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Dedicated to Preserving our Shipwrecks and Maritime History
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October 10, 2021

GLSPS Annual Fundraiser!!

UMSAT Show Website

The Date for the 2022 UMSAT Show!!

April 1, 2, 2022

For more information about the Speaker Lineup and General UMSAT Show, please visit

If you are interested in joining the UMSAT Show Planning Committee, please contact us via email at

Or, contact Mary Lillemo "Show Chairperson" at or Phil Kerber, "GLSPS President", at

We are always looking for speakers that would like to present a great topic about their scuba diving, adventure travel experiences, shipwreck diving and maritime history research and stories.

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 & UMSAT Show 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


Scuba Center offers free air fills and special pricing on rental equipment while participating in GLSPS projects. Required to show GLSPS Membership Card! 
Thank you, Tom Benson and John Avery!

GLSPS Project and Program Note:

On every Diving Project the GLSPS Requires that you complete 
the Liability Release and Waiver Form 36 to 24 hours
Before you board the RV Preservation Research Vessel.
Here is the link to the form you will need to fill out, sign and submit.

GLSPS Liability Release and Waiver Form 

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Scuba Palooza 2021

Saturday, August 21, 2021, 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM
Sherwood Forest Campground on Lake Ore-Be-Gone
101 W Wisconsin Ave East
Gilbert, MN  55741

Additional Info:
Dean Soderbeck
651-483-8596 (p)
651-216-8596 (c)
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Members pay for their own charges
BSA Scuba Venture Crew 820 & GLSPS joint activity August 21th , 2021 “Scuba Palooza 12” hosted by Aquaventure Dive & Photo Center Underwater Scavenger Hunt in Lake Ore-Be-Gone, Gilbert, MN Don’t miss this fun event with 150 divers from the Midwest, over $5,000 in prizes available to win! We are tagging along with Aquaventure Dive & Photo Center on this event. You will need to pre-register with Aquaventure for the event. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at event. Non-divers $5 for the BBQ. Aquaventure phone number is (763) 424-8717 Come up for the day or spend the weekend. Camp sites available at events location; Sherwood Forest Campground, 101 W Wisconsin Ave E, Gilbert, MN 55741 Underwater scavenger hunt, BBQ lunch, Raffle prizes, campfire, games for the entire family. Non-divers are welcome to participate. Palooza Schedule Saturday August 15th, 2020 • 9:00am-11:00am – Registration at lakeside pavilion • 11:00am – Medallion Hunt begins for 15 medallion hidden throughout the lake (40 to 60 feet of water) • 11:00am – Kids Pokémon dive hidden within 25 feet of water. • 11:00am – Photo Hunt begins • 12:30-2:30pm – BBQ Lunch at Lakeside Pavilion • 5:00pm – Awards, raffle, and prize distribution at campsites D8 & D9 under pavilion • 6:30pm – Corn Hole tournament • 8:00pm – Campfire movies • Divers will need to provide their own dive equipment, air tanks, wet suits, gloves, hoods, booties, and dive flag. Aquaventure Dive & Photo Center phone number is (763) 424-8717 For more information about the outing call Dean Soderbeck Adviser, BSA Scuba Venture Crew 820 GLSPS, 2nd Vice President (651)483-8596 or E-Mail: