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al248005

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Is there any other charter services out of Ohio besides Holiday and Discovery out of the Cleveland area. I looked online and these were the only two that came up and I'm not even so sure that Holiday does scuba charters to Lake Erie. Some websites say they do but their own doesn't acknowledge scuba charters at all. Has anyone had any experiences with either of these two places and are they very accommodating to a single diver? I know discovery needs at least 6 to go. I'm from eastern Ohio that's why I am looking for charters in Ohio to keep the drive halfway decent. Cleveland is about 3 hrs from my house.
 

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It's not a charter service but my brother has a boat near Toledo that he offered up for some diving out near the islands this summer. While he doesn't dive two of my other brothers and I do and he (my non-diving bro) has decent local knowledge of the lake. So we will be just looking to split fuel and he can help figure out where the interesting wrecks are. There is also a guy up near Benton Harbor that will be looking for fuel splits to dive eastern lake Michigan, I forget his name on SB but if you look around here in the GLWC area you'll find his thread.
 

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Will do Mike, I'll prolly post it up here when we get some dates nailed down. BTW: the guy over by eastern lake Michigan goes by superstar on here.
 

CDNScubaMoose

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Is there any other charter services out of Ohio besides Holiday and Discovery out of the Cleveland area. I looked online and these were the only two that came up and I'm not even so sure that Holiday does scuba charters to Lake Erie. Some websites say they do but their own doesn't acknowledge scuba charters at all. Has anyone had any experiences with either of these two places and are they very accommodating to a single diver? I know discovery needs at least 6 to go. I'm from eastern Ohio that's why I am looking for charters in Ohio to keep the drive halfway decent. Cleveland is about 3 hrs from my house.

You may want to consider Osprey Charters - they are based in Westfield NY right on Lake Erie. It might be a slightly longer drive but the dive boat is extremely well set up. The wrecks tend to be on the deeper side so an AOW would be a good idea.
 

Divin'Papaw

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You may want to consider Osprey Charters - they are based in Westfield NY right on Lake Erie. It might be a slightly longer drive but the dive boat is extremely well set up. The wrecks tend to be on the deeper side so an AOW would be a good idea.

My thought exactly. If I lived in eastern Ohio, I'd be hitting them several times a summer. Awesome operation and a good number of very cool wrecks.
 

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Sorry its an old thread, but I just saw it now.

I've dove with the Holiday several times - well worth it. Aqua Specialists out of Rocky River always arranged "dusk dives" every year in August and some of September for every Wednesday evening. Good deal for fifty bucks, as you get one tank, a sub sandwich with a drink, and a trip leaving from deep in the Cuyahoga river, out to some near shipwrecks (not all that great) to mostly fun dives over the old cribs and thier rubble fields. One dive we did was over the shipwreck Austin, (I think), and my buddy and I missed the wreck but found a giant ship anchor 20 - 30 yards to the northeast of the wreck - an anchor so huge, I could swim under it in the opening under the crossbar.

They need six divers to sign up. I remember one time we went out and one of the DM's kept checking sites and all sites had horrible vis, so John Norris, (shop owner at AS), said "well, we can always do the Jacks", and since we all wanted to get wet, we anchored off of Burke airport shore which was made up of huge concrete "jacks" and the vis was really good between ten and 35 ft. Muddier above and below those lines. Fun dive with powerful dive lights.

Vis gets better the more east you go (towards NY), but I've seen 40 ft in front of Cleveland before. Late summer gets best vis after calm days. I take my own boat out to the stadium rubble reefs in front of Lakewood, and its decent, but I prefer Cozumel.
 

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If anyone sets up an Osprey Charter please let me know. I won't make it back to MI nearly as often in the future and Osprey is an easy drive from my new location.

Paula
 

nwohiodiver

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Hey all...keep me informed of any and all. Will drive to a boat wherever moored. Want to get some serious lake diving in this year be it Erie, Huron, or beyond.

Ryan.
 

Wolver

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T. Bix, I am sure that PvtStash and myself will be able to meet up with you for these boat dives as well. We are both in Toledo so it will work out great. I also plan on hitting Sanilac Shores a few times this year, I will post the details once known.
 
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