Straits of Mackinac - Wreck Diving September 2019

Dive Trips
Date: Saturday, 14th September 2019 12:00 AM - Sunday, 15th September 2019 12:00 AM

Venue: Straights of Mackinac  |  City: Saint Ignace, United States

The Straits of Mackinac Underwater Preserve lies at the northern tip of Lakes Michigan and Huron. The five mile long Mackinac Bridge links Michigan's two peninsulas and marks the dividing point of the two lakes.

The Straits has a well-deserved reputation as a dangerous area to navigate. The region is populated with rocky shoals and shallows that place ships in peril. Perhaps even worse are the storms that can enter the narrow Straits and quickly magnify wind and waves. Over the years large numbers of ships have foundered in the Straits. Many have yet to be discovered. There are 15 known wreck sites in the Straits, one pre-civil war and the 3rd largest shipwreck in the Great lakes.  We will be diving from a brand new 36ft Newton Glass Bottom boat.  Depths for the wreck dives will range from 40ft to 115ft.

Cheboygan, MI, on the southern side of the straits (where we will be staying), offers plenty of accommodations and restaurants.  The Mackinac Bridge, which crosses the straits within sight of popular Mackinac Island, is a top attraction in itself.  dive in the morning, go out to Mackinac Island for Dinner - great tourist and historical island.

8 slots are reserved, so sign up now and reserve your spot!

Water Conditions:  Visibility averages 30 to 50 feet, and sometimes reaches 70 feet!

Water temperatures in September:  Average 55 degrees.  Some divers wear quarter inch wetsuits.

Cost:  $120 per day, 2 tank dive, does not include lodging or travel.  We encourage carpooling as a group to minimize cost. 

Call (651) 653-1174 for more information.


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Saint Ignace
MI, United States




All Dates

  • From Saturday, 14th September 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, 15th September 2019 12:00 AM

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