• Presque Isle: Technical Dive Week – August 14-18, 2023

Presque Isle: Technical Dive Week – August 14-18, 2023

For one glorious week in August, we will dive the deep wrecks off of Presque Isle and Rodger City.  Weather permitting, this will include the Typo in 195ft of water, which is a 3-masted schooner that sank intact with a mast still standing. The ship's bell remains hanging atop the windless, with coal and debris spilling from the stern where the impact of a collision occurred. 


Both Defiance and John J. Audubon were victims of greed. The year was 1850, and shipping company owners demanded faster turnaround times for delivery. The result was more costly than productive. In that one season alone, 70 ships sank, and 119 lives were lost. Today, you'll find the Audubon in 178ft of water, nicely intact. The Defiance was a 2-masted schooner that rests intact in 185ft of water.


A store favorite is the Kyle Spangler which is one of the most intact canal schooners preserved in Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. In 1860, she collided with another schooner and sank within 10 minutes.


Divers: Technical Certified Divers only with experience diving cold water in depths reaching 200ft.

Dive Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

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Availability: Contact us for booking information

Payment: All payments are due at the time of booking for one-day charters. For weekend trips, a $200 nonrefundable deposit is needed to guarantee space. If we need to cancel a trip for any reason (weather, boat issues, etc.) we will either reschedule the trip or offer you a gift card for the original purchase price. However, if you need to cancel, please know that all trips are non-refundable unless the space can be refilled. If space is refilled, 50% of the trip total cost is refundable and the remainder goes to cover administration costs.  

Weather Policy: Those ships are on the bottom for a reason and mostly because of the weather.  The Great Lakes can be rough, and your safety is our utmost concern. Sometimes it is necessary to cancel charters without much notice due to water conditions. For one-day charters, we will call you as early as possible with cancellation news with the hopes that you do not make a drive to the destination for nothing. 

Thermal Protection: Most people use 7mm wetsuits and hoods, boots and gloves. A drysuit is wonderful but not necessary to explore our Great Lake shipwrecks. The exception is for technical dives when dry suits are a must. Dry suit classes and rentals are available. Water temperatures range from the low 40’s to the high 60’s.

​Gas Surcharges: All prices are based on current gas costs and taxes. If there is an increase in either, the prices listed are subject to change. 

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