Milestone Dives in the Great Lakes this Week

Everyone’s doing it! Even Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is diving in to enjoy the shipwrecks of the Great Lakes

Gov. Snyder, who is a certified scuba diver, explored the Monohansett, a double-decker wooden barge that sunk in Lake Huron back in 1907. The shipwreck is located in the Thunder Bay Marine Sanctuary off the coast near Alpena. The dive was part of an effort to promote scuba diving for the “Pure Michigan” tourism campaign.

If you are lucky enough to dive the Great Lakes, you know that every dive is a special adventure!  The Governor wasn’t the only one making a splash in the Great Lakes this week.  Some proud Rec Divers marked a few diving milestones during  the Rec Diving trip to the Straits of Mackinac Shipwreck Preserve.

Dive Leader Candidate, Matt Ingber logged his 100th dive on the Minneapolis, a steamer that sunk back in 1894 and now lies beneath the water near the south tower of the Mackinac Bridge. The viz was great, the weather perfect and a boat full of Rec Diving buddies were there to cheer on our new Century diver. Congratulations Matt!

Big Rec Diving congratulations also go out to Nathan Accord for achieving his Advanced Open Water Diver rating. Way to go Nathan, we are proud of you!

The weekend was fun-filled and action-packed as usual. In addition to the Minneapolis, we dove the Fred McBrier, the Cedarville, the William Young, the Cayuga and the Northwest.

Enjoy this video of the Cayuga and the Northwest shot by Matt Ingber.

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