This event is created to give an opportunity to be able to become a member and dive off the GLSPS Research Vessel without being on a project. It is a chance to see how the GLSPS engages in their projects aboard the vessel.
We are inviting GLSPS members to join us for this experience. The fees that are associated with this event are $35.00 for members and $65.00 for Non Members becoming a member.
The $60.00 for non members includes, food, air-fills between dives and a GLSPS "Crew" Membership.
The $35.00 fee is only for current members to split food costs and air-fills between dives. This also is sleeping aboard the RV Preservation if you desire. If you are already a member, the fee will only be $35.00. If interested, please register for this really cool event.
Important: For all diving operations on-board the RV Preservation and following the GLSPS Protocol, all diving participants will need to print, read, understand and sign the Liability Release, Waiver and Medical Forms 24 hours before the event. Here is the Link.
GLSPS Master Liability Waivers - Medical Forms
Please Note: If you answer "Yes" on any questions in the Medical Form, you will need to fill out the second page of the medical form with a signature from your doctor that you are cleared for diving. Please bring signed forms with you. If we have to hand you the forms at the boat, GLSPS protocol based on the diving industries rules say that you are not able to dive.
The diving itinerary is listed below.
If you have any questions about the event, please contact Jack Decker. Contact info below.
We hope to see a few familiar and new faces.
Fun Dive Itinerary:
7:00 AM = Wake up, use shore facilities and depart by 8:00 AM. Breakfast on-board while cruising to the Madeira.
9:00 AM - Arrive at the Madeira Shipwreck - Decide to dive which dive site first and second, (bow or stern).
11:00 - 11:30 AM - Second dive on the Madeira. (Depending on how fast tanks are filled).
12:00 - Lunchtime starts onboard while filling tanks.
1:00 PM Group will decide if they want to make another dive on Madeira or cruise to Split Rock Light House Boulder field.
1:30 Commence diving until 2:30 or so.
3:00 Dive Charlie Anchor (If the group would like). (Or Sunday)
5:00 Depart no later than 5:00 PM to cruise back to the Silver Bay Marina.
6:00 - Dinner at a local restaurant.
10:00 - Lights out on the RV Preservation.
7:00 AM - Wake up and start breakfast underway.
8:00 AM Depart for the dive destination the Group chooses.
9:00 AM - Commence diving - Depending what the group decides on, "Just for Fun" or "Charlie Anchor", "Hesper" or all.
10:00 AM Second dive on a site of the groups choice.
12:00 Start lunch on-board
1:00 PM - A third dive of the groups choice
3:00 Depart dive-site for Silver Bay Marina to conclude the rest of the weekend.
4:30 to 5:00 PM unload boat clean and head home. (So sad to leave)!
We'll hope to see you at the event!