New Trips, New Course Dates

It’s been a busy few days. After a slow start to the season, people are starting to come out of the woodwork to inquire about classes. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s happening. Go to my website for more details. New course dates are on the “Calendar” page. Trip info is on the “Trips” page (oddly enough).

July 12-15 I’m diving Lake Huron in the Presque Isle Michigan area. Wrecks around there include the Cornelia B. Windiate, the SS Florida, and the Kyle Spangler. I have one spot available. You must be a certified Trimix Diver with significant Great Lakes diving experience.

August 11-14 I’m heading up to the 1000 Islands region of the St. Lawrence River (near Brockville, ON). I’ll be working with Advanced Wreck Diver candidates but have room on the boat for a few divers who would like to go along. As my students and I will be doing wreck penetration, depths will be within recreational guidelines (130′ or less). The only possible exception may be Friday 8/14 when we may do a deeper technical dive.

August 22-23 I will be beginning a TDI Advanced Nitrox/Deco Procedures course at Gilboa Quary (near Findlay, OH). This initial weekend will consist of academic training as well as several dives Saturday and Sunday. The course completion dives will be conducted in September either on a Great Lakes charter or back at Gilboa.

If you’re interested in any of these trips or classes, drop me a note and I’ll be happy to discuss details.

New Trips, New Course Dates

NACD Conference Presentation

I’ve just agreed to be a presenter at the 41st Annual Seminar of the National Association for Cave Diving (click on the image at left for more info about the seminar).

You’re probably wondering what in the world a Great Lakes wreck diver is doing speaking at a cave diving conference in Florida. Not a bad question. The seminar is not strictly about cave diving, despite the fact that it’s sponsored by NACD. It’s more about diving in overhead environments than strictly cave diving.

Marshall Allan and I will be presenting our video of the wreck of the North Wind, which features a lot of wreck penetration. Also featured in this year’s seminar will be Steve Lewis, wreck diving luminary and tech diving guru talking about the application of cave techniques to wreck diving.

I’m looking forward to heading south in November and attending the seminar, seeing old friends, making new ones and getting in a bit of diving after the show.

NACD Conference Presentation