This is the second annual fun dive on the north shore with a local (Twin Cities) dive shop. This year's dive shop again will be Air Down There Scuba! Other dive shops associated with the GLSPS are certainly welcome to set up their own "Fun Dives" on the North Shore on-board the RV Preservation.
As a member, you can register for Saturday, Sunday or both. Please let us know by both registering at the sponsored dive shop or by calling Phil Kerber.
$25 for food for both days. $12 for food for just one day, GLSPS membership required. sign up as a member by clicking on "Join as a Member" on the front page of the website. Or if you are already a member, and have expired, please be sure you renew your membership.
GLSPS Fun Dive Project
(R/V Preservation docked at Silver Bay Marina Slip # D 17)
Saturday and or Sunday, July 8 - 9, 2017
This event is put together to get our non active GLSPS Members together. Members can also see first hand how we do things on-board the vessel which we make as safe and organized as possible. This is NOT a cattle boat like you would see with some Charters. It is an excellent way to join us and have the opportunity to be more active in the Society. What ever level you decide to be at, there is a place for you as a active member. We are always striving to gain new members and especially active members that like to dive and participate in the projects the GLSPS provides.
Diving off the GLSPS Research vessel the RV Preservation, is one of the benefits of being a member. This is without a doubt the largest benefit the members have and can enjoy both divers and NON divers!
The event fills up fast because of the popularity so please don't hesitate to register ASAP.
Please note: This schedule and dive locations could change at any time due to weather, lake conditions or any other unforeseen issues.
Itinerary (Unless weather alters the plan)
Saturday July 8, 2017:
12:00 Noon - Meet at the Divers Dock at the Silver Bay Marina Boat Launch
12:30 PM - Boat safety Briefing and Depart from dock for the Madeira.
Please Note: Lunch will be served while motoring to the Madeira
1:30 2:30 PM – First dive commences.
Begin filling tanks when first dive team returns and continue to fill until all tanks are filled for all teams while taking a surface interval.
3:30 - Second dive commences on the Madeira if ready and sufficient surface interval has been achieved, start short briefing.
4:30 PM - First dive team returns. Start pumping tanks if another dive is agreed upon.
5:00 PM - Second Dive Team Returns. Start pumping tanks if another dive has been decided.
If another dive and location is decided, most likely the Hesper for a shallow dive.
5:30 PM - Cruise back to Silver Bay Marina
6:30 PM - Return to the divers dock to unload gear. Before or after, a group photo is done.
7:30 PM - Dinner at local restaurant of the groups choosing with your friends from the GLSPS
Sunday, July 9, 2017: (Same Schedule as above for the Air Down There Scuba) Or, if the group wants to dive the Sunday's schedule, please give us a call and we will make it happen!
Another option is just dive the Hesper from the Boat? Makes for a shorter dive and departing for home much quicker!
Thank you to all participants that joined us, we hope you have a great time.
GLSPS Fun Dives with Air Down There Scuba 2017
Every year the GLSPS invites dive shops to dive with the GLSPS on-board their Research Vessel the RV Preservation. It is our way to thank the Dive shops for participating in the UMSAT Show and as a partnership in the diving industry. The last two years only one dive shop has stepped up to take advantage of the GLSPS invite. This year for the Fun Dives Air Down There Scuba joined the GLSPS again to enjoy shipwreck diving along the North Shore of Lake Superior on-board the RV Preservation.
As usual, we had a great time diving the shipwrecks with ADT Scuba’s group of divers. Before each dive we present a detailed history of each shipwreck site, a detailed description of the site using underwater drawings of the wreck by fellow colleagues of the GLSPS. Then we dive with the participants to give them a personal underwater tour of the wrecks. We know the shipwrecks very well since we Monitor and Document them every year. There has been a rumor that there is much more wreckage to see on the Madeira than most know?? Maybe? You will have to join us for a Fun Dive to find out!
If you are a dive shop and are interested in joining us on a GLSPS sponsored Fun Dive, please contact the GLSPS at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the event and process. You can also visit our website at www.glsps.org for more information about the Fun Dives and the schedule of events calendar for the summer season of projects. The calendar is typically available by the end of February each year. Please feel free to check the Calendar after that.
Please join us for a few fun dives and projects this coming year!
Fun Dive for the Dive Shops Program Leader
Captain - RV Preservation Research Vessel