Lake Sixteen’s visibility returns as the summer heat leaves the lake. Fall and spring are two great times to dive Lake Sixteen near Martin, MI. When the water is cool the visibility increases a lot. Especially in the 40-60 foot depth range.
The lake was like glass as we began setting up our gear this morning and there was a chill in the air. It felt good to get into the water and warm up. Fall diving is great for that feeling.
Three dives to the 80′ level definitely made it a hot chocolate morning wham the diving was done.
Surface temperatures at the lake were just under 70 degrees.
Temperature at 55′ depth was 62 degrees.
Temperature at the 80′ depth was the typical 41 degrees.
Visibility was 15 to 20 feet below the thermocline at 19 feet. Above the thermocline visibility was 8 to 10 feet.
Weather on the surface was calm and mostly cloudy.