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Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society
Dedicated to Saving our Shipwrecks "From Prevention to Preservation"
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March 2 - 3, 2018

Friday 7:00 to 10:00 PM
Saturday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
(Including After Party with food and Beverages)

Same Location as 2017!

Double Tree by Hilton in Bloomington

For more information on the 2017 UMSAT show, please visit

If you are interested in joining the UMSAT Show Planning Committee, please email us at or contact Ken Merryman or Phil Kerber.

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. 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. 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.
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The Dredge 906

Jay Hanson from Superior Scuba Charters and 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.

If you are interested in booking a day charter cruise on the North Shore of Lake Superior, please click on the logo above for information on joining a north shore day cruise.

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Announcing our 17th Annual UMSAT Show
Saturday, March 25th, 2017
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Awards Banquet Dinner - 7:00 to 10:00 PM
New Location for 2017!
DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington - Minneapolis South
7800 Normandale Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55439
Here is the photo link to the 2017 UMSAT Show
Stay with us for a Weekend Getaway,
Click the link below to reserve your room
Don't miss the kickoff event, "Friday Night at the Movies"
Friday, March 24th, 2017
7:00 to 10:00 PM




To learn more, please visit the UMSAT Show website by clicking on the link below


UMSAT Show Website

Is your business related to Scuba Diving or Adventure Travel?

You can be a Platinum, Gold or Silver Sponsor for the Show!
Please click on the link below to print the Registration Form.
If you are a related business in scuba diving and travel, and would like to participate as an Exhibitor in our EXPO,  please click on the button below for the contract and registration form to send us.

UMSAT Show 2016 Exhibitors Contract

If you would like to help promote the UMSAT Show, please contact us for additional information on how you can help.
If you have any need for training, dive gear, repair services, tropical dive trips or charters to the great lakes, please use any of the sponsors listed below.  You can click on any of the logos to find them on their websites.  The logos are also on the front page of the UMSAT Show Website.


If you kept your program books from the previous show, it has very valuable information in it that you can use throughout the year, including Dive Shops, Charter Services, repair services, and dive equipment.  Please patronize the local businesses that advertise in the program book and listed as sponsors on the site.  They may likely have a discount if you tell them you found their ad in the UMSAT Show Program Book!

If you would like to Advertise in the UMSAT Show Program Book, please contact us.


If you would like to VOLUNTEER to help at the show, please click on "Contact Us" and send Bob Nelson an email.
A free UMSAT Show t-shirt is given to all volunteers!

Awards Banquet 2017

After the show...
Divers, historians, show speakers and shipwreck enthusiasts will join us to socialize,
have a catered dinner and honor our 2017 GLSPS Dive Industry Award Winners!

Attendees will also enjoy an encore presentation from our Feature Speaker



Below are the Platinum, Gold and Silver Sponsors of the 2017



Please give them the recognition by patronizing their businesses and visiting or calling them at their stores.



 Please Click on the Logos Below to Gain Access to their Websites


Platinum - Sponsors for the 2017 UMSAT Show





     MidWest School of Diving

Gold - Sponsors for the 2017 UMSAT Show





Silver - Sponsors for the 2017 UMSAT Show







We uploaded many pictures of the past UMSAT Shows to the GLSPS Photo Album Page.  Please take a moment to check it out by clicking on this link.




Past UMSAT shows have proven to be amazing

and entertaining, you DO NOT want to miss this year's show!




 Mark You Calendars, the 2017 UMSAT Show will begin Friday, March 24, 2017

for the Friday Night at the Movies

Starting at 7:00 PM and Goes until 10:00 PM.


Saturday March 25, 2017 is the Main Show

and will be held at the

Double Tree by Hilton, Bloomington, MN.



UMSAT Show Committee

Show Cell - 612-567-3305

Closing Report

We hope you were able to attend the 2017 UMSAT show, and that you enjoyed the knowledge and story sharing experience.  If you missed it, look for future communications so that you can save the date for 2018!

Many thanks!

The GLSPS Board would like to thank the generous participants, volunteers, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, and of course the GLSPS membership!  Our annual event is intended to achieve several important goals:

  • Raise funds for the sustainment of the R/V Preservation and key annual projects
  • Gather the community of divers, historians, and enthusiasts who share the vision of preserving shipwrecks
  • Provide a speaker series to educate and promote awareness of diverse maritime topics
  • Celebrate the contributions of key members of our community through annual awards

Special thanks to our show program advertisers, exhibitors, sponsors, and contributors to the items available during the silent auction and raffle.  Without their participation and generous donations, the goals of the UMSAT show could not be met.

Don’t forget to support our Platinum, Gold, and Silver sponsors throughout the coming year.