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If we are allowed to have a physical Show
The Date and Venue for 2021 UMSAT Show!!

April 9 - 10, 2021

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

Saturday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Main Show

(Meet and Greet Party with Food and Beverages)
At The Holiday Inn Hospitality Room
(Next Door to Jimmy's)
7:00 PM to 11:00 PM


If we have a Virtual Show Only
The dates would be

April 6 - 10, 2021

There will be one speaker each night 
starting at 7:00 PM

Saturday will have two speakers and
the GLSPS Awards Event 
Stay tuned for the Lineup of Speakers for 2021

For more information on the upcoming 2021 UMSAT Show, please visit

If you are interested in joining the UMSAT Show Planning Committee, please email us at

Or, contact Mary Lillimo at "Show Chairperson", or Phil Kerber, "President", 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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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!

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Underwater Basket Weaving

Sunday, September 13, 2020, 12:30 PM until 3:30 PM
Golden Acres on Square Lake
15150 Square Lake Trail North
Stillwater, MN  55082
Additional Info:
Dean Soderbeck
Project Leader
651-483-8596 (p)
651-483-8596 (c)
2020 Projects
Registration is required
Payment In Full At Event Only
Please register online or through Dean Soderbeck. Bring your own Dive Equipment, air tank (s), and exposure suits. Please contact your local dive shop to rent any equipment you might need. Or contact Dean Soderbeck to see if he might have a piece of dive equipment to spare.
$5.00 (pay at venue)
$5.00 (pay at venue)

BSA Scuba Venture Crew 820 & GLSPS 9th Annual Underwater Basket Weaving Event.

Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 12:30 PM

The event is a joint effort with BSA and GLSPS Members.

There will be a slight fee of $5.00 at the event for basket making materials if anyone would like to participate. 

This event will take place Sunday afternoon, starting at 12:30 pm at Golden Acres located on Square Lake.  The address is, 15150 Square Lake Trail North, Stillwater, MN 55082 (Southeast side of Square Lake) (Golden Acres vehicle and per-person fees are not included.)

GLSPS members can just watch or join in on the fun with a basket kit (Included with your $10.00 fee) to try your skills underwater. Divers will need to provide all their own dive equipment, including, air tank, regulators, exposure suits, and other personal dive equipment.

Divers from BSA Scuba Venture Crew 820 will team up with divers from the Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society (GLSPS) on this event. We do need additional volunteers to serve as shore support.

All participants can hopefully enjoy a sunny day, and hopefully the visibility of the lake will be in our favor this year, with water temperature averages about 60 to 65 degrees this time of the year.

Scouts will measure and cut pieces according to the basket kit directions and pre-assembled the base prior to diving. The weavers will use the small round reed basket kit pattern the Scout shop sells, which is a 3”x 3”x 3” Natural Rattan Reed. This is the easiest way to work with the weaving while under water, with the extra side material some of the scout’s baskets could be quite tall.

Scouts typically arrive in uniform to represent the Scout format.

The bottom time expected is anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half, the Scouts can complete weaving the sides while kneeling on dive platform, which is at 20-feet deep. They can finish the top loops back on land after the baskets dry out.


Underwater Basket Weaving agenda:

12:30 pm -- Go over logistics and pair up divers (beach area) assemble dive equipment. Hand out 3”x 3”x 6” Natural Rattan Reed basket kits and go over directions.

1:00 pm - Pre-assemble base on shore prior to diving, put completed base and side reed material in mesh bags (provided).

1:30 pm - Divers team up and surface swim to dive platform as a group, descend to platform 24 feet deep to weave sides of baskets. (60 minute bottom time is usual)

2:30 pm - Paired divers surface swim back to shore and break down equipment, top loops on baskets finished on shore, they need to dry out to finish tops.

3:30pm  - Head home Sign-up cutoff date is Friday August 30th.

 For more information about the outing please call Dean Soderbeck.  His information is below.

Dean Soderbeck
Adviser, BSA Scuba Venture Crew 820
GLSPS, 2nd Vice President