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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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Check out the most beautiful magazine ever produced in Northern Minnesota!

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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Fun Dive On RV Preservation Research Vessel

Saturday, June 30, 2018, 7:00 AM until Sunday, July 1, 2018, 5:00 PM
Silver Bay Marina
99 Beach Drive
Silver Bay, MN  55614

Lee R Fredrickson
612-308-4979 (p)
Registration is required
Payment In Advance Or At Event
Bring your signed GLSPS Liability Release, Waiver and Medical Forms. Please bring your cold water diving equipment and dry suits. If you are diving below 60 FFW, please bring a redundant air system (pony bottle).
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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 both members and non-members to join us for this experience.  The fees that are associated with this event are $60.00 or $35.00.  The $60.00 includes, food, air-fills between dives and a GLSPS "Crew" Membership for Non Members.   The $35.00 fee is 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.

The diving itinerary is listed below.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Lee Fredrickson.  Contact info below.

With Lee F as your Program Leader his humor will guarantee you a good time!  

We hope to see a few familiar and new faces.

Lee Fredrickson

Program Leader



Fun Dive Itinerary:

Saturday June 30:

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 - Lunch time starts on-board 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 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 local restaurant.  

10:00 - Lights out on the RV Preservation.

Sunday July 1:

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!