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*** NEDEG is holding a surface supplied diving demonstration Memorial Day Weekend 2022 ***

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NEDEG wishes to thank

Dutch Springs

for their many years

of service to the community

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!

2012 mermorial Day Rally



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 Equipment Demonstration, 2022

Friday, May 27 - Sunday May 29, 2022

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, NEDEG will be holding limited-participation surface supplied diving and hardhat demonstrations at this time. Enhanced equipment cleaning protocols will be used between gear uses.

Those who wish to participate may do so in several ways:

1. You may watch the tending of the divers while they prepare for their dives.

2. You may help with the tending of the divers, both in the pre-dive and post-dive dressing, and umbilical handling during the dive.

3. If you have your own surface supplied dive gear or have made special arrangements to use such gear, you may dive that gear on a space available basis.

4. Scuba diving with your own gear: You may safely interact with helmet divers when they are fully underwater. Photograpy and video interactions are also permitted when underwater.


 In all cases, if you wish participate in activities on our dive dock, you will be asked to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or immunity and will be asked to wear a mask covering nose and mouth when not actually diving or enclosed in the dive gear. This is for everyone's safety and protection.

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tiny dive flagFriday May 27, 2022: NEDEG diving activities are planned from approximately 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

tiny dive flagSaturday May 28, 2022: NEDEG diving activities are planned from approximately 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

tiny dive flagSunday May 29, 2022: NEDEG diving activities are planned from approximately 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM.

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

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

Where We Dive:  Dutch Springs


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

Dutch Springs has become a regular venue for the NEDEG Spring and Fall Rallies.

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

Check out the video clips located within the GALLERY page to see divers at Dutch Springs trying out helmet diving for the first time !!


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