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GLSPS Annual Fundraiser!!

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New 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
(Meet and Greet Party with food and Beverages)
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 or Phil Kerber 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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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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Underwater Pumpkin Carving

Sunday, October 6, 2019, 12:00 PM until 5:00 PM
Square Lake at Golden Acres
15150 Square Lake Trail North
Stillwater, MN  55082

651-483-8596 - Dean S
Dean Soderbeck
651-483-8596 (p)
Registration is recommended
Bring your dive gear, pumpkin, and dry cloths. If you need to rent gear, please contact Dean Soderbeck. His info in on the event page of the GLSPS website.
No Fee

 Scuba Crew 820 Hosts its Fifth annual underwater pumpkin carving EVENT                                Sunday October  06, 2019

Click Here for Official Flyer

Click Here for the Photos of the 2017 Event 

Scuba Crew 820 News – 12:30 PM, October 6, 2019                                                      

Underwater Pumpkin Carving

Square Lake  a
t Golden Acres 
15150 Square Lake Trail Stillwater MN 55082 (South side of Square lake).                                                                                                          

No tricks!  Diving’s a treat!  As a warm-up for Halloween and fall, BSA Venture Scuba Crew 820 invites certified divers from around the Twin Cities to join them carving pumpkins at Square Lake near Stillwater, on an underwater dive training platform, 22 feet down. 

“Bring your own pumpkins”

If you need equipment there is a $30 cost for the outing: includes 1 tank of air, wet-suit, hood,    gloves, BC, regulator, carving tools, and FUN.  (If we do not have a wet suit that fits you, you will have to rent one on your own)  (Golden Acres vehicle and per-person fees are not included)

The water temperatures should be in the 60-degree range, with the best water visibility of the season!  The pumpkins will spill their guts out on shore prior to the dive and then add some Scout-rendered underwater “vegetable surgery”.  Last year it took a mere 32 minutes of underwater precision carving to turn ordinary garden gourds in to underwater masterpieces!     

To register, we need your name, age, phone number, height, weight, and shoe size.           

Sign-up cutoff date is Wednesday, October 2nd.    


For more information about the outing call                 

Dean Soderbeck

Advisor, BSA Scuba Venture Crew 820                                             

GLSPS, 2nd Vice President