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Formerly 45yroldNewbie
08-25-2007, 18:57
How about a sub group of the Midwest that is specific to just the Great Lakes States. We could maybe make a master list of wrecks, quarries, and diver friendly lakes? I think we have a lot to offer for divers that can't afford the exotics and tropicals for every dive! We are centrally located and pretty damn friendly if I do say so myself!!:smiley2:

JugglingMonkeys
08-25-2007, 19:43
Indeed we are friendly!!
:smiley20:

BusDiver
08-27-2007, 07:19
third this motion. We are the largest collection of fresh water divers in the world. We need the respect. Heck, we could fit Hawaii in one of our lakes.

reservecops
08-27-2007, 08:23
Adding my vote for this ...

Formerly 45yroldNewbie
08-28-2007, 22:29
I can see this thread is going fast and furious :smilie39:

Here are a couple of links I've found so far.

http://www.scubachicago.com/ There is a wrecks link from here that will get you t oa pdf of wreck listings.

http://www.aandc.org/links/links_greatlakes.html several links (some dead) that have wreck info

Coaster
08-28-2007, 23:15
I'm in.

BusDiver
08-30-2007, 13:01
There is now a pacific northwest group and a northwest group. Huh? And we can't get liberated from the midwest group. Let our divers go!!!!

Great Lake Divers stand tall and be united!!!!

BusDiver
09-06-2007, 21:33
Scubatoy guys liberate us from the midwest. I love Missouri but in Michigan we consider those folks southern. A great lakes forum is needed. We will even take the Canadians. They have more in common with our diving then Oklahoma. (Where is Oklahoma?)

crosseyed95
09-07-2007, 19:56
I'm in..... I was originally looking for the "GOOD LOOKING GUYS WHO ARE RICH AND LIVE IN FLORIDA" but I don't live in Florida, I ain't rich, and you notice I don't have my picture posted...

BusDiver
09-07-2007, 21:43
I think you avatar and my avatar should go to the bar and order a few pints. Then we can create a plan to liberate our region from Iowa. What the heck does some from the UP have in common with folks from Missouri (a state in the south might I add)?

ScubaToys Larry
09-08-2007, 09:47
Ok guys... There you go!

Lake Diver
10-24-2007, 11:04
Hey guys, we're working on a Great Lakes section to our dive map...what do you think? We'll need a lot of help in getting info on dive sites/wrecks/etc so check back periodically on the site for more info!

THANKS!!

h2odragon1
10-24-2007, 11:34
there is another site, MidwestDive.com for those of us is the midwest. Newbie, have you tried chicago scuba meet-up? great place to fine dive buddies for a weekend dive, or find a charters on Lake michigan.

kyfriedchipper
11-04-2007, 22:52
Anyone on here ever dove in Lake Huron/North Channel? I went there for years as a kid camping - would love to hear if there are any great dives up there.

BuzzF117
11-25-2007, 18:34
I have gone with www.divechicago.com (http://www.divechicago.com) both times I dove Lake Michigan it was arranged through my LDS. Capt Bob is a top notch honest guy who works hard and has a great boat.

BuzzF117
11-25-2007, 18:35
My LDS does do a trip to the northern Great lakes every year. Next years trip is up in the U.P. of Michigan.

FroggDVR
11-25-2007, 21:37
When I am putting charters together for my LDS I use Windy City Diving.net Home Page (http://www.windycitydiving.net/index.htm)
This is Jim Gentile's boat and he runs out of Burnahm Harbor. Chicago. A 6 pack boat. Fast, lots of room and the fresh fruit between dives is a great treat. And no he says there is no relation to Gary Gentile.
When going out of Milwaukee. Len-der is the only way to go Len-Der: Milwaukee scuba diving charters to local shipwrecks, survey and salvage services, Lake Michigan, Great Lakes (http://www.len-der.com) Capt. Jerry is GREAT.. Lots of room on his boat and he is even running charters this winter :)

BuzzF117
11-27-2007, 20:00
My fav dive is the Wells Burt off Chicago "The Wells Burt is one of the best preserved three-masted schooner shipwrecks in the lake. It was en route to Chicago with a shipment of coal when it foundered in a gail and sank on May 21, 1883. All eleven crew members perished. It rests in about 40 feet of water three miles off Grosse Point Road in Evanston, Illinois (just north of Chicago"

My fav because this was trully my first "real" dive had great vis for Lake Michigan and the surface was like glass couldn't ask for a more perfect day.

Ohmdiver
11-27-2007, 20:11
Does NY and Lake Ontario count ? If so I will add my vote...

DarinMartell
12-04-2007, 17:06
I go out of Milwaukee and use the LDS I was certified with. www.lovesparkscuba.com (http://www.lovesparkscuba.com) , he has 6 - 8 wrecks he visits and Cartain Dan even discovered a couple of them.

Nodivewidow
08-21-2008, 18:04
We dive Lake Ontario wrecks and in Alexandria Bay, NY there are a couple of really cool wreck dives that you can make from shore. There are also many charters that go out to wrecks on the St Lawrence River that are really great. Need 5mm or more though unless its August.
1000 Islands Diving Packages (http://www.1000-islands.com/diving/packages.htm)

Check it out. Alicia

Merrimorte
11-07-2008, 06:36
How about a sub group of the Midwest that is specific to just the Great Lakes States. We could maybe make a master list of wrecks, quarries, and diver friendly lakes? I think we have a lot to offer for divers that can't afford the exotics and tropicals for every dive! We are centrally located and pretty damn friendly if I do say so myself!!:smiley2:

Someone is already trying to do just that with a web site. Granted a lot of help is needed to add additional info on local stuff.. but perhaps some of you all could help out? Anyways, here's the addy Divers Association of Mid-Michigan (http://www.dammdivers.com)


Oh yeah... and another vote for friendly! <: