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Wisconsin Inland Lake Diving

Discussion in 'Central United States' started by Dubious, Oct 19, 2020.

  1. Dubious

    Dubious ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Wisconsin allows diving at all lakes unless local ordinances specify otherwise. This means there are hundreds of lakes to dive with Clear or moderately clear conditions. Wife buddy and I have been trying to explore as many new lakes as we can. Here are some of our dives from this year.

    Dive Site: Marl Lake
    Location: King, WI
    Lake Depth: 59 Feet
    Visibility: 10 feet



    Dive Site: Shadow Lake
    Location: Waupaca, WI
    Lake Depth: 41 feet
    Visibility: 10 feet, 0 feet below thermocline at 25 feet



    Dive Site: Crystal Lake
    Location: Plymouth, WI
    Lake Depth: 61 feet
    Visibility: 10-15 feet

     
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  2. Dubious

    Dubious ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Dive Site: Long Lake
    Location: Saxeville, WI
    Lake Depth: 71 Feet
    Visibility: around 10 feet



    Dive Site: West Point Dive Park
    Location: Redgranite, WI
    Lake Depth: 40 feet?
    Visibility 15 feet
    Additional Details: Private Quarry ran by Mountain Bay Scuba



    Dive Site: Elkhart Lake
    Location: Elkhart, WI
    Lake Depth: 119 feet
    Visibility: 15-20 feet

     
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  3. Kupu

    Kupu Polliwog ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Nice videos, thanks for sharing! A bit of inspiration for me.

    During our teen years, my sister and I spent summers staying on Lake Wisconsin. We would sometimes go to Baraboo and visit Devils Lake State Park to swim, my memory is of clear water and large boulders in certain areas. Devils Lake has been on my mind as a place to return to for a visit, and as a place to dive. Good to know there are plenty of additional dive possibilities to look into.
     
  4. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I dived at Devils for the first time maybe two months ago. Yes, lots of large boulders that attract the fish.
     
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  5. Dubious

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    It has been on my mind too. I have yet to dive there.

    When my coworkers, friends, and even strangers learn my wife and I dive, they seem surprised to learn people dive our inland lakes. Most expect us to be traveling to the ocean. I think this is unfortunate.
     
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  6. Whitrzac

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    I dive devils lake a few times a month. The vis went downhill pretty quick after the rains started this fall.
     
  7. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Location: Great Lakes
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    I’m up to Wazee this coming weekend as Devils viz is so bad.
     
  8. sh0ck1999

    sh0ck1999 Angel Fish

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    There's a bunch of great lakes to dive in Waukesha county. I've been in lake Pewaukee, pine, silver, nagawicka , nemahbin, okauchee, moose, lower genessee, lake Beulah and brown lake . And maybe a few others in that area. Typical conditions cold and 1-20ft of viz depending on the weather. But all of those lakes are full of treasure. We are always finding old bottles like 1890s Blatz beer bottles old ,medicine bottles embossed with doctors names. And of course lots of anchors.
     
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  9. Dubious

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    Dive Site: Long Lake
    Location: Sheboygan and Fond du Lac County
    Lake Depth: 47 feet
    Visibility: 15 feet

     
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