Scuba Shack just wrapped up an awesome weekend of training and diving at Dutch Springs in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Some great mid-summer weather allowed us to complete a full agenda over three days (July 27, 28 & 29) that included Instructor Development, Divemaster training, Advanced Open Water and a Drive and Dive.
Dutch Springs was a happening place for scuba diving. We were prepared for the crowd by staking out our prime spot on Friday afternoon. Our location was right behind the Wounded Warrior project and the brave veterans experiencing the freedom of scuba diving.
Matt and Marla were put through their IDC paces by Course Director Monty, assisted by Steve and Ron, while Emily completed her Advanced Open Water course with Jeff assisted by Alex and Ray.
Ray also did several dives with Adam down for the Dive and Drive. Karta and Amrit also made the trip to Dutch for a couple of days of diving.
Visibility came in at about 10 to 15 feet with temperatures on the platforms in the mid to upper 60s while in the mid 50s at depth. The water will continue to get warmer as we move into September and visibility is expected to improve when the nights get a little cooler.
Our next trip to Dutch Springs will be August 17 – 19 when Matt and Marla go through their Instructor Exam and we will hold another Advance Open Water course coupled with another Drive and Dive.
Come join us!