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GLSPS Annual Fundraiser!!

UMSAT Show Website

New Date and Venue for 2020 UMSAT Show!!

April 3 - 4, 2020

Emmy Award
Winning Underwater Videographer!
Becky Kagen Schott

Friday Night at the Movies
7:00 to 10:00 PM

Saturday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
(Meet and Greet Party with food and Beverages)
7:00 PM to 12:00 AM

For more information on the 2019 UMSAT show, and the upcoming 2020 UMSAT Show, please visit

If you are interested in joining the UMSAT Show Planning Committee, please email us at or contact Mary Lillimo at or Phil Kerber 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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Check out the most beautiful magazine ever produced in Northern Minnesota!

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.
Prins Willem
The Dredge 906

Jay Hanson from North Shore Scenic Cruises has helped the GLSPS on many projects. Jay has many years of experience as a Captain, dive shop owner, dive instructor and commercial diver.

Jay has taken a different path for the past few years and his scuba charters are no longer available. However, in 2012, Jay purchased the Wenonah which was previously used to transport people from Grand Portage, MN to Isle Royale, MI. He now offers day cruises on the North Shore of Lake Superior and is docked at the Silver Bay, MN Marina.

For the last two years the Wenonah has been laid up in dry dock to replace the entire steel bottom of the boat in order to pass the Coast Guard Safety Inspection. 
The Wenonah will hopefully be ready for service in 2020.

If you are interested in booking a 2 hour - day charter cruise on the North Shore of Lake Superior, please click on the logo above for information on joining him and his staff on a north shore day cruise.

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The Pirates Are Coming To Minnesota



Please Join Us For The



Upper Midwest Scuba and Adventure Travel Show


The 2012 UMSAT show will be held at the lovely "Minneapolis Blvd Hotel" at 2200 Freeway Blvd Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. 


Map to Minneapolis Blvd Hotel 


Please Note:  The Hotel Venue has changed!  The show is is not at the Northland Inn in Brooklyn Park. 


The voyage begins on February 24th through the 25th 2012.  The 13th annual Upper Midwest Scuba and Adventure Travel Show is presented by the Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society. 

This is a great event for anyone interested in all facets of scuba diving, shipwreck hunting, maritime history, underwater photography, extreme adventures and exotic vacations. 

Come hear about the exciting recovery efforts of notorious pirate Blackbeard’s ship Queen Anne’s Revenge as Dr. Mark Wilde-Ramsing director of Queen Anne’s Revenge shipwreck project tells his tale.  Catch the wave of 3-D with a 3-D underwater video presented by professional underwater videographer Evan Kovacs.  There will be a wealth of industry professionals to help you learn about scuba diving, shipwreck diving, local Minnesota destinations and help plan your next exotic adventure. 


Come get your feet wet on Saturday February 25th with the Discover Scuba classes.  For the more adventurous and advanced scuba divers who don’t want to blow underwater bubbles, there will also be Discover Re-breather classes on Saturday.   The UMSAT show includes a raffle, silent auction, exhibits by professionals with the latest scuba diving technology and an awards banquet at the end of the show.  On Friday, February 24th 2011, the UMSAT show will host the annual Friday Night at the Movies.  This is an excellent chance to see and hear your peers’ underwater adventures.  For more information and tickets, please visit the UMSAT Show Website at,


If you would like to Participate as an Exhibitor, please click on the "Exhibitor Contract Packet" link on the left column of this website. 


The Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization established in 1996 to stabilize and protect our deteriorating shipwrecks of the Great Lakes region.  The GLSPS sponsored scuba show began in 1999 to showcase shipwreck diving, sport diving and maritime history in the Great Lakes.  The show has expanded over the years to include:  ocean diving, technical diving, and adventure travel.  The UMSAT show is the major fundraiser to support the GLSPS projects that help preserve and document shipwrecks.  For more information about the GLSPS,  please visit their website at  




Below are the Platinum, Gold and Silver Sponsors for the 2012 UMSAT Show. 

Please give them the recognition


Patronizing their Businesses and Visiting them at their Booths.


Platinum - Sponsors for the 2012 UMSAT Show 





Gold - Sponsors for the 2012 UMSAT Show





 Silver - Sponsors for the 2012 UMSAT Show










 If you would like to learn more about the above sponsors or, to be a sponsor of the 2012 UMSAT Show, please click on the show logo above to view the UMSAT Show website and, to contact the Show Committee.



If you would like to volunteer and help the the day of the 2012 UMSAT Show, please click on the link button to register.               


   Register to Volunteer



Please join us at the UMSAT Show February 25, 2012. 

You will be amazed and Entertained!!




UMSAT Show Committee

Show Cell 612-516-9070 








The UMSAT Show is over and once again, it was another great show.  


Thank you to all the folks that attended, Sponsors, exhibitors, speakers and volunteers that made the

2012 Upper Midwest Scuba and Adventure Travel Show great!

Please return to this website for the highlights of the show as they are uploaded.

To learn more about what this year's show had to offer, please feel free to navigate the UMSAT Show website by clicking on any show logos or, enter the ULR into your web browser

If you have any need for instruction, dive gear, repair services, southern dive trips or charters to the great lakes, please use the sponsors below.

Please keep your program books you received at the show.  The program book has valuable information in it that you can use throughout the year.

Congratulations to the 2011 GLSPS Award Winners

The Three Award Winners are:

GLSPS Appreciation Award:  Sharon Provost

Dive Community Award:  Scott and Tracy Wemyss of Air Down There Scuba

GLSPS Special Acknowledgement Award:  Scott Anfinson