Upcoming Events

As a virtual group of divers, we are all about going diving and socializing so we can talk about going diving.

January 2015

  • Sunday Night Social

    Sunday, January 18th — 7pm - 10pm
    American Ale House and Grill — 821 Cricklewood Drive, State College, PA 16803

    It's too cold for most of us to be diving, so come out and talk diving. Local musicians, Ted and Molly, provide great background music while we socialize and/or play pool.

    This will be a reunion meetup for those divers who attended the 2014 Key West Island Tours trip. Bring your photos and stories, but remember: what happens in Key West, stays in Key West!

    We are starting at 7pm to give us an hour of quieter (no music) conversation time before the music starts at 8pm.

    We typically sit in the booths in front of the wine closet. There will be a dive flag table tent to identify us.

  • Sunday Night Social

    Cancelled This event has been cancelled.
    Sunday, January 25th — 7pm - 10pm
    American Ale House and Grill — 821 Cricklewood Drive, State College, PA 16803

    It's too cold for most of us to be diving, so come out and talk diving. Local musicians, Ted and Molly, provide great background music while we socialize and/or play pool.

    We are starting at 7pm to give us an hour of quieter (no music) conversation time before the music starts at 8pm.

    We typically sit in the booths in front of the wine closet. There will be a dive flag table tent to identify us.

February 2015

  • Sunday Night Social

    Cancelled This event has been cancelled due to the Super Bowl.
    Sunday, February 1st — 7pm - 10pm
    American Ale House and Grill — 821 Cricklewood Drive, State College, PA 16803

    It's too cold for most of us to be diving, so come out and talk diving. Local musicians, Ted and Molly, provide great background music while we socialize and/or play pool.

    We are starting at 7pm to give us an hour of quieter (no music) conversation time before the music starts at 8pm.

    We typically sit in the booths in front of the wine closet. There will be a dive flag table tent to identify us.

  • Sunday Night Social

    Sunday, February 8th — 7pm - 10pm
    American Ale House and Grill — 821 Cricklewood Drive, State College, PA 16803

    Having cancelled the last social in January due to lack of advertising and the first one in February due to the SuperBowl, we are adding this additional social by special request.

    Come out and talk diving cause it's sure too cold to be doing it in open water around here. Local musicians, Ted and Molly, provide great background music while we socialize and/or play pool.

    We are starting at 7pm to give us an hour of quieter (no music) conversation time before the music starts at 8pm.

    We typically sit in the booths in front of the wine closet. There will be a dive flag table tent to identify us.

  • 27th Annual Scuba Super Market

    Sunday, February 15th — 9am - 2pm
    Toms River Intermediate South School — 1675 Pinewald Rd, Beachwood, NJ 08722

    This is apparently the biggest and best scuba flea market in New Jersey. Hosted by Ocean Wreck Divers of New Jersey.

    New and used gear and other dive-related items. Sea critter touch tank for the kids. Food, raffles, and door prices for everyone.

    Admission is $5 at the door. Children under 12 are free with a paid adult.

    Complete details about the event.

  • Sunday Night Social

    Sunday, February 15th — 7pm - 10pm
    American Ale House and Grill — 821 Cricklewood Drive, State College, PA 16803

    It's too cold for most of us to be diving, so come out and talk diving. Local musicians, Ted and Molly, provide great background music while we socialize and/or play pool.

    We are starting at 7pm to give us an hour of quieter (no music) conversation time before the music starts at 8pm.

    We typically sit in the booths in front of the wine closet. There will be a dive flag table tent to identify us.

March 2015

  • Sunday Night Social

    Sunday, March 1st — 7pm - 10pm
    American Ale House and Grill — 821 Cricklewood Drive, State College, PA 16803

    It's too cold for most of us to be diving, so come out and talk diving. Local musicians, Ted and Molly, provide great background music while we socialize and/or play pool.

    We are starting at 7pm to give us an hour of quieter (no music) conversation time before the music starts at 8pm.

    We typically sit in the booths in front of the wine closet. There will be a dive flag table tent to identify us.

  • Sunday Night Social

    Sunday, March 15th — 7pm - 10pm
    American Ale House and Grill — 821 Cricklewood Drive, State College, PA 16803

    It's too cold for most of us to be diving, so come out and talk diving. Local musicians, Ted and Molly, provide great background music while we socialize and/or play pool.

