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                           September 8, 2010

What a nice Labor day weekend for diving.  The rain held off till late Monday afternoon.  It was a packed weekend full of diving.  Those finishing their open water dives were Dennis P, Matt J, Ann, J, Jennifer D, and Steve D.  Those finishing their Advanced Diver were Chad S and Roger W.   We are still going to have a Rescue Diver course this month and we still have a couple of divers that want to do a Nitrox class.  We still have a couple of divers that need to complete their dives and some that need to get their paper work filled out.  Fall diving can be some of the best diving and water temperatures have been good yet and thermoclines are still down past 25 feet.

September 17, 18, and 19 are the dates set to dive the wrecks on the north shore of Lake Superior .  I still have a couple of openings left so if you are interested please give me a call or send me back an email.  Plans are to leave the dive center the middle of the morning on Friday so we can dive a tug boat that day.  It lies in shallow water so it is badly broken up from the ice, but it still makes for an interesting dive and it is a neat dive off the island where it sets in about 40 foot of water.  We will stay in Two Harbors both Friday and Saturday nights.  Saturday morning we will dive the Maderia a steel ship which was about 300 feet long and lies off the cliffs of Golden Rock north of Split Rock Lighthouse.  The Maderia is in three parts.  The Bow section lies in about 45 foot of water and the stern section lies in about 65 foot of water and the pilot house is in about 90 foot of water.  Visibility can be up to 60 foot and reports the water temperatures are the warmest the lake has been in years.  We will then get tanks refilled and dive the Hesper a wooden ship which is close to the boat access in Silver Bay .  We will then travel back to Two Harbors and spend the night.  Sunday morning we will dive the Ely a three mast schooner that lies off the break water in Two Harbors.  I recommend that each diver has three tanks along for the trip.  You will need hood and gloves and I recommend having a dive computer if you want to make the deeper dive on the Maderia.  These wrecks are easy f for all levels of certification and there is no penetration, so wreck diver certification is not necessary. Trip price will include transportation from the dive center to the north shore and back to the dive center, lodging at the AmericInn in Two Harbors for two nights and transportation to all the wrecks.  If we have enough interest we will make a trip to Canal park on Fri. or Sat. evening to enjoy the night life of this part of the Duluth . 

We still do not have the dates set in stone for the Cozumel trip but it will be sometime after the first week in January.  We have had some divers already sign up for the trip and it is one of the greatest trips you can take for the price. More details to follow.

We have more equipment in on consignment. Some wetsuits brought in as well as a nice Sherwood regulator.

Our off season hours started yesterday so make sure you call to make sure someone is around before coming out to the dive center.

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