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March 2 - 3, 2018

Friday 7:00 to 10:00 PM
Saturday, 9:00 AM to 9:30 PM
(Including Awards Banquet)

New Location!

Double Tree by Hilton in Bloomington

 
For more information on the 2017 UMSAT show, please visit www.umsatshow.org

If you are interested in joining the UMSAT Show Planning Committee, please email us at info@umsatshow.org or contact Ken Merryman or Phil Kerber.

We are always looking for speakers that would like to present a great topic about their scuba diving or adventure travel experiences.

Please let us know if you, or anyone you know, would like to be a star and speak at a future UMSAT Show!


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GLSPS Project Sponsors



Air Down There Scuba offers free air fills and special pricing on rental equipment while participating in GLSPS projects. Thank you, Scott and Tracy!



Aquaventure Dive and Photo Center offers free air fills and special pricing on rental equipment while participating in GLSPS projects. They have also loaned us a GoPro HD video camera for a few projects. Thank you, Steve and Jolene!

Videos produced by Steve at Aquaventure Dive and Photo Center filmed in Lake Michigan on a Milwaukee charter trip. Click on their above logo for information to join them on a charter to visit these shipwrecks.
Prins Willem
The Dredge 906
Lumberman



Jay Hanson from Superior Scuba Charters and North Shore Scenic Cruises has helped the GLSPS on many projects. Jay has many years of experience as a Captain, dive shop owner, dive instructor and commercial diver.

Jay has taken a different path for the past few years and his scuba charters are no longer available. However, in 2012, Jay purchased the Wenonah which was previously used to transport people from Grand Portage, MN to Isle Royale, MI. He now offers 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 for information on joining a north shore day cruise.

HomeGLSPS Fun Dives w/ Air Down There 2017

Official Announcement

Dive Shop Fun Dives on the North Shore With Air Down There Scuba

 

This is the second annual fun dive on the north shore with a local (Twin Cities) dive shop.  This year's dive shop again will be Air Down There Scuba!  Other dive shops associated with the GLSPS are certainly welcome to set up their own "Fun Dives" on the North Shore on-board the RV Preservation.
As a member, you can register for Saturday, Sunday or both.  Please let us know by both registering at the sponsored dive shop or by calling Phil Kerber.

Contact Air Down There Scuba to register for the event.
$25 for food for both days.  $12 for food for just one day, GLSPS membership required. sign up as a member by clicking on "Join as a Member" on the front page of the website.  Or if you are already a member, and have expired, please be sure you renew your membership.
Each participant will be required to complete a GLSPS Master Liability Waivers - Medical Form prior to the boat leaving dock.



GLSPS Fun Dive Project

(R/V Preservation docked at Silver Bay Marina Slip # D 17)

Saturday and or Sunday, July 8 - 9, 2017


This event is put together to get our non active GLSPS Members together.  Members can also see first hand how we do things on-board the vessel which we make as safe and organized as possible.  This is NOT a cattle boat like you would see with some Charters.  It is an excellent way to join us and have the opportunity to be more active in the Society.  What ever level you decide to be at, there is a place for you as a active member.  We are always striving to gain new members and especially active members that like to dive and participate in the projects the GLSPS provides.


Diving off the GLSPS Research vessel the RV Preservation, is one of the benefits of being a member.  This is without a doubt the largest benefit the members have and can enjoy both divers and NON divers!
The event fills up fast because of the popularity so please don't hesitate to register ASAP. 

 

Please note: This schedule and dive locations could change at any time due to weather, lake conditions or any other unforeseen issues.

Itinerary (Unless weather alters the plan)

Saturday July 8, 2017:

12:00 Noon - Meet at the Divers Dock at the Silver Bay Marina Boat Launch

 


12:30 PM - Boat safety Briefing and Depart from dock for the Madeira.
Please Note:  Lunch will be served while motoring to the Madeira


1:30 2:30 PM – First dive commences.

 

 

Begin filling tanks when first dive team returns and continue to fill until all tanks are filled for all teams while taking a surface interval.

 

 

 


3:30 - Second dive commences on the Madeira if ready and sufficient surface interval has been achieved, start short briefing.

 

 


4:30 PM - First dive team returns.  Start pumping tanks if another dive is agreed  upon.


5:00 PM - Second Dive Team Returns. Start pumping tanks if another dive has been decided.
If another dive and location is decided, most likely the Hesper for a shallow dive.

5:30 PM - Cruise back to Silver Bay Marina

6:30 PM - Return to the divers dock to unload gear.  Before or after, a group photo is done.


7:30 PM - Dinner at local restaurant of the groups choosing with your friends from the GLSPS

 

Sunday, July 9, 2017:  (Same Schedule as above for the Air Down There Scuba)  Or, if the group wants to dive the Sunday's schedule, please give us a call and we will make it happen!

Another option is just dive the Hesper from the Boat?  Makes for a shorter dive and departing for home much quicker!

Thank you to all participants that joined us, we hope you have a great time.

Closing Report:
Coming Soon!!