A Superior Divers' Center
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Copper Harbor, MI 49918
Phone: 906-289-4259 (Winter & After hours)
Owners: Jake & Laura Anderson
Charters, Air, Supplies, Rentals & More
Keweenaw Bottomland Preserve - (103 square miles)
Mesquite-Advanced - Location: Keystone Bay
The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Mesquite ran aground in the fall of 1989 off the Keweenaw Peninsula. The ship was intentionally sunk in about 110 ft. of water. The wreck is in excellent condition with virtually all of her equipment on deck.
Interior exploration should be reserved for very experienced divers with proper equipment. Visibility at this site 50 ft.
Sawtooth Reef-Basic - Location: Eagle River
This site holds the remains of four ships:
-Pickards, a 233 ft. wooden steamer
-Colorado, a 255 ft. wooden steamer
-Fern, a 65 ft. tug
-Tioga, a 286 ft. iron freighter
The reef is in 35 ft. of water
City of St. Joseph-Basic - Location: Eagle Harbor
This 254 foot steel barge ran aground North of Eagle Harbor in 1942. The remains of the shop lies in 40 ft. of water or less. Divers will find large sections of the hull, machinery, and other artifacts that make for excellent exploration and backdrops for underwater photography.
Annual Events -
Underwater Harbor cleanup – 3rd weekend in July
August treasure hunt everyday in Harbor
Manitou Island - Basic - Location: Off Keweenaw Point
Geology dive - The geologic formations in the Keweenaw are among the earth’s oldest, the rich copper deposits have been mined here for thousands of years.
Agateering - Basic - Location: Copper Harbor
Non-certification course, 2 hour class. Identification & Location of semi-precious gemstones. One tank dive (air furnished). Read about Agate diving with Jake in Scott Wolters new book! Lake Superior Agate One Man’s Journey
Shore dives - Basic (guided) - Location: Local
Shipwreck: Traveler, John L. Gross. Terrain/Artifacts: Copper, Agates, Greenstone, Datolite
In Copper Harbor - Basic -
John J. Astor (first wreck) - Spread out in Harbor. Captain Jim’s Trail (compass trail)
Visual tank inspections
National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI)
Michigan Underwater Preserve Council
Intrigued by Scuba Diving?
We’ll satisfy your curiosity!
NAUI Certified Instructor- Gerald "Jake" Anderson
E.S.E. (Entry Scuba Experience) "Try it class"
- 2 hour class
- 2 hour water time in Lake Superior
* Call for times and dates
* Fee includes all rental equipment needed (non-certification)
NAUI Passport – Resort Program (Special Certification)
- Includes E.S.E. class plus one extra dive.
* May be counted toward basic Scuba certification
* Entitles person to dive anytime at any NAUI facility with instructor
* Fee includes all rental equipment needed
Basic Scuba Certification
- Depths to 60 ft - 7 days to complete
- 1 week course - Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm & all day Sat & Sun.
- 3 week available during evenings
- July or August dates
* Must register 2 weeks prior
* Fee includes rental equipment except... Should have own Mask, Snorkel, & Fins.
- MUST BE 12 YEARS OLD -
Scuba, Snorkel equipment and supplies, Lake Superior agates, maps, Dive charts, T-Shirts, Books, Beach items & toys
"Bear Den" Cabin
- For rent daily or weekly
- Sleeps four
- Kitchen, full bath, air conditioned
- Summer or Winter
- Off season rates