit

Hood, Gloves, Boots

1 80CF Air Tank (2 recommended)

 

Night Dive

Primary Flashlight

Backup Flashlight

Marker light

Fun Dive Recommended Items

Lunch

Snacks

Tarp

Cooler with drinking water

2nd air tank

Pre-purchased Dutch Springs admission ticket

Pre-purchased air fill tickets

Dive planners (click here)

 

 

NOTE:  You should test all of your gear to ensure it’s in good working order and properly serviced prior to the Fun Dive weekend.   If your gear is not in good working order upon inspection by our Dive Leaders we cannot permit you to dive with us.

 

 

 

 

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