I organize wreck diving trips to the best destinations the Great Lakes has to offer. I have run trips to such legendary wrecks as the Gunilda, Daniel J Morrell, Dunderberg, Cornelia B Windiate, and many others.
The primary purpose for running trips is to teach courses. For students enrolled in one of my courses, these trips offer an exciting and realistic way to complete the course dives. I offer the additional spaces on the boat to past students, friends, and other qualified divers. Most charter boats only accommodate 6 divers. By the time I reserve spaces for myself and a couple students, there are only a few spaces left.These spots fill very quickly.
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Presque Isle, MI June 29-July 2, 2019
One of the best wreck diving destinations in Great Lakes is a small area of Lake Huron off Presque Isle, MI, just north of Alpena. This area is home to a fabulous collection of shipwrecks, most notably upright, intact wooden schooners like the Kyle Spangler, Cornelia B. Windiate, Typo, Defiance and Audubon. If that's not enough to convince you, there is also the Florida, a 300-foot long wooden steamer and the Norman, a 300-foot steel steamer.
Charter fee is $750 per person. The depth of wrecks is 160' to 200' Trimix Diver certification required.
Whitefish Point July 8-11, 2019
Lake Superior is home to some of the most pristine wrecks in the world. That's because zebra and quagga mussels have not been able to flourish in Lake Superior as they have in the lower lakes. That means you can still see bare wood with paint still visible. You can read the ship's name painted on the transom. Possible wrecks include the Vienna, Samuel Mather, John Osborn and John B. Cowle.
Charter fee is $750 per person. The depth of wrecks is generally 170' to 200' Trimix Diver certification required. For a truly amazing wreck diving experience, combine this trip with the Straits of Mackinac trip below for a whole week of Great Lakes wreck diving.
Straits of Mackinac July 12-14, 2019
The wrecks in the Straits of Mackinac are fabulous and accessible to most experienced divers. We will be on the boat in the morning for two dives. That leaves you the rest of the day for sightseeing, a trip over to Mackinac Island, or a nap! Potential wreck dives include the Cedarville (600-foot steel freighter, max depth 100'), Sandusky (110-foot wooden brig, depth 80'), Eber Ward (213-foot wooden steamer, depth 130') and others.
Charter fee is $525 per person (3 days of diving). Advanced Open Water certification required as a minimum.