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Michigan Inland Lakes

Discussion in 'Great Lakes Wrecking Crew' started by Jerryg, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. Jerryg

    Jerryg Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Troy, Michigan
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    I've searched the forums and the internet and am having difficulty locating good spring fed inland lakes in Michigan for diving. Does anybody on this site dive the inland lakes. I'm not interested in the great lakes, but the small inland lakes. Thanks for any help any of you can provide.
    Jerry G
     
  2. divecon2k4

    divecon2k4 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: chicago Il
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    Take a look in Chris Kohl's book he list some of the inland lakes around Mi that might be worth wile to dive. There isn't many but a few, can't remember their names at the moment. I have only dove a one around petosky, Waloon Lake, and it wasn't all that great. I useally went down to the quarries in northen ohio(Whitestar, Portage, and Gilboa) when I lived near detroit.
     
  3. parrothead600

    parrothead600 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: big rapids, mi
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    I don't know any lakes around your area. Could give you some ideas if you don't mind a 3 hour drive.
     
  4. caymaniac

    caymaniac Giant Squid

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: West - Michigan
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    Higgins Lake has been popular in the past, there was a air fill spot not too far from a dive area but it's now gone.
    Have you dove in the bay off Traverse City, Scuba North runs charters into the bay.
    Have you thought about Tobemorey Canada? You can shore dive, or boat dive at your convienience at Tobemorey there are wrecks off shore and near shore.
     
  5. Merrimorte

    Merrimorte Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: MI
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    Well Jerry I am having similiar issues in my area... However I am still in search. Have located one within a 20 min drive from me. Otter Lake, but would like to find more than that.
     
  6. Divers Incorporated

    Divers Incorporated Dive Shop

    # of Dives:
    Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan and White Star Quarry
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    If you are adventurous there is orchard lake, Union lake, Maceday lake, and the St. Claire River.

    Maceday is one I really enjoyed but I havent been there in about 15 years.

    Good luck
    Rich
     
  7. rickydazla

    rickydazla Staff Instructor

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    Location: London / Detroit / Cali
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    I cycled past Maceday Lake last week when it was 90+ and it looked so cool and blue and inviting. The guy at the DNR ramp said there was no beach access anywhere but I think you could definitely skip over the fence on the West side (just about where it says "Danger. No Swimming"!). Alternatively, find someone with a boat...
     
  8. Divers Incorporated

    Divers Incorporated Dive Shop

    # of Dives:
    Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan and White Star Quarry
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    15 years ago we used to stop in a register at the DNR office.. then they would tell us where we could park (there was a place across from the access point) and then we had to climb down a steep hill to the water... there was a short beach and then it dropped off pretty quick.. like a 75 degree angle to 100+ft. It used to be kind of a pain but it had great vis then... cant imagine what it is now.

    Rich
     
  9. diver_paula

    diver_paula Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Southfield, MI
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    I'm not sure if there is a source specifically for 'spring fed' inland lakes but your on the right track. Word of mouth, the local dive shops, internet searches and the board are typically your best best. Another source is "Divers Guide to Michigan" by Steve E. Harrington. It was published in 1997 so some of the info. will be outdated.

    Paula
     
  10. cldwdiver

    cldwdiver Barracuda

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    I have a few inland lakes on my web site. Look under the North or South dive sites pages for Shore Diving sites.

    Cold Water Diver's Scuba Page
     

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