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GLSPS Annual Fundraiser!!

UMSAT Show Website

The 2020 UMSAT Show has been CANCELED because of the Corona-virus Outbreak

The New Date and Venue for 2021 UMSAT Show!!

April 9 - 10, 2021

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

Stay tuned for the Lineup of Speakers for 2021

For more information on the canceled 2020 UMSAT show, and the upcoming 2021 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
  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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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.
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Fun Dives On The R/V Preservation Research Vessel 2nd Event

Saturday, August 24, 2019, 9:00 AM until Sunday, August 25, 2019, 3:00 PM
Silver Bay Marina
Silver Bay Marina
99 Beach Drive
Silver Bay, MN  55614

Jack Decker
Registration is closed - Event is full
Payment in Full In Advance Or At Event
1. Arrive no later than 7:00 AM Saturday and Sunday.
2. Please bring your signed Liability Release, Waiver Release and Medical Forms.
3. If staying onboard, bring a sleeping bag, pillow, and warm clothes.
4. Cold diving gear including a dry suit, your own tank, (preferably a 95 Cu Ft or larger) and pony bottle.
5. Bring your favorite beverage. We will supply water juice and milk
6. Bring your happy faces and have a good time!
Cancellation Policy:
The GLSPS Board of Directors has expenses associated with this project after you register. Unfortunately, the GLSPS cannot refund any fees you have paid in advance. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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GLSPS Fun Dive Project

(R/V Preservation docked at Silver Bay Marina)

August 24 - 25, 2019

This event is put together to get our non-active GLSPS Members together and experience first hand what it's like to dive off the Society's Research vessel the RV Preservation.  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 GLSPS.  Whatever level you decide, there is a place for you as an 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 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 unforeseen event.

Itinerary (Tentative)

Most project participants arrive Friday (August 23) evening and sleep onboard the vessel.  (First come, first served for bunk location!)  If enough participants are willing and able, a Friday evening dive on the Hesper can be arranged.

Saturday:  After breakfast on board, departure from the dock is 9:00 AM sharp!  Since this is a “fun” dive project, departure is a little more relaxed than a typical work project.  Generally, we can get 2 or 3 dives on the Madeira, and/or a dive under Split Rock Lighthouse.  Lunch is served on board and tanks filled between dives.

This year, and if participants agree, the third dive could be on the Charlie Anchor. This will be a mix of wreck diving and lake bottom structure diving.

Dinner:  Saturday night is “on your own” with the group at a local restaurant.  After dinner, we could have a campfire on the shore at the marina by the beach area?

Sunday:  The day comes early as we head out and around the breakwater to the Hesper.  This wreck is well protected so we can get 2 dives in before heading back to the dock to clean up the boat and head back to reality.

Thank you to all that participate in this project.  We hope you have fun diving the shipwrecks the active members enjoy and learning about GLSPS Projects and procedures.  Hopefully, you will be able to participate in a future GLSPS Project.

Watch for the report and pictures of this project in the "Projects Archive" page on the GLSPS website soon after the project.

Safe diving,



Jack Decker

Event Leader

Phil Kerber
GLSPS President
Captain - RV Preservation