Event's DetailsJune 17-24th 2018 - FULL Contact me for waiting list
June 25- July 2nd 2018 - Spots available
Join us on this exclusive trip to dive some of the most incredible shipwrecks in the world located in in Lake Huron. There are very few divers that visit these wrecks yearly and they are some of the most preserved gems in the Great Lakes. This trip is "expedition like" because we are bringing in our own compressors and gas, boats, and shooting images the wrecks in a way no one has seen before. We'll be diving ships that pre-date the Civil War from 1854 (the pristine Side Wheel Steamer DETROIT) to steel freighter SS DANIEL J. MORRELL that ripped in half in 25+ft seas in a violent November storm in 1966 leaving only one survivor out of a crew of 29. The Bow sank quickly in 170ft of water and the stern motored away another 5 miles before sinking in 210ft. The wrecks all have stories of tragedy, some of heroism and powerful stories of survival. Visiting them is like diving in a time capsule and immersing yourself into American History. This is a must for any wreck diver and photographer. We will be on 6 pack boats so we will limit the number of divers on the wreck at a time. This trip is for tech divers that are CCR / Trimix trained or Open Circuit/ normoxic certified. All of the dives will be 160-210ft / 48-63 meters. Water temps on the bottom are 39f/4C to around 55F/13C around 20ft where most deco is done.
Other intact wrecks we could visit are the CITY OF DETROIT, GOV SMITH, PHILADELPHIA or the TWIN FERRIES and many more possibilities in this area. We could honestly spend the whole time exploring the MORRELL as there's so much to see just on that site. The wrecks are intact in the cold freshwater deep depths. Artifacts can be seen on the decks, and unique examples of different types of ships from every era . The area is quite exposed on the "Thumb" of Michigan which is why there are so many shipwrecks. Port Austin is a small town with great places to eat like the Farm Resteraunt, great lighthouses such as Point Aux Barques and quaint shipwreck museums & Great Lakes Artist Robert McGreevy's studio.
Trip Dates (2 trips): June 17-24th 2018 (FULL)and June 25- july 2nd 2018 with 7 nights lodging and 5 days of technical diving / 2 dives daily. (150-210ft). I would recommend flying in a day early, staying in Detroit to make sure your bags make it and the following day can be used for gear set up.
NEW: THIS IS OPEN TO BOTH OPEN CIRCUT AND CCR DIVERS! You must have Normoxic Trimix certification min.
Shoot me a message for all of the details and pricing.
Becky@LiquidProductions.com / www.MegDiver.com
For more images of the wrecks we'll be diving visit
Morrell - http://photos.liquidproductions.com/Daniel-J-Morell-Wreck/
Side wheeler Detroit http://photos.liquidproductions.com/Detroit-Side-Paddlewheel/
Event's LocationPort Austin, MI, United States
Port Austin 48467, United States