Dutch Springs Named One of USA Today’s Top Ten Scuba Diving Destinations

Dec 4th, 2015Press Release from Dutch Springs

Bethlehem, PA – USA Today has listed Dutch Springs among the top ten best scuba diving destinations in the United States and the Caribbean for novice and experienced divers.  This comes just a few months after PADI’s ScubaEarth named Dutch Springs number one dive site in North and South America (September 2015), and number two dive site in the world (June 2015).

The story’s description reads: This former quarry offers clear diving conditions and the chance to see a submerged bus, plane and other wrecks. “You don’t have to drive all the way to the ocean. It’s good reliable diving. They’ve got everything you need,” Shreeves says. Open April through November and on New Year’s Eve day.

Dutch Springs also has the honor of being one of the only two sites named in Eastern United States. Other sites named in the top ten include John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo, Florida, Casino Point in Catalina Island, California, Bonne Terre Mine, Missouri, and Molokini Crater – Maui, Hawaii.

Media wishing to visit Dutch Springs and experience scuba diving can contact Kristen Bartholomew at moc.sgnirpshctudnull@bnetsirk.


About Dutch Springs
Established in 1980, Dutch Springs features a 50-acre lake with underwater attractions at depths up to 100-feet. Spring-fed from an underground aquifer that filters through limestone to provide excellent visibility, divers come from across the country to dive the waters of Dutch Springs. Since its opening, Dutch Springs has hosted over 750,000 divers. Dutch Springs also offers the Aqua Park, featuring a number of inflatables on the water including the Iceberg, trampolines, slides, and challenge courses, and Sky Challenge, the high ropes and rock climbing wall.  NorthStar Adventure at Dutch Springs is the active learning center for youth, offering educational programs and teambuilding experiences.  The Aqua Park and Sky Challenge has provided fun and entertainment for over 318,000 guests since its opening in 2005.

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Kristen Bartholomew
Dutch Springs

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