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NEDEG will tentatively return in 2024 - Memorial Day weekend at the new "Lake Hydra" location

( details to be announced )

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NEDEG is saddened

by the passing of

NEDEG supporter

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!


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Event details to be announced for the new Lake Hydra dive site. Please check back at a later date.


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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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