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Lake Hydra, was Dutch Springs - Bethlehem PA

Lake Hydra, was Dutch Springs is a shore accessible fresh water dive site, located at 4733 Hanoverville Road, Bethlehem, PA 18020. This dive site has an average rating of 4.00 out of 5 from 226 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 101-110ft/31-34m. The average visibility is 36-40ft/11-12m. This dive site provides bathrooms and airfills. Training platforms are available.

Dutch Springs is CLOSED.

Please note, entry now is only with an instructor
Located in the beautiful Lehigh Valley, Dutch Springs is a little more adventure... A little more extreme... above and below the surface! Besides scuba diving, there is an aqua park, you can go camping, and climb their rock wall and ropes course.

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WilsonR - 6/25/2023 5:49 AM
The new name is Lake Hydra. When Lake Hydra opens, all divers will be required to be accompanied by a certified and insured dive professional (instructor or divemaster).
Griffith - 11/09/2022 10:58 PM
I went scuba diving here on 9/23/2007. Average viz: 16-20ft/5-6m. Water temp: 50-55°F/10-13°C.
RandyW - 5/22/2022 7:49 AM
looking for a dive buddy for sometime in June on the weekends
MDW - 6/07/2022 8:24 PM
I will be there for the last day ever for "Dutch Springs" on Sunday June 12, if you’d like to join me.
pmnc - 3/07/2022 6:37 PM
I thought it was going to be open to everyone. Am I wrong?
thanos - 3/07/2022 8:24 PM
it’s an on going development but as of 12/2021 only training groups (dive masters and the like) can dive there. if you want to dive it has to be under a DM.
armaniballesteros - 5/15/2022 4:06 PM
It is and it will be open to everyone, However no air refills. make sure you get a dive buddy before you go there. For more information go to there website.
thanos - 3/07/2022 6:16 PM
Hey all, now that Dutch will be only accessible to trainers/DMs where is everyone going to do things like gear check dives before hitting the ocean? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

armaniballesteros - 6/13/2022 9:58 PM
is open to everyone, until further notice
ChristopherBurgert - 3/11/2023 3:40 PM
I dive every other weekend in Point Pleasant and Maclearie Park in NJ. They’re saltwater, but they’re back bays. Maclearie Park is used for training. If you want to buddy up let me know.
tardigrade - 11/01/2021 10:45 AM
I’m trying to do some dives at Dutch Springs on Nov 7th, 13th, and 14th since those are the last days of the season and probably ever since they are closing. I want to see the few things I haven’t seen in the quarry before it’s closed. I just went on Saturday and the visibility was great! Let me know if anyone will be there then or wants to dive with me on any of those dates. 81 dives rescue diver. -Michael-
randomlyon - 11/04/2021 1:44 AM
dkalbach - 11/04/2021 3:22 AM
tardigrade - I should be there on those days. I will have concerns over the temps (wetsuit) but planning on diving if possible. Feel free to reach out to me via Text (484) 332-0442
tardigrade - 11/05/2021 1:03 AM
Great! Thank you
Medicgray - 9/16/2021 2:51 AM
looking to buddy up on friday 9/17, around 10-11?
Stephanie225 - 9/12/2021 7:08 AM
Anyone up for diving on Sunday morning, 9/18?
Stephanie225 - 9/12/2021 7:11 AM
Sunday 9/19
JasonDiver - 9/11/2021 12:31 PM
Anyone up for diving Sunday 9/12? Looking to get a few dives in
JohnDiver123 - 8/26/2021 6:43 PM
Save Dutch Springs. Join the Dutch Springs Preservation Society Facebook page at:

We need more supporters!!
SpacemanCraig - 8/21/2021 8:08 PM
Rating Added: 4
Very well established and ran fresh water dive park. Tons to see and do. Heard the rumor they were closing so had to check it out before it’s gone.
ChristopherBurgert - 8/22/2021 12:34 PM
It’s not a rumour, unfortunately it has already been sold to become warehouses.
JasonDiver - 8/21/2021 10:46 AM
short notice, but anyone up for diving sunday 8/22 morning? looking to get a few dives in.
dkalbach - 8/21/2021 10:51 AM
I would but heading to work today - Did you ever make it out last week? We looked for you but never heard back
dkalbach - 8/16/2021 8:15 AM
Dive Friday August 20th? Working towards Master Diver, like to get 3 dives in.
mike500 - 8/14/2021 8:04 AM
Hi Drake I’m here now. What are you driving?
Ryanvision - 8/12/2021 2:35 PM
Hi there all,

