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Dutch Springs Aqua Park

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4733 Hanoverville Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18020-9479
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Scuba Diver's landlocked Paradise

Dutch springs is an old slate minning quarey that was repurposed many years ago for scuba diving... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
HandymanMike
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New York City, New York
Decent Diving

I completed my AOW dives here in mid Sept. Diving in a 7mm suit, hood and gloves is cumbersome but... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
Clint W
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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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  • Average5%
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“scuba diving” (35 reviews)
“dry suit” (10 reviews)
“jump off” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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4733 Hanoverville Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18020-9479
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"school bus"
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"fire truck"
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"dive shop"
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"wounded warriors"
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"a lot of fun"
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"spring fed"
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"swimming area"
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"climbing wall"
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Dutch springs is an old slate minning quarey that was repurposed many years ago for scuba diving. This naturally fed lake has sinken wrecks throughout to explore. There is much to review on their website about those details. Pointers: bring a tarp to keep your...More

Thank HandymanMike
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

I completed my AOW dives here in mid Sept. Diving in a 7mm suit, hood and gloves is cumbersome but it's the reality of NE diving, so might as well train for it here. The water was warmer than I expected for the first 30-40...More

Thank Clint W
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

After doing three certifications over the last few weeks here, I would recommend Dutch Springs. As a student, it is nice to have all of the different platforms to do you skills on. Yes the water is cold. You will need a 7mm or dry...More

Thank atmo377
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

This place is a death trap. I will never let my child go back here. Very unsafe and will never go back.

5  Thank Vicki F
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

I have been here several times with my boys and their friends and it is always an excellent experience. It is clean, the lifeguards are nice and attentive and my kids love the attractions. It is a total family atmosphere with all groups accompanied by...More

1  Thank sandboys
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

...with an abrasive owner. We arrived to find a individual, later identified to us the owner of the facility, shrieking alternately at the bewildered driver who was "in the wrong line!!!" and a poor young employee who had directed him there. This off-putting episode over,...More

1  Thank SquareBear205
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

This quarry will no doubt be "sold" to you as a great place to do your check out dives for any of your training. This makes sense as it is at a temperature that allows diving in a 7mm wetsuit with gloves and hood for...More

4  Thank ramf007
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Stew and the staff work to coordinate this event with Handicapped SCUBA Alliance and Wounded Warriors. From planning to break down, everyone is made to feel welcome. Its about fun, but Stew and his staff are there to watch out for everyone's' safety as well.

Thank ewallace100
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Honestly this can be a great place to learn to dive and practice your skills like navigation. Visibility varies depending on the algae bloom which hits around late July and August so the viz drops to around 10ft. It's cold water diving so you should...More

1  Thank zebrowskin
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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Let me just start by saying we heard lots of great things about this place before we came here. Based on inflatables & fun for my kids alone - I would give this 5 stars. My girls are 9 & 6 and they had a...More

5  Thank Jillydraff
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Shrutee P
24 July 2017|
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Response from Nicole P | Reviewed this property |
We spent the whole day in the water on the "water park" side didn't see a single fish.
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Sarah T
23 July 2017|
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Response from George W | Reviewed this property |
As noted, they allow on site camping. There is a family friendly dinner roughly a mile down the road at highway 512.
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Chino A
29 June 2017|
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Response from william19971 | Reviewed this property |
$40 a day for the diver admission but you have to pay additional for air fills and any equipment rental needs
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