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March 3 - 4, 2018

Friday 7:00 to 10:00 PM
Saturday, 9:00 AM to 9:30 PM
(Including Awards Banquet)

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Double Tree by Hilton in Bloomington

 
For more information on the 2017 UMSAT show, please visit www.umsatshow.org

If you are interested in joining the UMSAT Show Planning Committee, please email us at info@umsatshow.org 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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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.
Prins Willem
The Dredge 906
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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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Dive Shop Fun Dives on the North Shore

When:
Saturday, Jul 8, 2017 to Sunday, Jul 9, 2017
Where:
Silver Bay Marina
Silver Bay Marina Website
99 Beach Drive
Silver Bay, MN  55614

218-226-3121
Contact:
Phil Kerber
Category:
2017 Projects
Registration is required
Cancellation Policy:
The GLSPS Board of Directors have expenses associated with this project after you register. Unfortunately the GLSPS cannot refund any fees you have paid so far. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Activities/Items    (Click the down-arrow to the left of the activity/item to view the details)
GLSPS Fun Dive Hesper Buoy Installation From The RV Preservation
Sunday Fun Dives

Dive Shop Fun Dives on the North Shore

 
Second annual fun dives on the north shore with a local dive shop; this year's dive shop will be Air Down There Scuba!
 
Unfortunately Saturday's Fun Dive has been canceled due to non interest in participation.  However, Saturday is a work project for GLSPS staff and Members.  We are going to be working on the RV Preservation Engines to tune engines (set Timing).  After this tuning on the engines is complete, we will be diving on the Hesper to install the mooring buoy.
 
As a member, you can sign up for Saturday to help with either task.  Please let us know by both registering and calling Ken K or Phil K.
 
Contact Air Down There Scuba to register for the Sunday event.
 
$25 for dives on Sunday, GLSPS membership required.
 
Each participant will be required to complete a GLSPS Master Liability Waivers - Medical Form prior to the boat leaving dock.
 
 

GLSPS Fun Dive Project

(R/V Preservation docked at Silver Bay Marina Slip # D 17)

Saturday and or Sunday, July 8 - 9, 2017

 
This event is put together to get our non active GLSPS Members together.  Members can also see first hand how we do things on-board the vessel which we make as safe and organized as possible.  This is NOT a cattle boat like you would see with some Charters.  It is an excellent way to join us and have the opportunity to be more active in the Society.  What ever level you decide to be at, there is a place for you as a active member.  We are always striving to gain new members and especially active members that like to dive and participate in the projects the GLSPS provides.
 
Diving off the GLSPS Research vessel the RV Preservation, is one of the benefits of being a member.  This is without a doubt the largest benefit the members have and can enjoy bot divers and NON divers!
 
The event fills up fast because of the popularity so please don't hesitate to register ASAP. 
 

Please note: This schedule and dive locations could change at any time due to weather, lake conditions or any unforeseen event.

 

Itinerary (Tentative)

Saturday July 8, 2017:

9:00 AM -Meet at the Divers Dock at the Silver Bay Marina Boat Launch

9:30 AM - Boat safety Briefing and Depart from dock for the Madeira.

10:00 10:30 AM – First dive team down.

11:00 AM – Second dive team down.

11:30 AM - First dive team returns.  Begin filling tanks for a second dive (if).

12:00 AM – Second dive team returns.

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Lunch is served.  Finish filling tanks for second dive.

1:00 - 1:30 PM - If second dive has been approved, start second dive after short briefing.

1:30 PM - Second dive on the Madeira, (If not, we can move to the Hesper in Silver Bay). 

1:30 1:45 PM - First dive team down. 

2:00 2:15 PM Second dive team down.

2:30 PM - First dive team returns.  Start pumping tanks if another dive is agreed  upon.

3:00 PM Second Dive Team Returns. Start pumping tanks if another dive has been decided.
If another dive and location is decided, most likely the Hesper for a shallow dive.
Cruise back to Silver bay to dive the Hesper for a third dive.
4:15 PM commence third dive of the day.
5:00 PM  Third dive of the day completed
5:30 - 5:45 PM - Return to the divers dock to unload gear.  Before or after, a group photo is done.

7:00 PM - Dinner at local restaurant of the groups choosing

 

 

Sunday, July 9, 2017:

 

9:00 AM -Meet at the Divers Dock at the Silver Bay Marina Boat Launch

 

9:30 AM - Boat safety Briefing and Depart from dock for the Madeira.

 

10:00 10:30 AM – First dive team down.

 

11:00 AM – Second dive team down.

 

11:30 AM - First dive team returns.  Begin filling tanks for a second dive (if).

 

12:00 AM – Second dive team returns.

 

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Lunch is served.  Finish filling tanks for second dive.

 

1:00 - 1:30 PM - If second dive has been approved, start second dive after short briefing.

 

1:30 PM - Second dive on the Madeira, (If not, we can move to the Hesper in Silver Bay). 

 

1:30 1:45 PM - First dive team down. 

 
2:00 2:15 PM Second dive team down.

 

2:30 PM - First dive team returns.  Start pumping tanks if another dive is agreed  upon.

 
3:00 PM Second Dive Team Returns. Start pumping tanks if another dive has been decided.
 
If another dive and location is decided, most likely the Hesper for a shallow dive.
 
Cruise back to Silver bay to dive the Hesper for a third dive.
 
4:15 PM commence third dive of the day.
 
5:00 PM  Third dive of the day completed
 
5:30 - 5:45 PM - Return to the divers dock to unload gear.  Before or after, a group photo is done.
 

Please Note:  The diving operations end at this time, wrap up and head back to Marina for unloading and debriefing on the project.  (This takes place typically on the way back to the Marina).

 

6:00 PM - Crew returns to dock at Silver Bay Marina.

 

5:00 PM - Crew cleans the boat, and departs to home. 

 

Thank you to all that participate in this project.  We hope you have fun learning about GLSPS Projects and procedures.  Hopefully, you will be able to participate in a future GLSPS Project.

 

 

Safe diving,

 
 
Phil Kerber
GLSPS President
Captain - RV Preservation
612-720-2825