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Need advice. Last minute plans. Duluth, Apostle Islands Bayfield area, etc

Discussion in 'Great Lakes Wrecking Crew' started by DirtRider, May 15, 2007.

  1. DirtRider

    DirtRider Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: NW suburbs of Chicago IL
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    I just decided to go visit a friend of mine up in Duluth and will be there May 19th (sat) through probably May 22nd (Tues). I know of a charter that we'll get on sat/sun/tues eve. After this my options are open until May 25th (friday) evening when I have to be in Montello, WI (about an hour north of Madison). Any ideas on where I could go and dive Wed, Thurs, or Fri?
    When I was a kid I used to go to the apostle islands with my family quite a bit. We did a bunch of sailing, kayaking, hiking, etc. I remember my dad used to dive up there but after doing a search it seems like that has really died off. Not sure why as the water was so clear we spotted a wreck while boating one time that was nearly 50 ft deep. So cool to see it right from the surface. Anyone know of any options up there?
    There is also Lake Wazee in Black River Falls which is right on my way back. Right now that is looking like it is probably my best option. Must one dive with a buddy at this place? Is it likely that there will be divers there during the middle of the week?
    Thanks!
     
  2. TPete61

    TPete61 Solo Diver

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    I dive the Apostle Islands almost every summer. I have hooked up with a guy from Clear Lake, WI. He runs dive charters in the area. He does have some type of website. So some internet search may bring it up. His first name is Dean. If I remember correctly he usually isn't ready until after Memorial Weekend. Mostly due to cold water temps. Wreck Diving is above average. There are a number of wrecks mostly less than 50' deep. Some partially intact and some debris fields. Visability ranges from 50'-100'.
     
  3. terfmop

    terfmop Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Indiana
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    I'm looking for a dive buddy that knows a good place to take a new diver in the Bayfield, WI area (doesn't necessarily have to be in the big lake). I'll be up there on 6/26(Tuesday).
     
  4. DirtRider

    DirtRider Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: NW suburbs of Chicago IL
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    This must be you buddy...
    http://www.northlandequipment.net/aboutus.htm
    I'll check that out but certainly am open to other options. If anyone in the area wants a buddy Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday morning let me know.
     
  5. TPete61

    TPete61 Solo Diver

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    He's the one....Northland Charters. Nice Guy...knows the wrecks quite well.
     
  6. CheddarChick

    CheddarChick Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Wisconsin
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    I love Lake Wazee. Usually go up there a couple of time a summer. Rent tanks from
    http://www.wazeesports.com If you call Keith there he might know of a buddy or go wih you. You will need a dive flag there. Costs for park fee at the lake, $12.00 last year...
     
  7. DirtRider

    DirtRider Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: NW suburbs of Chicago IL
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    I got in touch with Dean and he's not doing charters in the apostles until after memorial day so it looks like I'll do Lake Wazee. Bringing my bicycle and windsurfing gear with too so hopefully I'll get a chance to use it.

    Where is the best place to camp in the area? Lake Wazee sites have no electric, showers, etc and that is vital.

    What is funny is that I have microsoft mappoint 2006 (the latest one) and it doesn't even have Lake Wazee on it! Not just missing a name...the lake isn't there at all! How is that possible when it is the deepest one in WI and has been there about 20 yrs?
     

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