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Sites we like to dive
Lake Sixteen is the preferred open water dive site for SCUBA training in West Michigan. It has been said, “If you can dive Lake Sixteen, you can dive anywhere in the world.” Back in the day, Lake Sixteen was a quarry. The bottom has very fine silt left over from the mining. Visibility can be an issue, but there are many things to explore and discover. Lake Sixteen is located just outside the Village of Martin in Allegan County. This 35-acre lake goes to a maximum depth of 85 feet. Easy access and parking is available at a DNR Boat Ramp. Dive anytime or come with us! Call if you need directions.
Straits of Mackinaw
Enjoy your visit to Mackinaw City with a 2-day charter to the Straits Area Preserve. There is a choice of many fine wrecks to dive here. From a 588-foot steel-hulled freighter to a 110-foot wooden schooner. The freighter, called the Cedarville, went down in 1965 after the Norwegian vessel Topdalsfjord cut a deep gash in her. The brig-schooner Sandusky went down in 1856 during a gale. The Sandusky lies upright, with a mast and has a penetrable hold and a figurehead to explore. The M. Stalker schooner sank after a collision in November 1886. It features a windlass, centerboard, bilge pump, rigging, winch and more. The wreck of the propeller driven William H. Barnum foundered on April 3, 1894 and hold great enjoyment for the diver with its engines, boilers, windlass and other features.
Whitefish Point, Sault St. Marine
Wreck diving in the largest and clearest of the Great Lakes—Lake Superior. Dive the whaleback steamer Sagamore sitting upright in 70 feet of clear Lake Superior water. Also, dive the Panther, now resting upright in 1005 feet of water after a collision in 1924. Both ships are in remarkable condition. Other dives are also available including the wooden-hull schooner Russel and a nearby airplane at rest in 40 feet of clear water.
Western Muskegon Lake
This site is known as “Harbour Towne Beach” by some, and “Lumberjack Beach” by others. Whatever you would like to call it, we call it a great place to dive! This beach is located on the western side of Muskegon Lake, and lies between the channel to Lake Michigan and Harbour Towne Marina. The instructors from Lakeshore Scuba think this site holds promise as our “local training site”. We’ve found two sunken boats that need a little cleaning, but offer students a great exploration site. Our depth varies from 20–45 feet, so it’s a great site for divers of all experiences. Check the calendar for our next visit to “Harbour Towne Beach”, and enjoy some local diving!