The Dive Log

Cozumel Dive Trip March 6-13, 2021
Cozumel Dive Trip March 6-13, 2021

COZUMEL!Mar 6 – 13, 2021 This is our annual winter getaway to sunny, warm, friendly Cozumel! Divers, snorkelers, and non-divers ALL welcome!  Early Booking SALE!$849 p…

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Labor Day Shop Hours:
Labor Day Shop Hours:

Friday, September 4th:12-6 pmSaturday, September 5th: ClosedSunday, September 6th: ClosedMonday, September 7th: Closed Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

Lake 16 – 2020
Lake 16 – 2020

“Diving is a leap of faith plus gravity.”― Gabrielle Zevin, Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac Keaton R., Brooke K., Doug C., Xiaotian Z., and Jessica T. – O/W Brooke K. – …

Straits of Mackinac
Straits of Mackinac

There is still space available for our July 25-26 Straits of Mackinac trip. Give us a call with questions and to schedule your once in a lifetime dive opportunity.




Shop Reviews

9/14/2020

“Doug is one of the best instructors I have ever met. He and his staff are bar none the most knowledgeable, friendly, and patient people when it comes to teaching and fitting equipment for purchase. If you want to have a positive experience, this is the place I would suggest you come to.” – Eric S.


8/9/2020

“I got to dive the Straits of Mackinac with Great Lakes Dive Locker and it was phenomenal. They are: Safe, Knowledgeable, Incredibly helpful and welcoming, and Fun. One of the best dive trips I’ve had.” – Sage W.


7/28/2020

This is a wonderful diving operation!  We took lessons to become certified in diving.  They made everything so simple, the staff was terrific!  They offer local and distant location trips, its great to get together with other divers.  We had the best family experience diving in the Bahamas for a week on a trip they arranged, there were 18 that signed up for the trip, both young and old.  The store is clean and has a great selection of products.  We recommend Great Lakes Dive Locker to everyone!!!  – Lisa & David P.


7/14/2020

“I took my open water certification through GLDL. Doug is a great instructor; knowledgable and efficient, with a sense of humor too. The rest of the staff has been wonderful to work with as well, always making sure to provide a positive experience. If you are in the greater Grand Rapids area I highly recommend this shop for your dive needs.” – J.W.


6/23/2020

“I signed up for a class at the boat show this past February before COVID-19 stopped the world from turning. Doug had to postpone classes until just recently, but he and his team kept me informed on class scheduling. Having just taken the class portion for open water certification, I can safely say that these folks really know what they are doing. Doug talks you through everything and takes the time to be sure you understand the material that’s covered. I enjoy the laid back atmosphere which really puts you at ease, and there’s no pressure on learning. I’m looking forward to my upcoming pool dive and open water dives! Be assured that you are in very capable hands with Great Lakes Dive Locker! The knowledge and experience really shows in this team!” – Mr. Kay


5/12/2020

“Doug and his team were great! My nephew and I got certified together and we both really enjoyed the experience. We were able to take what we learned and scuba dive together in Maui last year. I highly recommend this company!” – Tom M.


4/22/2020

“Great Staff out at Lakeshore Scuba especially Virgil!!” – Grant J.


3/3/2020

“Doug and his team are well experienced and very knowledgeable, and yet are patient and understanding with new students. There’s always something fun going on with the dive shop or being planned, such as trips to dive Coral reefs or great lakes shipwrecks. My first and only choice of dive partners and training is great lakes dive locker!” – Justin F.


2/18/2020

“Not only is it an awesome shop, but it’s also full of the best people! I’ll always go here for my diving needs. I’ve gone with them on three organized dive trips and always have a great time! Highly recommend this place!” – Kelsey C.


2/11/2020

“Excellent, knowledgeable service! My husband & I both obtained our dive certification through Great Lakes Dive Locker – in lessons & experiences that went above and beyond expectations. Since then we have made purchases of equipment that were also handled with above-average service & care. Don’t hesitate to visit Great Lakes Dive Locker!” – Peggy S.


1/28/2020

“Great instructors who connect with divers at whatever level.” – Dan B.


1/14/2020

“Doug is great. Good teacher, very knowledgeable. I enjoy the experience in this dive shop.” – Todd C.


1/6/2020

“Real and honest owner and employees. A very welcoming place to do business with.” – Sam M.

(Reviews courtesy of Yelp, Google, Facebook, and Signpost.)