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July 27, 2013
The last couple of days have felt like fall but it is suppose to warm up next week and the lakes are running close to 80 degree surface temperatures. Pickerel Lake has dropped in vis. a little but Six and Big Cornmorant Lakes are still above average.
We will be having an Advanced Diver classroom Friday the 2 nd of August starting at 6:30 here at the dive center. Our next open water class starts August 6 th and we are planning on having another class in Staples in August so if interested in any of these classes please let us know.
There has been quite a bit of rental gear going out but we seem to have enough for those that are contacting us at the last minute to go out and dive.
Here is an article about a scuba accident on Lake Superior.
Minn. man dies while diving near Isle Royale
HOUGHTON - A scuba diver was fatally injured in an accident exploring a shipwreck at Isle Royale National Park Saturday.
Lloyd Krohn, 55, of Wyoming, Minn., was in a group of three exploring the Kamloops shipwreck at the park around 11 a.m., the park said in a release.
He was on a charter trip operated by Isle Royale Charters, Inc. The ship is located about 300 feet from the north shore of Isle Royale near Todd Harbor.
After the group reached its target depth, Krohn's partners noticed he was experiencing an unknown difficulty. They tried to help, but once he lost consciousness, they had to send him to the surface alone. The boat crew spotted him and brought him to the boat; he was unresponsive and not breathing.
The charter company boat, Lake Superior Diver, sent a distress call to park rangers on marine band radio. Ranger-emergency medical technicians declared Krohn dead on scene. Rangers are working with the Keweenaw County medical examiner to determine the cause of death and the circumstances of the accident.
Park Superintendent Phyllis Green has temporarily closed the Kamloops to diving.
"We are deeply saddened by this scuba accident," Green said in a statement. "Divers understand the risks involved in diving at such extreme depths, but accidents can happen. We will do a thorough examination of the accident and review operations at the site before opening it to further recreational diving."
Park officials had no additional information as of this morning.
The ship, a 250-foot Canadian package freighter, was wrecked in a severe storm in December 1927.
Most of the ship is below 200 feet; due to its depth, it is considered an expert dive.
Here is a link of what not to do free diving and they thought it was funny. Also remember that there was a camera man there so was he really in danger.
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