GLSPS 2013 Programs and Projects Schedule
Completed January 25, 2013
Project Registration will be available as the Project Leaders enter their Projects.
If Registration is not available for the project of interest, please check back daily.
Please Note: Any of the below projects are subject to change, postponed or cancelled at any time due to, weather, underwater visibility, volunteer participation or scheduling problems with the project personnel. The R/V Preservation’s location is also a deciding factor. You will be contacted by email if any changes occur or the project is cancelled.
2013 Programs and Projects
The GLSPS 2013 seasonal Programs and Project Schedule, indicated in Purple on
the events Calendar, include activities for both diving and non-diving
members to participate in. We encourage non-diving members to assist
with surface support and project documentation, whether keeping written
notes or photographing the project work.
check out the Project Sponsors listed on the lower left of this web
page. These sponsors will provide free air fills and 1/2 off rental for
any scuba gear needed for GLSPS projects you are participating in.
Please click on the logo to gain access to their website to find
the season, we usually present an Ice Diving Documentation Practice
Class on a shipwreck in Lake Minnetonka. In 2013 the Ice Dive was
scheduled but was tentative on ice conditions and personnel
availability. If you would like to learn more about documenting a
shipwreck in an overhead environment, please contact the Leader of this
project. (Certain requirements are required for this dive).
April every year, we plan a joint above water project between Superior
Public Museums, LSMMA, and the GLSPS. It involves a weekend of
preserving and stabilizing the SS Meteor Whale-back on Barkers Island in
Superior, WI. This is an above water project for all non-divers and
divers to enjoy. (Although encouraged, you do not have to be a member to join us)!
weeks before Memorial Day, we begin preparing our project boat, the R/V
Preservation, for summer projects on Lake Superior.
first part of June is when all the fun begins. We launch the R/V
Preservation and provide a cruise on the boat and a BBQ for members of
the GLSPS. After that weekend the GLSPS encourages participating in a
project by Registering. All programs and projects are educational,
entertaining, fun and ultimately rewarding. Occasionally, when the
class fills up, we offer the Under Water Tools and Procedures Class. It
will only take place if the class fills up for there is a fee
associated with the class to participate. Please don't hesitate to
register for the class if interested. The GLSPS will only run the class
if we have six or more students.
through September is when our underwater projects occur. As most of
these projects occur in or near Lake Superior, a common launch point is
the R/V Preservation, docked at Silver Bay Marina in Silver Bay MN.
(North of Two Harbors) or, Spirit Lake Marina where the boat ends up at the end of the season for the last few projects and winter layup.
size is limited on most projects so call the Project Leader to discuss
opportunities. They can provide a detailed description of the project
and what your time commitment will be, as well as any requirements for
participation. Descriptions and Registering for each project is
available by clicking on the Name of the Project in the "2013 Projects Schedule" section of this website page above.
- All divers will need to provide all their own cold-water diving gear.
- If there is stabilization work needed, you will be required to have completed the Tools and Techniques Class.
are work projects, so project supplies and fuel are provided by the
GLSPS, but food expenses will be shared by the participating members.
project has a Level associated with it. Please check the index below to see
if you qualify. (Please scroll to
bottom of this page to view).
- It is required to have your own health Insurance to participate in any of the Projects.
- It is also required to have D.A.N. Insurance or equivalent.
- Liability Releases are required for each participant by clicking on Master Liability and Waiver Forms to print read and sign before project starts. The boat cannot leave the dock until all forms are signed and reviewed.
The GLSPS Research Vessel, the R/V Preservation, will be available for use with many of the projects. Members, this is your opportunity to get involved and participate. Projects are open to GLSPS Members. Divers must have a certification from basic scuba diving to Advanced Open Water Diver certification or comparable experience, depending on project level. (See levels below). Level 3 to five require a level of advanced open water and sometimes advanced technical dive certifications. Stabilization Projects will require proprietary training and skills with preservation techniques and underwater tool handling. The GLSPS will offer annual training for this once per year as interest builds. If you are interested in any of the above projects, please contact any of the GLSPS Board Members and sign up early. Please remember, any of the above programs and projects can be changed, postponed or canceled at any time because of weather, underwater visibility, scheduling, lack of personnel and volunteers for the projects.
Level 1 – Non Diving Project
Level 2 – Basic Scuba Certification 20 logged dives Minimum
Level 3 – Advanced Open Water Certification – 30 Logged dives Minimum
Level 4 – Advanced Technical Diver / Occasional and light deco procedures - 60 or more logged dives
Level 5 – Advanced Trimix / Open Circuit and Re-breather deep diving / (Invitation only)
TT= Tools and techniques training required
OE= Overhead Environment
ID= Ice Diving Certification to dive but not limited to Surface Crewing
you will be able to join us as a volunteer on a project. We are
certain you will find the projects educational, have a lot fun and make a difference in helping preserve
We hope you will enjoy the project,
Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society / Board of Directors