    We are starting at 7pm to give us an hour of quieter (no music) conversation time before the music starts at 8pm.

    We typically sit in the booths in front of the wine closet. There will be a dive flag table tent to identify us.

  • Beneath the Sea

    March 27th - 29th
    Meadowlands Convention Center, Secaucus, NJ

    This is the premier consumer scuba show in the United States. In it's 39th year, this expo hosts 400 exhibitors which includes equipment manufacturers, dive destinations, certifying agencies, and much, much more. In addition to the exhibits, Beneath the Sea plays host to a number of excellent talks and workshops related to all facets of scuba.

    There will probably be a carpool of people going on Saturday, March 28th which will leave early in the morning and return late at night as to not miss a moment of this excellent show.

April 2015

  • April Fools Dive at Blue Hole

    Saturday, April 1th — no time yet
    Blue Hole Quarry

    The Laurel Divers are hosting an April Fools dive at the quarry.

    Be there or be the fool!

    Or perhaps you will be the smart one cause you will be warm and dry at home.

  • Bonne Terre Mine Dive

    April 10th - 12th
    Bonne Terre Mine — Hwy 47 & Allen St, Bonne Terre, MO 63628

    Listed as one of America's Top 10 greatest adventures by National Geographic, Bonne Terre Mine in Missouri is an experience like none other.

    Over 100 feet of visiblity and 60 degree water temps - YEAR ROUND!

    It's about a 13 hour drive so we will be driving out on Friday, doing three guided dives on Saturday, and driving back on Sunday.

  • Penn State Blue-White Tailgate

    Saturday, April 18th — 9am - 2pm
    Beaver Stadium, University Park, PA 16802

    The Blue-White game; Penn State's unofficial spring reunion and scrimmage to showcase the 2015 football team. Since we are based in State College and tailgating is what the locals do when Penn State plays football we are going to join in. Come out, talk scuba football, and join in the fun!

  • Annual Blue-White Dive

    Sunday, April 19th — 9am - 3pm
    Blue Hole Quarry

    While there are lots of activities going on Blue-White weekend, they always seem to exclude scuba. Well, we are bound to change that. In it's 5th or 6th year, we are going to continue the tradition of going diving the day after the Blue-White football game. So if your coming to town for the game, don't forget your gear and make sure you have that Blue Hole waiver on file early.

May 2015

  • Willow Springs Dive

    Saturday, May 9th — 7am - 9pm
    Willow Springs Park — 199 Millardsville Road, Richland, PA 17087

    Willow Springs is a limestone quarry located in eastern PA with a max depth of 45 feet and a multitude of attractions. Most attractions are roped together making navigation easier.

  • Dutch Springs Dive

    Saturday, May 30th — 7am - 9pm
    Dutch Springs — 4733 Hanoverville Road, Bethlehem, PA 18020

    Dutch Springs is the premier fresh water dive site in the northeastern United States with 30+ feet of visibility and lots of great attractions to dive on.

    If you are new to Pennsylvania diving, this is the place to start!

June 2015

  • Bainbridge Dive

    Cancelled This dive has been cancelled.
    Saturday, June 13th — 7am - 9pm
    Bainbridge Scuba Center — 2037 River Road, Bainbridge, PA 17502

    Come out for some great deep diving at Bainbridge. Sporting attractions at 90 feet, 30 feet, and all depths in-between.

    Note: these dives are recommended for advanced certified divers.

  • 2nd Annual Rawlings Rally

    Cancelled This dive has been cancelled due to the unknown status of the lake due to an ownership change.
    June 19th - 21th
    Lake Rawlings — One Quarry Ln, Rawlings, VA 23876

    Rated as one of the Top 50 dive sites in America, Lake Rawlings offers a maximum depth of 65 feet, warm water, and 30-60 feet of visibility. Underwater attractions include:

    • Blackhawk helicopter
    • Airplane
    • School bus (of course)

    Air/Nitrox fills and equipment rentals are available on site.

    Bonus... pets are allowed!

