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GLSPS Annual Fundraiser!!

UMSAT Show Website

Date and Venue for 2020 UMSAT Show!!

April 3 - 4, 2020

Emmy Award
Winning Underwater Videographer!
Becky Kagen Schott

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 12:00 AM

For more information on the 2019 UMSAT show, and the upcoming 2020 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

2020 UMSAT Show Exhibitors Contract

UMSAT Show 2020 Exhibitors 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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GLSPS Project Sponsors

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!

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.

For the last two years the Wenonah has been laid up in dry dock to replace the entire steel bottom of the boat in order to pass the Coast Guard Safety Inspection. 
The Wenonah will hopefully be ready for service in 2020.

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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Hamilton - Scourge Monitoring Program ---- Postponed!!

Monday, June 17, 2019, 8:00 AM until Saturday, June 29, 2019, 5:00 PM
Lake Ontario - Hamilton - Scourge Shipwreck
Himilton, ON  

Ken Merryman
Registration is required
Payment At Event Only
Special handling and consideration are required for this project. A hand-picked group of dive pioneers was selected by Ken Merryman, Program/Project Leader. If any additional questions need to be addressed, please contact Ken Merryman, his contact information is on Contact Us button on the left side of the GLSPS website.
Available Slots:
No Fee

The Hamilton - Scourge Monitoring Project has been Postponed Until Next Year!

The Hamilton Scourge Monitoring Project is one of a kind program that required very deep diving.  The GLSPS and Project Leader must handpick participants and interview each one to determine the worthiness of being part of this program.

The Program:

To monitor the USA two wartime wood clad ships that were sunk in Canadian waters.  We will be using 3D photography and video to create a photo Mosaic for monitoring these historical wartime shipwrecks.

This will require a Program Leader, four or more rebreather divers, Safety and Training Officer and Archaeologist to monitor the process and without disturbing any of the shipwreck's content or equipment.

The diving operations will be performed from Ken Merryman's boat named the "Hey Boy".  All necessary Safety equipment and support equipment will be located on the Hey Boy as the main dive operations vessel.

The hand-picked participants on this Program / Project are:

1. Ken Merryman - Program Leader and Co Safety Officer (DSO).
2. Tamara Tompsen - Safety Officer (DSO) Diver - USA Archaeologist
3. Brett Seymour - Diver - Videographer
4. Evan Kovacs - Diver - Videographer
5. Carri Sowden - Canadian Archaeologist 
6. Becky K Schott - Videographer
7. Dave Schott - Videographer
8. Tom Crossman - ROV Operator/owner
9. Nathalie Lasselyn
10. Terri Irvin
11. Greg Hilliard

Important Note:  Multiple Liability Release and Waiver Forms will need to be printed, read, understood and signed 24 hours before the program/project is started.   Please click on this link to obtain your copies of the GLSPS Master Liability Release and Waiver Forms.  Here.

The itinerary will be set up as the time of the event draws near.  A Monitoring Plan has been created and will be used on this program/project.  Please ask for a copy of it if you are part of this event only!

Ken Merryman
Program/ Project Leader