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Upper Midwest Scuba Adventure and Travel Show!


The Upper Midwest Scuba & Adventure Travel show, sponsored by the GLSPS, is now planing for the 2015 show.  The planned date of the 2015 UMSAT Show is Saturday, March 21, 2015. 
It will be held at the "Double Tree by Hilton Hotel" in Brooklyn Center.  (Formally the Mpls Blvd Hotel)"
If you would like to help promote the show, here are links to the, "2015 Show Poster" to hang up to remind you and the public of the show. Here is a link to the brochure describing the entire show.  "2015 UMSAT Show Brochure" and her is a Ad slick for your news letters or magazines to use.  UMSAT Show 2015 5 x 3 Ad  Please print several copies and display it on your business counter tops or insert in your Newsletters..

If you would like to be a Sponsor, please click on this link UMSAT Show All Sponsors Registration / Contract Form to print your contract or, contact us by email or phone".  The general email Inbox is  If you would prefer a real voice to reserve your booth, please call the UMSAT show phone number at, 612-567-3305612-567-3305.  Please listen to the options to connect to the the person that best fits your needs.  Please leave both day time and evening contact phone numbers when prompted. We will contact you as soon as we can, promise!   If you would like to become a show exhibitor, please print a copy of the Exhibitors Sign up Sheet and Contact, please click on this link  Exhibitor Registration Form or UMSAT Show 2015 Main Exhibitors Full Contract Please remember, we all have full time day jobs.  So please be patient with us in responding to you.


For more information on the upcoming 2014 show, such as purchasing tickets, booking a hotel room, Advanced show tickets and Awards Banquet tickets, please click on this link.  if the information is not up yet, please check back weekly for any additional content.




If you are interested in joining the planing Committee, please contact Ken Merryman or Phil Kerber.  Our contact information is in the "Contact Us" field above,  Or, you can email us at,  If you always wanted to be a star or champion performing the duties of a chairperson of a very rewarding Committee, please let us know. 


We are always looking for speakers that would like to present a great topic about their scuba diving experiences.  If you or anyone you know, would like to be a star and speak at any future UMSAT Shows, please let us know!

If you would like to volunteer to help plan the UMSAT show or help the day of the show, please contact Ken Merryman or Phil Kerber by clicking on the "Contact Us" field on the website.  




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Please check out the most beautiful Magazine Ever Produced in Northern Minnesota!

Lake Superior Magazine has become our first "Watchman" Membership at the Gales of November Conference.

Click on above Logo to see their website and purchase a subscription to this great Magazine




GLSPS Project Sponsors





Scott and Tracy from "Air Down There Scuba" are offing free air fills and special pricing on rental equipment for anyone participating in a GLSPS project!






Aquaventure Dive and Photo Center are offing free air fills and special pricing on rental equipment for anyone participating in a GLSPS project.  they have also loaned the GLSPS a Mini "Go Pro" HD Video Camera for a couple of projects.  Thank you Steve and Jolene!!  
Here are three videos produced by Steve at Aquaventure Dive and Photo Center.  They were filmed in Lake Michigan on a charter they offer in Milwaukee.  Please view the videos and if interested in joining them on a charter to visit these shipwrecks, please click on above Logo for further information.


Prins Willem

The Dredge 906














Jay Hanson from "Superior Scuba Charters" and "North Shore Scenic Cruises" helped the GLSPS on many projects in the past.  Jay has many years of experience as a Captain, dive shop owner, dive instructor and commercial diving.  Jay is the GLSPS Access Chairman.  His duties include making sure all the shipwreck access buoy's are in place along the north shore of Lake Superior.  Thanks Jay!!


Jay has taken a different path for the past two years and his scuba  charters are no longer available.  However, in 2012, Jay purchased the Winona which was used to transport people from Grand Portage MN to Isle Royale MI.  He now has available day cruises on the North Shore of Lake Superior and is docked at the Silver Bay MN Marina.  If you are interested in booking a day charter cruise on the North Shore of Lake Superior, please click on the Logo above to obtain more information on how you can join in on a north shore day cruise.








Announcing the 2015 UMSAT Show 
Saturday, March 21, 2015

Please Mark your Calendars for the New Show Date!!


Yes, we changed the date.  It was highly recommended by many show goers to change the date to a later date.  We listened to your concerns and made the change.


To learn more about the UMSAT Show, please log onto the UMSAT Show website by clicking on the link below.

UMSAT Show Website



If you are interested in promoting your Dive Shop or related business at our 2015 UMSAT show as a Sponsor, Exhibitor, Program Book Advertiser, please click on link button below. Or, contact us directly.
We are also looking for donations of merchandise and travel packages for the Raffle and or Silent Auction.  There are other options available to help promote your Dive Shop or Business.  Please click on this link to save your booth now!

If you know of a business in your area and they would like to participate in the UMSAT Show by donating a Raffle or Silent Auction item, please click on the button below to let us know or, give us a call at 612-567-3305

If you would like to help promote the 2015 UMSAT Show by inserting a Ad slick or Press Release in your Newsletters or magazines, please click on this button to download or print a copy of either one or both.
Press Release Coming Soon!!

If you have any need for training, dive gear, repair services, tropical dive trips or charters to the great lakes, please use any of the sponsors listed below.  You can click on any of the logos to find them on their websites.  The Logos are also on the front page of the UMSAT Show Website.

