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NEDEG will be holding the Memorial Day Weekend Rally at the new "Lake Hydra" location

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NEDEG is saddened

by the passing of

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Bob Rusnak on

Feb 7, 2024.

The North East Diving Equipment Group (NEDEG) is a group of individuals dedicated to preserving, promoting and diving a variety of underwater gear from all around the world.

These include historical gear such as vintage and modern Navy diving helmets, modern lightweight commercial diving helmets, double hose regulators, and other open circuit gear. Learn about the history of diving and the equipment that evolved from the past.

We give a chance for sport scuba divers to actually dive some of the gear you would normally only see on television or old movies!

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NEDEG has a large collection of MODERN and VINTAGE helmet and suit setups

*note: though some attendees are shown diving their own rebreathers, rebreathers are not part of NEDEG diving try-outs. Only open circuit air diving is available for certified divers to try

  • US Navy Mark V and Mk12 setups, Chinese and Russian Helmets and suits...
  • Commercial diving equipment...
  • Vintage double hose regulators (USA and Russian)...
  • Full-face masks from around the world...
  • Surface communications systems, air compressors and various umbilical setups...
  • Weight systems, boots and gloves, and accessories authentic to the gear at hand...

Join NEDEG on one of the "Helmet" Rallies or attend one of the Diving Presentations and learn more about the history of diving, and how you can get to dive with the gear!

NEDEG events have been attended by divers from around the world!

 

Dive flagNEDEG Memorial Day Weekend, 2024

The North East Diving Equipment Group will be holding a working equipment rally this May 25-27, 2024. Our traditional dive location is now called Lake Hydra! The lake is now under new ownership and has reopened this Spring, primarily as a location for diver training and certification. All dives are guided or are under the supervision of an insured dive professional.

There are two ways to come dive with NEDEG this year. One option is to contact your local dive shop about organizing a visit to dive Lake Hydra. Their staff can arrange for professionally-supervised SCUBA diving tours. While you are there, come over and see us at the familiar east-side dock to dive with us on any day that weekend.

The second way is to contact us directly with your information. You will then be given a QR code from Lake Hydra to purchase your tickets and then arrange to dive with us. Currently, we have one instructor that will be covering divers on umbilical and their support from the dock. Unfortunately, that means that they cannot also supervise SCUBA teams. If you are an insured instructor or divemaster and would like to help, please let us know!

There have been many changes to the land surrounding the lake, but the underwater attractions are the same. Upon arrival, you will see the new warehouse which is occupying most of old site’s open area. Parking, therefore, is very limited. Divers are encouraged to carpool, and we will be shuttling persons between the dive site and Atlantis Aquatics, which operates Lake Hydra.

*** If you are interested in diving at this rally, tickets for Lake Hydra are purchased online. Tickets must be purchased before 11:00 pm the evening before the day you plan to attend the lake. There are no same-day sales for entry tickets. Thank you.

Please email tuckerr@twcny.rr.com your information and we will send you instructions to purchase entry tickets.

 

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::: EVENT DAYS and DETAILS :::

tiny dive flagSaturday May 25, 2024

tiny dive flagSunday May 26, 2024

tiny dive flagMonday May 27, 2024.

Help is always appreciated for the equipment tear-down and cleanup process at the end of each diving day.


*** Please note: all diving activities are weather, equipment, and water condition dependent.

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( NEDEG wishes to thank DUTCH SPRINGS for their many years of service to the community )

NEDEG is planning with the new Lake Hydra location for NEDEG Spring and Fall Rallies.

Featuring great visibility and warm water, Lake Hydra is an ideal location for helmet diving demos.

Check out the video clips located within the GALLERY page to see divers at Lake Hydra (formerly known as Dutch Springs) trying out helmet diving for the first time !!

 

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