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Great Lakes

Discussion in 'Central United States' started by DiverDownDave, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. CAPTAIN SINBAD

    CAPTAIN SINBAD Divemaster Candidate

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    Hi Dave. I am also in the same boat as you. Planning my first dives in the Great Lakes. As you know already it is a big area so my goal is to start with sites that are closer. This leaves Lake Superior out for another time. Here is what I would try to hit:

    1) St Lawrence Seaway
    2) Osprey Dive Charters near Buffalo NY
    3) Tobermory.

    I am not sure which area you are from but if you happen to be close to DC then lets plan something.
     
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  2. DiverDownDave

    DiverDownDave Solo Diver

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    Good suggestions by all, seems there's WAY more to the lakes than I anticipated.
     
  3. Chris H

    Chris H Barracuda

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    I vote for Presque Isle Michigan/Lake Huron. You didn’t define “deeper” But these wrecks are in the 160-200ft range and the visibility is typically spectacular.
     
  4. fish149

    fish149 Photographer

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    +1 for Osprey charters in NY.
    I've also dove in Port sanilac, MI on some really cool wrecks. Four Fathoms was the outfit I dove with.
     
  5. DiverDownDave

    DiverDownDave Solo Diver

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    Since there is so many different places to dive the lakes, perhaps narrowing it down a bit would help.

    How about suggestions to see the old wooden or steam driven wooden ships? Depth of 200 or less.
     
  6. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    There are likely other options, but I might suggest getting something like Kohl's book on the shipwercks of the Great Lakes, reading/researching what sounds interesting, and plan from that.

    Seawolf Communications, Inc.

    We can answer questions on the wrecks we have been on.

    This will at least give you an understanding of the magnitude to the answer of your question, it also can then be a "bucket list maker" for years to come. What we have here in the Great Lakes is just amazing...
     
  7. pinshootr

    pinshootr Divemaster Candidate

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    Straights Of Mackinaw good selection of wooden wrecks.
     
  8. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid

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    The Great Lakes Diving Guide by Cris Kohl is the book to get.
     
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  9. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid

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    Regina and the Mary Alice B out of the Port Sanilac area were great! Can't wait to go back!
     
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  10. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid

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    Let's put it this way. There are so many Great Lakes wrecks to dive that I have little interest in diving salt water. But then I got into diving to dive GL wrecks. :D
     

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