ROUND VALLEY RESERVOIR

Geotag Icon Show on map


ROUND VALLEY RESERVIOR


New Jersey: Top 50 Dive Site


Top
50 Dive Site (NJ)






Lat/Long



Loran



Charts



Depth



Distance
from Shore



.


.


.


60+


shore
entry



Websites



NJScuba.com

ScubaDiving.com

Wikipedia

Round Valley Recreation Area


Directions


  • Interstate 78 to Exit 18 from west of 20A from east (Lebanon/Round
    Valley Rec Area)
  • Follow signs to Route 22 and entrance to park
  • Proceed to Ranger Station and present C-cards and dive plan. Pay fee
    (Memorial Day to Labor Day: $5 weekday, $10 weekend)


REQUIRED:


  • Check in at Ranger Station

  • Buddy

  • Dive Plan

  • Dive flag

  • Check out at Ranger Station

Google/Garmin address: 1220 Lebanon-Stanton Road Lebanon, NJ 08833-3115
Ranger Station tel: (908) 236-6355

“The size, terrain, and depth of the lake are not for inexperienced
divers. You must have excellent navigation skills, doubles, a dry suit,
a bright or HID light, comfortable in cold water, bad vis and preferably
technically trained for decompression. There are no park benches in the
dive area, so bring your own table to help gear up.”


ScubaDiving.com

“The usual diving area has a maximum depth of about 60 ft, although
in other spots the reservoir is much deeper. Entry is a short hike down
a grassy slope to a pebble beach. There is an underwater training platform,
and often you will find an O/W class there. Water temps get up into the
high 70 s later in the season, although it is chilly below the 30 ft thermocline.”


NJscuba.com

“Water clarity and rich aquatic life make Round Valley Reservoir
one of the best freshwater lakes in New Jersey for scuba and skin diving.
Diving is permitted from April 1st through October 31st depending on water
conditions. Scuba divers must be certified. All divers are required to register
at the area office, have a dive buddy, inflatable vest and a dive flag.
Divers must check-in prior to, and checkout after, each dive.”


Park Regulations

“The reservoir has been called the Bermuda Triangle of New Jersey,
and over 25 people have drowned there since 1971. 6 of them have never been
found.”


Wikipedia

New Jersey: Top 50 Dive Site

Notes:

Disclaimer:

No claim is made as to the accuracy, validity, or appropriateness of any
information found here. Neither DiveBuddy.com nor members contributing information
shall be responsible for the consequences of any action that is based upon
information found here. Scuba diving is an adventure sport, and as always,
you alone are responsible for your own safety and well being.

Link http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/round.html
Phone (908) 236-6355
Address 1220 Lebanon-Stanton Road
Town Lebanon
County NJ
Postcode 08833-3115
lat 40.618610873784210
Lng -74.849166870117190

Source: www.divebuddy.com

Sources...

0 Positive Reviews 0 Negative Reviews Average Rating: 00000

Leave a Reply

Overall Rating
Performance
Features
Value
Safety / Reliability