Lake Superior, Munising, MI Aug 20, 21, 2016
Lake Superior, oh my cold….. Not so in the Munising Bay in August. Last year the coldest water temperature we had was 59 F. That’s balmy compared to Lake Michigan near Milwaukee!
Join Brian as MadisonScuba travels to the small community of Munising, Michigan in the Upper Peninsula on Lake Superior where mining, lumbering and fishing were the primary industries since the early 1800’s. Fishing for Lake Trout and Whitefish is still a significant industry but tourism is the lifeblood of this area today.
We dive with Shipwreck Tours and Captain Peter Lindquist aboard the Wreck Express for 2 sets of 2 tank dives on some very nice wrecks. Just a short 5 to 20 minute boat ride to the dive sites, the dives are scheduled for 1 pm on Saturday and 9 am on Sunday. This area is in the Eastern Time Zone!
All dives will be done within Recreational Diving standards of depth and time.
Steven Selvick – a modern tug that was intentionally sunk in 1996. A nice first dive.
The Herman Hettler – scattered in 2 locations as she hit a “wall” (that’s what it looks like) and broke into several sections.
The Smith Moore – the deepest of the group at 80 ft to the deck but some of the best preserved. Sank in 1889 after a collision.
The Bermuda – a nice shallow dive, the ship is in remarkable condition since she was built in 1860 and sank in 1870! In 1883 she was moved to the current location and has been there ever since.
All images courtesy of Shipwreck Tours and their respective owners.
What you bring
- All gear including weights and tanks
- Cold Water Regulators
- Dive Computer
- Dry suit recommended 7mm with hood and gloves required
What is available
- Air fills at the dock
- The boat
- Snacks and beverages on the boat
- Many restaurants around the area
How much does it cost?
The total fee for the Saturday and Sunday dives is $245. We book the boat for both days as a package.
Special event pricing for MadisonScuba rental gear – $35/day is available for as much gear as you need – is available from the shop. However this trip is the same weekend as Open Water Training dives for August so gear may be limited.
Hotels and Transportation
Within Munising there are several options of hotels in the “Mom and Pop” local type and the National Chain hotels. The “Mom and Pop” book quickly and range $90-$125/night. The National Chains have more amenities and are $125-$200/night and book up quickly also. Complicating things this year is the 50th anniversary of the Pictured Rocks National Park. So book early.
Car pooling for the drive up (about 6 hours plus or minus the time change) is possible. Driving up on Friday is the best idea but driving up on Saturday can be done.
How do I join you?
We have 11 open slots for this trip. Register HERE to reserve your spot(s) and mail or drop off your deposit of $100.00 per person at the shop to complete your reservation.
If you pay by credit card, please add 3%. Your total amount of $245.00 is due on or before June 1, 2016. Feel free to make interim payments. Any cancellations are subject to loss of deposit and other fees.
Brian will be leading this trip. If you have any questions please email Brian or call the shop at 608-219-5075.