While it might not offer the crystalclear waters of Hawaii or the striking natural features of The Great Blue Hole, Dutch Springs, a 50-acre lake as deep as 100 feet in some places, contains unique underwater artifacts that packed plenty of punch for these Scouts. When a diver earns his advanced open water certification, he can dive in places where beginner divers can't.
Matt Girdis prepares for his descent at Dutch Springs in Bethlehem, Pa. 16 BOYS’ LIFE F JUNE 2010 Scuba.indd 16 4/14/10 9:30 AM awaii is great. The Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia is spectacular. And there’s a place near Belize called The Great Blue Hole that you have to see to believe. For most of us, these are extrava- BY AARON DERR gant, expensive scuba-diving trips PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAEL EUDENBACH that can happen maybe once a year if you’re lucky, or more likely once in a lifetime. The thing is, you don’t have to ﬂy around the country—or halfway across the world—to enjoy a terriﬁc scuba experience. There are scuba- diving sites in smaller bodies of CONTINUED » JUNE 2010 F BOYS’ LIFE 17 Scuba.indd 17 4/20/10 2:42 PM water all over the place. A D VA N C E D D I V I N G s Troop 160 of Herndon, Va., is full
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