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Dedicated to Saving our Shipwrecks "From Prevention to Preservation"
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GLSPS Annual Fundraiser!!

2019 UMSAT Show Website

New Date and Venue for 2019 UMSAT Show!!

April 12 - 13, 2019

Friday 7:00 to 10:00 PM
Saturday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
(Including After Party with food and Beverages)

New Location for 2019!
For more information on the 2018 UMSAT show, and the upcoming 2019 UMSAT Show, please visit

UMSAT Show 2019 Advertising Hanging Poster

If you are interested in joining the UMSAT Show Planning Committee, please email us at or contact Ken Merryman at or Phil Kerber at

Here are the Links to Important Exhibitors Documents

UMSAT Show 2019 Exhibitors Contract W/ Registration Form 

UMSAT Show 2019 Exhibitor Sponsors Registration Form

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. 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. 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.

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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Announcing our 17th Annual UMSAT Show

Saturday, March 25th, 2017
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Awards Banquet Dinner - 7:00 to 10:00 PM

New Location for 2017!
DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington - Minneapolis South
7800 Normandale Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55439
Here is the photo link to the 2017 UMSAT Show
Stay with us for a Weekend Getaway,
Click the link below to reserve your room
Don't miss the kickoff event, "Friday Night at the Movies"
Friday, March 24th, 2017
7:00 to 10:00 PM




To learn more, please visit the UMSAT Show website by clicking on the link below


UMSAT Show Website

Is your business related to Scuba Diving or Adventure Travel?

You can be a Platinum, Gold or Silver Sponsor for the Show!
Please click on the link below to print the Registration Form.
If you are a related business in scuba diving and travel, and would like to participate as an Exhibitor in our EXPO,  please click on the button below for the contract and registration form to send us.

UMSAT Show 2016 Exhibitors Contract

If you would like to help promote the UMSAT Show, please contact us for additional information on how you can help.
If you have any need for training, dive gear, repair services, tropical dive trips or charters to the great lakes, please use any of the sponsors listed below.  You can click on any of the logos to find them on their websites.  The logos are also on the front page of the UMSAT Show Website.


If you kept your program books from the previous show, it has very valuable information in it that you can use throughout the year, including Dive Shops, Charter Services, repair services, and dive equipment.  Please patronize the local businesses that advertise in the program book and listed as sponsors on the site.  They may likely have a discount if you tell them you found their ad in the UMSAT Show Program Book!

If you would like to Advertise in the UMSAT Show Program Book, please contact us.


If you would like to VOLUNTEER to help at the show, please click on "Contact Us" and send Bob Nelson an email.
A free UMSAT Show t-shirt is given to all volunteers!

Awards Banquet 2017

After the show...
Divers, historians, show speakers and shipwreck enthusiasts will join us to socialize,
have a catered dinner and honor our 2017 GLSPS Dive Industry Award Winners!

Attendees will also enjoy an encore presentation from our Feature Speaker



Below are the Platinum, Gold and Silver Sponsors of the 2017



Please give them the recognition by patronizing their businesses and visiting or calling them at their stores.



 Please Click on the Logos Below to Gain Access to their Websites


Platinum - Sponsors for the 2017 UMSAT Show





     MidWest School of Diving

Gold - Sponsors for the 2017 UMSAT Show





Silver - Sponsors for the 2017 UMSAT Show







We uploaded many pictures of the past UMSAT Shows to the GLSPS Photo Album Page.  Please take a moment to check it out by clicking on this link.




Past UMSAT shows have proven to be amazing

and entertaining, you DO NOT want to miss this year's show!




 Mark You Calendars, the 2017 UMSAT Show will begin Friday, March 24, 2017

for the Friday Night at the Movies

Starting at 7:00 PM and Goes until 10:00 PM.


Saturday March 25, 2017 is the Main Show

and will be held at the

Double Tree by Hilton, Bloomington, MN.



UMSAT Show Committee

Show Cell - 612-567-3305


Closing Report

After The Show

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KSTP 5 Interview About the Upcoming Show


We hope you were able to attend the 2017 UMSAT Show and enjoyed the knowledge and story sharing experience.  If you missed it, look for future communications so that you can save the date for 2018!

We had a lot of positive feed back about the show this year.  Those of you that missed it, missed an AWESOME show!  

Our annual event is intended to achieve several important goals:

  • Raise funds for the sustainment of the R/V Preservation and key annual projects
  • Gather the community of divers, historians, and enthusiasts who share the vision of preserving shipwrecks
  • Provide a speaker series to educate and promote awareness of diverse maritime topics
  • Celebrate the contributions of key members of our community through annual awards

Many Thanks!

The GLSPS Board of Directors would like to thank all of the generous participants, GLSPS members, exhibitors, sponsors, local dive shops, Local County Sheriff's Departments, including the public.  We would like to especially thank the speakers, which were a large part of making the show successful. 

A special thanks to our show program advertisers, exhibitors, sponsors, and contributors for their items they donated for the silent auction and raffle.  Without their participation and generous donations, the goals of the UMSAT show could not be met.

We would also like to extend our deepest thank you to all the volunteers that helped! 

A special thanks to our friends from the east - Ghost Ships Festival in Milwaukee.

Visit the UMSAT Show website for more info and view photos from the 2017 UMSAT Show, here is the link to the Photo Album

Keep your show program books, as it has very valuable information in it.  You can use it throughout the year to you find - dive shops for training, dive equipment, charter services, repair services.  Please patronize the local businesses that advertise in the program book and listed as sponsors on the site. They may even have a discount if you tell them you found their ad in the UMSAT Show program book!

Don’t forget to support our Platinum, Gold, and Silver sponsors throughout the coming year

2017 Show Sponsors!

Please give them the recognition by patronizing their businesses and visiting or calling them at their stores.

Platinum Sponsors
Air Down There Logo 2x1Aquaventure Logo 2x1 Midwest School of Diving Logo 2x1
Gold Sponsors
Scuba Style Logo 2x1North Shore Scenic Cruises Logo 2x1Scuba Center Logo 2x1

Silver Sponsors

JW Fishers Logo 2x1

We certainly hope you enjoyed the 2017 UMSAT Show this year.  Please let us know if we can improve the show in the future.  If you or anyone of your colleagues would like to present at our show, please contact us by email at, or or by the UMSAT Show phone at, 612-567-3305.

Have a great day and hope to see you at the next UMSAT Show 2018

UMSAT Show Committee

GLSPS Board of Directors