    It's about a 6 hour drive so we will be driving out on Friday and getting a dive or two in. Free for all diving on Saturday, and then pack up and head home on Sunday.

    We will be tent camping over night Friday and Saturday.

    Additional details and pricing will be posted later.

  • Friday Night Dive

    Friday, June 26th — 6pm - 11pm
    Blue Hole Quarry

    The days are long and the weather is warm. Best of all, we don't have to get up and go to work in the morning. So come out and enjoy a night dive at Blue Hole. We will be sharing the quarry with our friends, the Laurel Divers, who are always fun to hang out with.

July 2015

  • Willow Springs Dive

    Saturday, July 18th — 7am - 9pm
    Willow Springs Park — 199 Millardsville Road, Richland, PA 17087

    Willow Springs is a limestone quarry located in eastern PA with a max depth of 45 feet and a multitude of attractions. Most attractions are roped together making navigation easier.

  • Friday Night Dive

    Friday, July 24th — 6pm - 11pm
    Blue Hole Quarry

    The days are long and the weather is warm. Best of all, we don't have to get up and go to work in the morning. So come out and enjoy a night dive at Blue Hole.

  • Dutch Springs Dive

    Saturday, July 26th — 7am - 9pm
    Dutch Springs — 4733 Hanoverville Road, Bethlehem, PA 18020

    Dutch Springs is the premier fresh water dive site in the northeastern United States with 30+ feet of visibility and lots of great attractions to dive on.

    If you are new to Pennsylvania diving, this is the place to start!

August 2015

  • 1st Annual Gilboa Gathering

    Cancelled This dive has been cancelled.
    July 31st - August 2nd
    Gilboa Quarry — 3763 Old State Route 224. Ottawa, OH 45875

    The midwest's premier dive site, Gilboa Quarry, offers 14 acres of diveable quarry with depths in excess of 130 feet and lots of underwater attractions to allow for hours of underwater enjoyment.

    Air/Nitrox fills and equipment rentals are available on site.

    It's about a 6 hour drive so we will be driving out on Friday and getting a dive or two in. Free for all diving on Saturday, and then pack up and head home on Sunday.

    We will be tent camping over night Friday and Saturday.

    Additional details and pricing will be posted later.

  • Meet -n- Greet Dinner

    Wednesday, August 12th — 6:30pm - 9pm
    Home D Pizzeria — 1820 S Atherton St, State College, PA 16801

    Come out and meet fellow divers in the State College area. Find out what we are doing, meet some potential new dive buddies, and swap tall tails over a pint of your favorite beverage and plenty of good food.

    When you arrive, look for people on the patio wearing scuba shirts.

  • Bainbridge Dive

    Cancelled This dive has been cancelled in favor of a dive at Dutch Springs in conjunction with Scuba Venture Day.
    Saturday, August 15th — 7am - 9pm
    Bainbridge Scuba Center — 2037 River Road, Bainbridge, PA 17502

    Come out for some great deep diving at Bainbridge. Sporting attractions at 90 feet, 30 feet, and all depths in-between.

    Note: these dives are recommended for advanced certified divers.

  • Dutch Springs Dive

    Saturday, August 15th — 5am - 9pm
    Dutch Springs — 4733 Hanoverville Road, Bethlehem, PA 18020

    Dutch Springs is the premier fresh water dive site in the northeastern United States with 30+ feet of visibility and lots of great attractions to dive on.

    If you are new to Pennsylvania diving, this is the place to start!

    For those of you who are customers of Scuba Venture it is their "day" at Dutch Springs and they will be hosting a treasure hunt and a luau. You must pre-register at the store in order to attend their events. All are welcome to just dive with Blue Lion Divers!

    Some of us are leaving State College around 5am to get to the quarry in time for the Scuba Venture Treasure Hunt. This means we should be at Dutch Springs around 10am and all are welcome to join us then or later in the day.

  • Bainbridge Dive

    Andrew Gehringer Memorial Dive
    Sunday, August 16th — 7am - 9pm
    Bainbridge Scuba Center — 2037 River Road, Bainbridge, PA 17502

    Come out for some great deep diving at Bainbridge. Sporting attractions at 90 feet, 30 feet, and all depths in-between.

    Note: these dives are recommended for advanced certified divers.

