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Great Lakes Dive Locker and Lakeshore Scuba are pleased to present you with these SCUBA opportunities in August and beyond.

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Dive Report: Haigh Quarry

August 9th and August 10th of 2014, 4 divers from GLDL and LSS trekked to Haigh Quarry in Kankakee, Illinois for some training and Dive Cache Maintenance.  The divers left West Michigan early Saturday morning and met up at the quarry in time to get 4 dives in before the end of the day Saturday.

Day 1 diving read more...
Day 2 diving read more...
Whitefish Point Dive Trip
Sign up now! August 23 and 24, 2014
ONE SLOT LEFT!
Our final Great Lakes dive trip of the summer is approaching fast and the time to reserve your spot is now.  Stop by the shop and book your spot today.  Each day of 2 tank diving is $120. For additional details click here.  Payment is due at booking.
Known as "the graveyard of Lake Superior," the waters off Whitefish Point have claimed countless ships like the Saturn that met their fate in brutal storms. Most were headed to the protected shelter of Whitefish Bay.
Whitefish Point is one of Michigan's 12 established underwater preserves. There are 17 shipwrecks listed in Whitefish Point guides, although local divers and Whitefish Point Underwater Preserve officers continue to find more. While a mecca for those wishing to dive deep, there are at least 10 shipwrecks within recreational limits, proving the area is not just for technical diving anymore.
Visibility is generally quite good ranging from 30 feet to over 60 feet on occasion and water temperatures are typically in the lower 50s.

Mid-Week Dives

Just go diving.  Stop talking about diving and start diving.  The last week of August we have two nights of diving scheduled at Lake Sixteen.  We'd love to have you join us for an evening of fun under the water.  Sign up at either shop to let us know you are coming.  We ask for sign ups so that we have an idea how many will be there, and who we should call if a dive is cancelled due to weather.  August 26 and August 27 are the dates for mid week dives in August.  As always, check our calendar for dates, times, and locations.  Also see the sidebar of this newsletter for dives in the next few weeks.
Shipwrecks and Technology
Save the date October 4, 2014 from 9 - 5!
Lakeshore Scuba and Great Lakes Dive Locker will be sponsoring Discover Scuba Diving in the hotel pool.  This is your chance to get your non-diving friends and family to try out breathing underwater.
The event is at the Grand Haven/Spring Lake Holiday Inn. Pre pay and get a better price. Adult $15 pre pay $20 at the door. Children ages 10 - 18 $10 pre pay $15 at the door. 9 years old and younger FREE. Family price $30 pre pay $40 at the door. Family is 2 or more related people.

On the Horizon

  • Aug 23 and 24 - Whitefish Point Dive Trip - Details
  • Sept 11 - Dive Computers 101 at LSS
  • Sept 27 and 28 - Gilboa Quarry Dive Trip - Details
  • Oct 26 - Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest - Details
  • Nov 28-30 - Bonne Terre Mines Dive Trip - Details

Upcoming Training

8/26 - OWD OW L16
8/27 - OWD OW L16
9/7 - OWD OW L16
9/8 - OWD I GR
9/9 - OWD II GR
9/10 - OWD CW GR
9/11 - Dive Computer
9/18 - OWD I GH
9/19- OWD I GR
9/20 - OWD II GR
9/20 - OWD CW GR
9/21 - OWD OW L16
9/27 - AOW at Gilboa
9/28 - AOW at Gilboa
 

End of Summer Special

Mares Hybrid Pure BCD

This is a great BCD. Includes an integrated modular weight system, lightweight, an ideal travel companion, 3 sizes fit all.
Limited Time Sale Price
$360

End of Summer Special

Mares Prime BCD

Standard BCD with option to upgrade with MRS Plus, Stowage for octopus and pressure gauge, Roomy zippered pockets
Limited Time Sale Price
$330
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