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Great lakes divers

Discussion in 'Wreck Diving' started by Sodden Pixels, Dec 6, 2020.

  1. Sodden Pixels

    Sodden Pixels Registered

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    Do you know of any clubs/groups/organisations (IL, WI, MI) that I could get in touch with? History, archeology, construction (former furniture maker) are all interests.

    Quick and brief about me for context-Chicago native but longtime (dual citizen) in Australia. Currently living in Austin, TX. A family situation brings me back to Chicago approx every 6 weeks. Since I am there so often, I’m “basing” my diving and photo work in the Great Lakes region. I know living in Texas but concentrating on Lakes diving seems crazy, but consider the fact that it is a 4~5 hour drive (minimum) to the Gulf from Austin (6.5 hours to Texas Clipper wreck, 9 hours to Pensacola), that same driving time can put me (from Chicago) practically anywhere on the Great Lakes.

    I have been diving the local wrecks while in town (with Double Action), and enjoyed them but I’m more about involvement with a dedicated, organised group. I prefer “diving with a purpose” (have participated in citizen-science and conservation projects) and diving with buddies/friends.

    Divemaster (PADI), photographer. Have cold and poor vis experience. Not a Tec diver but thinking I may train up to twinsets in the near future. In short, I know how to behave and be a good buddy.
    Hope this isn't too long, and I'd appreciate any info you can send my way.
     
  2. EricRS

    EricRS Registered

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  3. Sodden Pixels

    Sodden Pixels Registered

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    Thanks for that. I have already joined that FB group...just in time for them to be wrapping it up for the season. Just my luck!
     
  4. lowwall

    lowwall Contributor

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  5. Sodden Pixels

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    Thanks, lowwall. Good to know UASC are just on hold. I sent an email to them a few weeks ago but got no reply. I was worried that they were no longer an ongoing org. I'll try to contact them again via different channels, maybe better in the new year when things hopefully improve.
    Thanks again, that's great news!
     
  6. JimBlay

    JimBlay Divin' Papaw ScubaBoard Supporter

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    ScubaBunga Contributor

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  8. lowwall

    lowwall Contributor

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    I dug a little deeper. They have been continuing the meetings via Zoom, just not as often as pre-Covid. There aren't any scheduled for December. UASC communicates through a listserv. Go here to sign up for the listserv and see the previous meeting announcements: UASC Announcements
     
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  9. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I’m a UASC member. We never have a December meeting due to the holidays. Meetings are the 4th Wednesday of the month.
     
  10. Sodden Pixels

    Sodden Pixels Registered

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    Excellent! thank you Jim. I just ordered a new drysuit from DRI, and will pop in there for measurements in about a week. I'll have a chat.
    I did meet a Dean on a dive, maybe the same guy? I'll find out.
    Again, thanks heaps!
     

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