If you are new to
Dutch Springs, or you are doing checkout or training dives at
Dutch Springs, this page will provide you with an overview of
what to expect. Always check with your dive
shop or instructor for their requirements.
- Park in the outer parking lot near our admissions
- Pay the daily admission fee and sign
our park waiver
- Drop off your equipment at your instructor's setup location
- You may use your vehicle to take your tanks to the air
- Air fill tickets are available for purchase
at the admissions office
- Please read our frequently asked questions
and rules and regulations
Getting to Dutch Springs
Getting to Dutch Springs is easy. We are
located in the Lehigh Valley just north of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Click here for our directions
page. There you will find, directions, traffic cameras,
traffic reports, maps, GPS coordinates, and a printable PDF directions
Admission to Dutch Springs
When you arrive at Dutch Springs, please park in our outer parking
lot, outside of our main gate then go to the admissions
office. There you will fill out a park
waiver and pay the daily admission fee.
We only accept cash, MasterCard and Visa for daily admission.
Season passes to Dutch Springs are available.
If you already have a barcoded Dutch Springs ticket or a season
pass, on Saturdays and Sundays before Dutch Springs opens, please
show it to the parking lot attendants. You will be
directed where to park.
Once the main gate opens, you may drive
to the location where you will drop off your scuba equipment.
If you are taking a scuba class, please check with your
instructor or dive shop to determine where you will be setting
up to do your dives. Only scuba instructors and drivers
displaying a handicap tag are allowed to leave their vehicles
in our peninsula area. Please observe our park speed limit
of 5 MPH.
Dutch Springs rents 80 cubic foot
regular air and 32% nitrox tanks, weights, weight belts, and dive
locators for people with solo diving
certification. All other equipment should be rented at your
local dive shop. If you would like to rent anything from
Dutch Springs, please call to make a reservation at 610-759-2270.
Don't forget additional items like sunscreen, chairs, a
towel and a change of clothes. Picnic tables are available
on a first-come basis.
Click here for
a handy PDF equipment checklist.
Dutch Springs will not be responsible
if you do not bring the correct scuba equipment and/or any other
items. Click here
to download the Adobe PDF viewer, if you need it.
Getting Ready to Dive
Two bathhouses offer bathrooms,
heated changing rooms and warm showers. They are open 24-hours
Our scuba entry platforms and docks
make it easy to enter the water. Large underwater platforms
provide locations where you can train and demonstrate skills to
your instructor. Our images & facilities
page has pictures of underwater scuba attractions and our facilities.
Our staff is always available to answer your questions; however,
we recommend that you check with your instructor for any requirements
that they may have.
Scuba Air Fills
If you need to fill your tanks between dives, please take them
to our air fill station.
Please read the air fill procedure on the scuba
air fill tickets page. You may use your vehicle to take
your tanks to our air fill station, then back to your setup location.
Please observe our park speed limit of 5 MPH.
Returning to Dutch Springs
Dutch Springs is a fun place to dive and an excellent location
to further your scuba training and skills. Dutch Springs
does not provide any scuba instruction, so check with your local
dive shop or instructor to learn about training opportunities
that they may offer.
Diver Buddy Finder forum can help you locate Dutch Springs
dive buddies. You do not need to log in to read the buddy finder
To gain entrance to Dutch Springs you will need to pay
our daily admission fee, show your certification card, fill out
a waiver, and have our season waiver sticker placed on your C-card.
If you purchase admission for consecutive days, filling
out and signing a waiver is only required on the first day. We
will accept temporary scuba certification cards in place of your
actual C-card. If you do not yet have a certification card,
please discuss entry procedures with your scuba instructor. Children
under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Once a waver has been filled out and signed,
a sticker will be placed on your C-card indicating that a signed
waiver has been submitted. As long as you show your C-card,
with our sticker, another waiver does not have to be submitted
during our calendar year.
Additional Attractions and Amenities
Dutch Springs has many special events
for scuba divers and our Aqua Park provides
fun for the entire family. Check out Sky
Challenge, our adventure challenge course, which is included
in your daily admission. NorthStar
Adventure provides adventure-based team-building experiences
for corporations and other groups. We
also offer both tent camping in our
grassy areas, and RV parking in our upper parking lot.
No pets allowed inside Dutch Springs. If you choose to bring
your pet, it must stay in our outer parking lot, outside of our
gate, at all times. Working animals, with proof of identity,
are always welcome.
Dutch Springs offers Nobel Roman’s Pizza, Tuscano’s
Italian Style Subs, soft drinks, and coffee for sale. Breakfast
is now served on Saturday and Sunday. The refreshment
center is located near the Aqua Park. Click
here to view a PDF of the menus. You may bring
your gas grill or camp stove to Dutch Springs, but open fires
are not permitted on the ground.
Our T-shirt Shop offers t-shirts,
Dutch Springs memorabilia, and other items for sale. Pavilions
are available for rental for, parties,
reunions and corporate events. We also offer catering. Please
contact us at 610-759-2270 for more
Our images & facilities page provides
pictures, videos, and 360° virtual tours of the facilities
and attractions at Dutch Springs. Please read our frequently
asked questions and rules and regulations.
Printable driving directions to Dutch Springs are available here.
Click here to print a PDF version
of this page.
for the Adobe PDF viewer, if you need it.
Thank you for diving
at Dutch Springs!
We hope we have helped to make your scuba experiences enjoyable.