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 Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society

Dedicated to Preserving our Shipwrecks and Maritime History
"From Prevention to Preservation"

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The COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted and a lot of the public have been vaccinated.  Although new Variants of the COVID-19 have been reported. The GLSPS will take all precautionary measures to insure the best safety procedures for participants

Please see the CDC for the latest guidelines

1. The capacity of each project might be reduced.
2. All participants are required to be FULLY vaccinated.
3. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 within 5 days of the project you will need to cancel your registration.

GLSPS Programs and Projects include activities for both diving and non-diving members. 

You need to be a member to participate in any project(s) aboard the R/V Preservation. 

See our sponsors for what they are willing to offer for use on GLSPS projects!

Please contact the "Project Leader" if you have any questions or need additional information about a Project or Program

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

Event/Project Levels:

    • Level 1 – Non Diving Project or Program
    • Level 2 – Basic Open Water Scuba Certification - 20 Logged Dives Minimum - Max 60 feet
    • Level 3 – Advanced Open Water Certification – 30 Logged Dives Minimum - Max 120 Feet
    • Level 4 – Technical Diver / Advanced Nitrox and Deco Procedures - 60 Logged Dives Minimum - Max 150 Feet
    • Level 5 – Advanced Trimix / Open Circuit and Rebreather Deep Diving
    • Level 6 - Special Project - Restricted to invitation only because of special requirements
    • TUD - Tune Up Dives
    • ARC - Archaeology and Drawing Class Recommended
    • TT - Tools and Techniques Training Required
    • OE - Overhead Environment
    • ID - Ice Diving Certification Required to dive but not limited to Surface Crewing
    • Stabilization Projects will require proprietary training and skills with preservation techniques and underwater tool handling. The GLSPS will offer this as demand allows. If you are interested and have questions in any of the above projects, please contact the project leader. Sign up early as projects can fill up very quickly if a group decides to join. Please remember, any of the above programs and projects can be changed, postponed or canceled at any time because of weather, underwater visibility, scheduling, or lack of personnel or volunteers.

Please Note:

    • Group size is limited on most projects so feel free to call the Project Leader to discuss opportunities. They can provide a detailed description of the project, what your time commitment will be as well as any requirements for participation. A detailed description and registration for each project is available by clicking on the name of the project in the above schedule or via the Events Calendar.
    • Registration is required for each project to secure your spot!
    • Any youth between the ages of 10 and 17 years old that has their Official Dive Certifications, will need to have a Parent or Guardian sign the Liability Releases, Waiver and Medical Forms 24 hours before the event. A Parent or Guardian must be present with the youth on-board the RV Preservation. A Dive Master, Instructor, Parent or Guardian must be able to supervise the youth while diving. (In the water supervision).
    • All divers will need to provide all their own cold-water diving gear including scuba tank and redundant air supply.
    • The Tools and Techniques Class completion is required whenever stabilization work is necessary.
    • Each project has a Project Level associated with it. Please check the index below to see if you qualify.
    • It is required to have your own health insurance to participate in projects.
    • DAN diving insurance (or equivalent) is highly recommended and may be required to participate in certain projects.
    • Liability Releases are required for each participant.
    • Please Note: If you ask for forms at the boat, we will not have any extras since the process is online now. You will not be able to attend or dive that day. A 24 hours grace period is required. DON'T FORGET YOUR FORMS!!
    • Projects are subject to change, postponement or cancellation at any time due to weather, underwater visibility, R/V Preservation location or availability, volunteer participation, project personnel scheduling issues, or other reasons. Registered project participants will be contacted by email if any changes occur

If you have and idea, suggestion or want to become a program or project leader, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss your ideas.