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    Default Caves/mines near near NY?

    Are there any caves/mines within driving distance (less than 6 hours) of New York City or south central PA (Hershey) that are open to the public? Wreck diving gets really expensive when you factor in the boat charters.

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    Frank


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    There are caves in NY and PA, but not easily accessible. Some require permits, others require hauling your gear a long way to the water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FW View Post
    There are caves in NY and PA, but not easily accessible. Some require permits, others require hauling your gear a long way to the water.
    Damn, I was afraid that was the case.


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    Quote Originally Posted by inverted_bear View Post
    Damn, I was afraid that was the case.
    If there were easily accessible caves, you would have heard about it.

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    I was working in Stamford, Ct. about 4 or 5 years ago. I went diving in True Blue Quarry in Rutland, Vt. a few times. I think there is someone doing some mine exploration in NY. Seems I have seen pictures on here or Facebook.


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    This might not be what you're looking for or you may have already been, but there is a very nice "show cave" called Howe Caverns that's worth a visit. It was the first cave I ever went in when I was a kid. It's about 3 hours from NYC, west of Schenectady. You didn't specify wet or dry, this is dry but has a boat ride which is pretty cool and makes you wonder what's below the surface of course.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bamafan View Post
    I was working in Stamford, Ct. about 4 or 5 years ago. I went diving in True Blue Quarry in Rutland, Vt. a few times. I think there is someone doing some mine exploration in NY. Seems I have seen pictures on here or Facebook.
    Do you know what the access rules for that site are? I heard it was "trespassing" but the owner looked the other way. It sounds like a cool (but chilly) dive.


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    Quote Originally Posted by inverted_bear View Post
    Do you know what the access rules for that site are? I heard it was "trespassing" but the owner looked the other way. It sounds like a cool (but chilly) dive.
    It has been several years since I have been there. When I was there locals were using it as a swimming hole. There is an old plant there onsite where they processed the stone from the quarries. It was basically an artist community now. I spoke to a few of them and there weren't any no tresspassing signs. I am guessing don't ask don't tell policy unless things have changed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bamafan View Post
    It has been several years since I have been there. When I was there locals were using it as a swimming hole. There is an old plant there onsite where they processed the stone from the quarries. It was basically an artist community now. I spoke to a few of them and there weren't any no tresspassing signs. I am guessing don't ask don't tell policy unless things have changed.
    Thanks for the info. Do you know anybody that still dives there that I could reach out to? It's such a long drive to risk getting there and it being closed.


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    Come to BTS. Go to the presentation Friday night by Dan Wright and John Eels about the diving they have been doing at the Deep Flooded Mine outside NYC.

    Ken


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