If you kept your program books from the previous show, it has very valuable information in it that you can use throughout the year.  Such as Dive Shops, Charter Services, repair services, and equipment you might need.  Please patronize the local businesses that advertise in the book.  They may likely have a discount if you tell them you found their Ad in the UMSAT Show Program Book! 


If you would like to VOLUNTEER to help at the show, please click on button link and register your name (or any additional names) so that we can contact you.
A free UMSAT Show t-shirt is given to all volunteers!!

Awards Banquet 2015

After the show, join your fellow divers and shipwreck enthusiasts to socialize and honor the 2015 GLSPS Award Program Winners:

Please nominate your "Dive Industry Hero" by clicking on this link
This can be done anytime throughout the year.
Deadline for the Nomination is January 31

Please log on to the UMSAT Show Website or click on the link to buy your tickets for the Awards Banquet Dinner.  You do not want to miss out on a great event!


Below are the Platinum, Gold and Silver Sponsors of the 2015



Please give them the recognition


Patronizing their Businesses and Visiting them at their Stores.



 Please Click on the Logo's Below to Gain Access to their Websites


   Platinum - Sponsors for the 2015 UMSAT Show 





Gold - Sponsors for the 2014 UMSAT Show





 Silver - Sponsors for the 2014 UMSAT Show






 Other Information about the UMSAT Show

We uploaded many pictures of the past UMSAT Shows to our Photo Page.  Please take a moment to check it out by clicking on this link.




The 2014 UMSAT Show and past shows have proved to be amazing shows. 

We hope you will join us for the 2015 UMSAT Show
where you will again be
Amazed and Entertained!!




UMSAT Show Committee

Show Cell 612-567-3305



Please Join us by Becoming a Member

Here is a video clip about what we do as a group and what our friend, colleague and founder of the GLSPS Ken Merryman has done to help preserve our underwater resources and maritime history.
Please View and Print A Membership
Brochure to Learn More About Us
To Become a GLSPS Member for the First Time,
Please Click on this Link.

The New Member Signup button is in the Menu selections on the upper left side of this web page.  Please fill in the (secured) fields and select payment.   It's that easy to become a member!

As a member you have the opportunity to participate in the many exciting and rewarding projects aboard our research vessel the RV Preservation.  Including many other training classes and programs the GLSPS offers for members.
You will receive two newsletters per year, a membership logon username and password to be able to view more than just the public view of the interactive website, and have the satisfaction of knowing your annual dues and donations are going to a worthy cause to help protect historical underwater sites for years to come.  Our newsletter and website, will announce our annual programs and projects as well as emails on all activities and general society news.  There is an Annual Membership Meeting held in the fourth quarter of the year.  The Board of Directors Meeting is the first Tuesday of each month and are open to any member.  The meetings provide an opportunity to meet other Society members, to get involved, and to provide input into the direction of the Society. So please come join us. 
Membership Levels:

1. Crew - $25.00
2. Family - $35.00 - Up to four Family Members.
3. Watchman - $50.00
4. Boatswain - $100.00 to $199.00
5. Helmsman - $200.00 to $499.00
6. Mate - $500.00 to $999.00
7. Plank Owner - $1000.00 & Up

You can also become a member by sending a check with a simple form by clicking on the Button below.  Please print out the form, fill in the fields. Please enclose the form in an envelope with a check and send it through regular mail using the address on the membership form.
Thank you for considering becoming a GLSPS Member.
After you become a member, we certainly hope to see you on a project.


GLSPS Membership Renewal Form


To "Renew" your Membership, you will see the "RENEW" button, in the upper right hand corner of the Main Front Page of the Website after you Login.   Please click on the  Button to renew with a credit card.

Use this link if you are a renewing member and can't login.
If you still prefer to send a check, click on this link above.
(Please Note:  If you renew by check and regular mail, it could take up to 6 weeks before you see your renewal go through the system).



       We Invite you to join us on a Project!     

The 2014 Programs and Projects are Now Completed for the Season

Please take a moment to review the
"2014 Project Reports" to see what was accomplished on the projects this year.
Some Project Reports are not completed yet.  Please check back from time to time.

The GLSPS hopes Members that have not joined us on a project in the past,
can join us on a 2015 Project.

All New and Current Members are welcome on the Projects.

Please Note:  You will need to login as a member to gain access to the main part of this website and for you to "Register" for most future GLSPS Programs and Projects.

If your Membership is due, you will need to click on the word "Renew" In the upper right hand corner of the website and use a Credit Card for payment.

If you prefer to Renew your Membership by Check and Regular mail, please click on the link below

Mail In Membership / Renewal Form




Please Scroll Up or Down this Page for More Details on upcoming projects or navigate through the website by clicking on any of the left side bar Menus to review what the GLSPS Members completed on any of the past or present projects.

The GLSPS 2014 Project Closing Reports

Please take a minute to check out the GLSPS 2014 Project Reports by clicking on the "2014 Project Reports" field on the left side of the Website.  You will find that the projects were very educational and fun.


Please don't hesitate to register for a project next year.






The GLSPS 2014 Spring and Fall Newsletters are both available for your viewing  and or Printing.


After receiving an email indicating the newsletters are available, please log in as a member,  click on "Documents" on left.  Then find "Newsletters".  Click on "View Documents".  Locate both "2014 Spring and Fall Newsletters".  Click on "Download".  You will be able to view the full color pdf of the Newsletter.  You can also download and print a color copy of the Newsletter to take with you.


News Stories

Please click on "NEWS" (on left) then to News Stories to read an update as to what's been happening in the GLSPS










Website Updated Saturday January 24, 2015

List of Website Updates by Date