    Andrew, an inaugural member of the club, tragically passed away in December 2014. His last dive with the club was in November 2014 at Bainbridge. In his memory, we hold this dive at the same place and around the same time as his last dive. (Well the same time was the intent, but Bainbridge has been sold and will close to divers on August 23rd, so we needed to move it up.)

  • Friday Night Dive

    Friday, August 21th — 6pm - 11pm
    Blue Hole Quarry

    The days are long and the weather is warm. Best of all, we don't have to get up and go to work in the morning. So come out and enjoy a night dive at Blue Hole.

  • Dutch Springs Dive

    Sunday, August 23rd — 7am - 9pm
    Dutch Springs — 4733 Hanoverville Road, Bethlehem, PA 18020

    Dutch Springs is the premier fresh water dive site in the northeastern United States with 30+ feet of visibility and lots of great attractions to dive on.

    If you are new to Pennsylvania diving, this is the place to start!

  • Friday Night Dive

    Friday, August 28th — 6pm - 11pm
    Blue Hole Quarry

    The days are long and the weather is warm. Best of all, we don't have to get up and go to work in the morning. So come out and enjoy a night dive at Blue Hole. We will be sharing the quarry with our friends, the Laurel Divers, who are always fun to hang out with.

  • Guppy Gulch Dive

    Current rumors are that this site is no longer open for scuba diving so we may need to find a new destination.
    Sunday, August 30th — 7am - 9pm
    Guppy Gulch — Guppy Valley Lane, Delta, PA 17314

    Guppy Gulch is a unique PA diving experience. While most quarries that we dive in are limestone, this is a slate quarry. The water tends to be colder but in the shallows; it's very clear. This quarry also has the highest number of attractions per square foot of water.

September 2015

  • Labor Day Houseboat Trip

    Saturday, September 5th — Monday, September 7th

    Reviving yet another lost tradition, we'll have a houseboat for the holiday weekend. Come for a night, a day, or any combination.

    We generally motor around the lake, slip into little coves to hang out and explore. We may have a few sets of gear for poking about but it won't be a "15 dives in 4-days live-aboard experience". We'll mostly be chillin' topside.

    Attractions include:

    • Jumping off cliffs
    • Jumping off the houseboat roof and/or sliding board
    • Saturday night at The Party Cove
    • Sleeping under the stars
    • Diving Sheep Rock Shelter
    • Diving the Powerhouse/Dam (rather technical)
    • Snorkeling/diving the coves
    • Group sing-a-longs of "I'm on a BOAT!"
    • Fishing
    • Swimming
    • Bacon
    • Music (live or playlist)
    • Beverages
    • And with luck: jet skiing, water skiing, tubing

    Additional details and pricing will be posted later.

October 2015

  • Pumpkin Carving Dive

    Saturday, October 3rd
    Blue Hole Quarry

    The Laurel Divers will be hosting their annual underwater pumpkin carving contest and chili cookoff at Blue Hole Quarry.

  • Penn State Homecoming Tailgate

    Saturday, October 10th
    Beaver Stadium, University Park, PA 16802

    Football tailgating is a Penn State tradition and homecoming is the day for tailgating. Come out, talk scuba football, and join in the fun!

  • Homecoming Dive

    Sunday, October 11th — 9am - 3pm
    Blue Hole Quarry

    While there are lots of activities going on for homecoming, scuba always seem to excluded. Well, we are bound to change that. Win or lose, we are going diving the day after homecoming, so if you're coming to town for the game, don't forget your gear and make sure you have that Blue Hole waiver on file early.

  • 3rd Annual Autumn Awesomeness

    Sunday, October 25th — 1pm - 6pm
    JB Tree Farm — 7500 JB Tree Farm Lane, Alexandria, Pa 16611

    Corn Maze, Hayrides, and more!

    Lets enjoy a fun autumn afternoon and test all those navigation skills as we find our way through a 5-acre corn maze! A great activity for the whole family and/or your land-bound friends. You can even test your punkin chunkin skills with their pumpkin slingshots!

November 2015

  • Willow Springs Dive

    Saturday, November 7th — 7am - 9pm
    Willow Springs Park — 199 Millardsville Road, Richland, PA 17087

    Willow Springs is a limestone quarry located in eastern PA with a max depth of 45 feet and a multitude of attractions. Most attractions are roped together making navigation easier.

