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Dedicated to Saving our Shipwrecks "From Prevention to Preservation"
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GLSPS Annual Fundraiser!!

UMSAT Show Website

Date and Venue for 2020 UMSAT Show!!

April 3 - 4, 2020

Emmy Award
Winning Underwater Videographer!
Becky Kagen Schott

Friday Night at the Movies
7:00 to 10:00 PM

Saturday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Main Show

(Meet and Greet Party with Food and Beverages)
At The Holiday Inn Hospitality Room
(Next Door to Jimmy's)
7:00 PM to 12:00 AM

For more information on the 2019 UMSAT show, and the upcoming 2020 UMSAT Show, please visit

If you are interested in joining the UMSAT Show Planning Committee, please email us at

Or, contact Mary Lillimo at "Show Chairperson", or Phil Kerber, "President", at

Here are the Links to Important Exhibitors Documents

2020 UMSAT Show Exhibitors Contract

UMSAT Show 2020 Exhibitors Sponsors Registration Form

  UMSAT Booth Table Layout at Jimmy's Event Center

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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Check out the most beautiful magazine ever produced in Northern Minnesota!

GLSPS Project Sponsors

Air Down There Scuba offers free air fills and special pricing on rental equipment while participating in GLSPS projects. Required to show GLSPS Membership Card! 
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. You will be required to show your GLSPS Membership Card.  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

Jay Hanson from 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.

For the last two years the Wenonah has been laid up in dry dock to replace the entire steel bottom of the boat in order to pass the Coast Guard Safety Inspection. 
The Wenonah will hopefully be ready for service in 2020.

If you are interested in booking a 2 hour - day charter cruise on the North Shore of Lake Superior, please click on the logo above for information on joining him and his staff on a north shore day cruise.

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GLSPS Awards Program


As a voice in the Midwest preservation and diving community, the GLSPS seeks to acknowledge and express their gratitude to individuals, organizations, and businesses who have contributed to the improvement of our environment and exemplify GLSPS ideals and ethics.


To honor these contributors, GLSPS has created three categories of awards:
  • GLSPS Appreciation Award
    • Recognizes longstanding support of the mission, goals, and projects of GLSPS.
    • Awarded to any non-board member individual, organization, or business.
    • Nomination can be made by any current GLSPS member.
  • Dive Community Contribution Award
    • Recognizes exceptional service to the dive community or for going beyond the call of duty to do something that benefits the upper Midwest scuba diving community.
    • Awarded to any individual, organization, or business.
    • Nomination can be made by any member of the community.
  • C. Patrick Labadie Special Acknowledgment Award
    • Recognizes exceptional contributions to the upper Midwest preservation, history, or dive community.
    • Awarded to any individual, organization, or business.
    • Nomination can be made by any GLSPS Board Member but suggestions can be submitted to the GLSPS Board of Directors.
All nominations must be submitted by January 1st of each year.

Nomination Process

Email to:

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Mail to:
GLSPS Awards
7348 Symphony St NE
Fridley, MN 55432

Award Nomination Forms

Nominator Contact Information  
Name _______________________________  
Address _______________________________  
Email _______________________________  
Phone _______________________________  
Nominee _______________________________  
Address _______________________________  
Email _______________________________  
Phone _______________________________  
Award _______________________________  
In 250 words or less, please explain why you believe this person, organization, or business should receive this award.