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GLSPS Annual Fundraiser!!

UMSAT Show Website

Virtual Show Only!
The Date for the 2021 UMSAT Show!!

April 8 - 10, 2021

Thursday, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, 1:00 pm to 5:00 PM

Meet and Greet  the speakers
Virtual Event 
starting Saturday at 5:30 PM and going to 7:30 PM

There will be one or two speakers each night 
starting at 7:00 PM

Saturday will have two speakers and a Virtual Social event 
starting at 5:30 PM and going to when ever.....

Stay tuned for the Lineup of Speakers for 2021

For more information on the upcoming 2021 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

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

HomeEmergency First Responder Class 2016
Emergency First Responder Class
This class is an every other year class sponsored by the GLSPS.  The class is a custom designed class in collaboration with the GLSPS and Scott Wemyss (Main Instructor) from Air Down There Scuba. The class will be held at the Lund's Community Room at 13081 Ridgedale Dr. Minnetonka, MN. 55305 on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 from 6:00 to 10:00 PM.

A fee of $75.00 covers both First Aid, CPR, AED and the O2 training.  With the fee, you will receive a PADI First Aid certification card and a separate SDI O2 certification card.  You will also receive a Quick Reference Guide on a card during the class and two certification cards.  One with the First Responder and the other with the O2 Certification.  This is all part of the class fee.

Every time the class is offered it gets that much better! 

The class is a very informative class and here are the subjects (including many other detailed subjects) that will be covered:

1. First Aid assessment and treatment for injuries sustained by and accident
2. CPR assessment and the proper procedures to perform CPR
3. The proper use of the AED (Automatic External Defibrillator)
4. Oxygen assessment, application with bags and positive pressure ventilators.
5. Proper back board procedures.
6. Proper rescue procedures of a drowning diver.
7. Lightly discussing real in and out of water rescue.
8. Light discussion on DCS symptoms to watch for, treatment and transporting. 

These and many more real world scenarios will be discussed, and simulated and practiced at the class, if applicable.

If interested in the Certification or re-certification, please register for the class by clicking on the "Register Button" above.
After you register, you will be receiving a confirmation from the GLSPS.  Please print your copy to prove payment to Scott from Air Down There Scuba. A review and practice on Anne and Andy (practice dummies) during the class.

You will be receiving two certification cards for all the above procedures after you have practiced these procedures, are comfortable and ready to use them on a real live patient.

You will be pleasantly surprised on how much more you will learn or, don't know about saving someones life or a loved one.

If you have any questions about the class, please give Scott a call at 651-482-0977 or by email at

See you at the class.

GLSPS Board of Directors
Closing Report
First Responder Class
April 6, 2016

The GLSPS offers this class every other year to keep updated and with in the scope of the S.O.P. and safety protocols within the Society. 
On April 6, 2016 the GLSPS offered this class to all members of the Society.  Only 16 members Registered for the update class, which we are really surprised with. 
This is a very important class and it is customized to fit the GLSPS requirements of remote locations we travel using our research vessel as a diving platform.  We also are involved with many other activities that put us in remote areas where EMS cannot get to on a timely manor.  That said, we asked Scott Wemyss of Air Down There Scuba to create this special customized class for the Society and the staff of the research vessel.
During the class we learned the new protocol of CPR and AED rescue operations.  We also practiced administering oxygen to a patient at the same time performing CPR and AED if needed.
We also discussed scenarios that could happen on a dive boat and the procedures in which need to be followed to give the patient a much better chance of surviving.
At the end of our class all the students agreed they had a chance to practice each scenario to give them the confidence to attempt to save a person experiencing the symptoms of a heart attack or any other First Aid / First Responder need.
We hope one never has to use it but, if you do, one will have a better chance of saving a life knowing the proper procedures.
Thank you to all that joined us for the class.  We are internally grateful that you participated in this very educational program the GLSPS offers.
We hope to see you on a project this year.
GLSPS Board of Directors
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