  • Sunday Night Social

    Sunday, November 8th — 7pm - 10pm
    American Ale House and Grill — 821 Cricklewood Drive, State College, PA 16803

    It's too cold for most of us to be diving, so come out and talk diving. Local musicians, Ted and Molly, provide great background music while we socialize and/or play pool.

    We are starting at 7pm to give us an hour of quieter (no music) conversation time before the music starts at 8pm.

    We typically sit in the booths in front of the wine closet. There will be a dive flag table tent to identify us.

  • Bainbridge Dive

    Cancelled This dive has been cancelled because the quarry was sold and closed to diving on August 23rd.
    Andrew Gehringer Memorial Dive
    Saturday, November 14th — 7am - 9pm
    Bainbridge Scuba Center — 2037 River Road, Bainbridge, PA 17502

    Come out for some great deep diving at Bainbridge. Sporting attractions at 90 feet, 30 feet, and all depths in-between.

    Note: these dives are recommended for advanced certified divers.

    Andrew, an inaugural member of the club, tragically passed away in December 2014. His last dive with the club was in November 2014 at Bainbridge. In his memory, we hold this dive at the same place and around the same time as his last dive.

  • Sunday Night Social

    Sunday, November 15th — 7pm - 10pm
    American Ale House and Grill — 821 Cricklewood Drive, State College, PA 16803

    It's too cold for most of us to be diving, so come out and talk diving. Local musicians, Ted and Molly, provide great background music while we socialize and/or play pool.

    We are starting at 7pm to give us an hour of quieter (no music) conversation time before the music starts at 8pm.

    We typically sit in the booths in front of the wine closet. There will be a dive flag table tent to identify us.

  • Sunday Night Social

    Sunday, November 22nd — 7pm - 10pm
    American Ale House and Grill — 821 Cricklewood Drive, State College, PA 16803

    It's too cold for most of us to be diving, so come out and talk diving. Local musicians, Ted and Molly, provide great background music while we socialize and/or play pool.

    We are starting at 7pm to give us an hour of quieter (no music) conversation time before the music starts at 8pm.

    We typically sit in the booths in front of the wine closet. There will be a dive flag table tent to identify us.

  • Sunday Night Social

    Sunday, November 29th — 7pm - 10pm
    American Ale House and Grill — 821 Cricklewood Drive, State College, PA 16803

    It's too cold for most of us to be diving, so come out and talk diving. Local musicians, Ted and Molly, provide great background music while we socialize and/or play pool.

    We are starting at 7pm to give us an hour of quieter (no music) conversation time before the music starts at 8pm.

    We typically sit in the booths in front of the wine closet. There will be a dive flag table tent to identify us.

December 2015

  • Sunday Night Social

    Sunday, December 6th — 7pm - 10pm
    American Ale House and Grill — 821 Cricklewood Drive, State College, PA 16803

    It's too cold for most of us to be diving, so come out and talk diving. Local musicians, Ted and Molly, provide great background music while we socialize and/or play pool.

    We are starting at 7pm to give us an hour of quieter (no music) conversation time before the music starts at 8pm.

    We typically sit in the booths in front of the wine closet. There will be a dive flag table tent to identify us.

  • Key West Island Tour Trip

    December 27th — January 2nd
    Sugarloaf Key, Florida

    Spend the week between Christmas and New Years in sunny Florida while diving on some amazing reefs and shipwrecks. A traditional trip from the early days of Nittany Divers, this trip has continued for the last 10+ years under the leadership of Jon Leslie.

    Leave two days after Christmas for a 24-hour drive (or a much shorter plane flight) to the KOA Campground on Sugarloaf Key (just 3 islands back from Key West). December 29th and 30th are spent enjoying the underwater wonders of the Florida Keys. With shallow reefs and large shipwrecks there are dives perfect for beginners and experienced divers alike. When the diving ends, the partying begins as Key West comes alive for New Years Eve like no other place on earth! A combination of Mardi Gras and Times Square the Floridians of Key West ring in the new year with a style all their own!

    Additional information on the Florida Keys Trip