I would love to see if someone was available for a Dutch Springs dive on either Aug 18 or Aug 19, anytime, you tell me. Thanks!
Ironmaria - 8/14/2021 9:39 PM
Ryan, the Warehouse Parking Lot Dive Buddies has a facebook page I recommend you follow. They meet at Dutch Springs on Thursdays.
mike500 - 8/11/2021 4:26 PM
Hi drake, I’m lookin for a buddy Saturday 14th. Can you be there at 8:00?
DrakeH - 8/11/2021 4:30 PM
Hey Mike, yes I’ll plan to be there at 8:00
dkalbach - 8/13/2021 7:12 AM
Drake and Mike - I’ll be there Saturday the 14th, looking for a buddy if you guys don’t mind one more
mike500 - 8/13/2021 2:41 PM
Hi Drake , TGIF. Just confirming for tomorrow 8:00. I’ll be there a little early. Let’s try to be in the water by 8:30. Goin be hot
DrakeH - 8/13/2021 10:32 PM
Sounds good dkalbach! We can all link up. Yeah Mike I’ll do what I can to be there by 8. I gotta rent tanks and weights so I’ll be ready when possible. I might want test out my camera a bit near the surface, so I may not be rushing right in. Just a heads up!
dkalbach - 8/14/2021 5:38 AM
Mike, I hadn’t heard back from anyone - so I hooked up with another group. We are all diving by the Pump House so I’m sure we can all join up and have Good Dives. We’ll be at the Cove
mike500 - 8/11/2021 4:18 PM
Hi drake, I’m lookin for a buddy Saturday 14th. Can you be there at 8:00?
Ironmaria - 8/11/2021 1:14 PM
Looking for a dive buddy Thursday and Friday 8/12 & 13. Thank you.
dkalbach - 8/11/2021 1:18 PM
I can go with you on Friday - and even Saturday if you were available
DrakeH - 8/11/2021 1:51 PM
If you guys are there Saturday the 14th I’ll be there, in need of a buddy!
Ironmaria - 8/11/2021 3:12 PM
Dave, I’ll see you Friday then. How would you like to arrange meeting?
dkalbach - 8/11/2021 3:21 PM
Feel free to text me at (484) 332-0442 - I will be there at 0930. We can meet at the Peninsula by the Lookout - I will grab a table there for setup.
Ironmaria - 8/11/2021 3:22 PM
Drake, good luck with a buddy Saturday. I am still looking for a buddy Thursday.
JasonDiver - 8/11/2021 3:25 PM
awesome. ill be in for friday as well. can do 0930
Ironmaria - 8/11/2021 3:59 PM
Jason where would you like to meet Friday?
Ironmaria - 8/11/2021 4:02 PM
Jason, in review of previous messages. Dave posted a meeting at the Peninsula by the Lookout. Dave will have a table there.
JasonDiver - 8/11/2021 4:17 PM
yes that works. will meet at the peninsula. thanks
JasonDiver - 8/11/2021 5:40 PM
yes that works. will meet at the peninsula. thanks
dkalbach - 8/14/2021 5:40 AM
Jason - Not sure if we missed you yesterday. We waited for a bit, but didn’t see you. Hope you made it out and had a good diving day.
dkalbach - 8/14/2021 5:42 AM
Maria - Great Dives! Great Video! Great Buddy! Thanks for the Dives, that was a lot of fun.
Ironmaria - 8/14/2021 1:14 PM
Dave, it was awesome diving with you. Thanks to your excellent navigation skills I saw almost everything sunk in Dutch Springs. Hopefully next time thinking mid September with better visibilty we’ll find the Hellcat bomber ☺️
Ironmaria - 8/14/2021 1:17 PM
Jason, we waited on you a good while. Hope you are ok.
JasonDiver - 8/11/2021 11:51 AM
anyone up for diving this friday 8/13 or sunday 8/15? i dive ccr and just looking to get some dives in.
Ironmaria - 8/11/2021 1:12 PM
Hello, I’ll be at Dutch Thursday and Friday the 12th & 13th and also need a dive buddy.
dkalbach - 8/11/2021 1:16 PM
I can join you both on Friday the 13th (didn’t sound so good when I wrote it the way) but I can be there if you can accept a third :)
Stephanie225 - 8/11/2021 1:26 PM
I would like to dive on Sunday, 8/15! Preferably first thing in the morning
dkalbach - 8/09/2021 3:51 PM
Anyone able to Dive this week? My schedule just changed, I may be able to go 8/10 thru 13th
KeystoneJohn - 8/09/2021 6:04 PM
I’ll be up there tomorrow most of the day. I’m bringing my son for a birthday party and I would like to get two dives in.
dkalbach - 8/09/2021 6:27 PM
That works for me Jack - I can be there at 0730, but let me know best time for you. You can text me if you prefer (484) 332-0442
dkalbach - 8/09/2021 6:38 PM
Better make that 0930 - Just realized the hours are different during the week