Nautical Archaeology Training Workshop and Dinner

Save the Date: April 29 and 30, with an in-water practice day May 20 or May 21.  One of the cornerstones of the shipwreck research program at the National Museum of the Great Lakes is its training program run in conjunction with the Maritime Archaeology Survey Team. This training program has trained over 350 avocational archaeologists over the last 15 years. The training is over three days: April 29-30 and either May 20 or 21. You do not have to be a SCUBA diver to take the training.


Over the course of three days, our Basic Workshop will teach students the basics of surveying a shipwreck. We will cover: Ship Terms, Laws and Ethics, Research, Survey Tools, and Trilateration (the technique we use to measure shipwrecks) as well as much more.


The Advanced class is for people who have already completed the Basic training and cannot be taken at the same time. The Advanced class will build upon what was learned in the Basic workshop and shape the students to begin to work, research, and study their own project.

The workshop is designed for divers and non-divers. The work is also appropriate for novice or new divers. The cost of the class is $170 and covers all materials needed, breakfast and lunch in April, as well as the dinner program April 29. Please note: this is a three day class- a full weekend in April with classroom and dry run practical's. Then one of two days in May (20 or 21) for in-water practice.

In conjunction with the training, MAST will host their annual meeting and dinner program. This is open to everyone.

MAST Annual Dinner

Saturday, april 29, 2017      6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join new members of the Maritime Archaeology Survey Team at their annual meeting and dinner program. This dinner is open to everyone! Our keynote speaker will be Wayne Lusardi, the Michigan State Underwater Archaeologist and he will be presenting on archaeological investigations of aircraft in the Great Lakes.

Tickets are $45.00 and are ordered on line.  Event is at the Sea Gate Convention Center, 401 Jefferson Ave.  Toledo, OH 43601


Osprey Charters - Sport diving    Lake Erie

saturday, june 24, 20172:30 pm departure   (Boland & Betty Hedger)

Sunday, june 25, 2017  8:00 am departure   (Crystal & Trade Wind)

Join us aboard the Southwind with Osprey Charters, located on the Eastern end of Lake Erie.  The Southwind is one of the premier dive boats on Lake Erie.  All dives for this charter will be within recreational limits of less than 130 feet.  Do not be left on the dock!  

Charter cost:  $175.00 for both days of diving.
Pre-registration is required. 



tobermory, canada - Sport diving

Friday, july 14 (2 dives), saturday, july 15 (3 dives) &  Sunday, july 16, 2017 (2 dives) 
Charter costs: $275.00

Tobermory is located on the Northern Bruce Peninsula in the Georgian Bay.  Our staff will be your guide as we explore the lime stone bottoms, littered with old ship wrecks in and around Tobermory’s Fathom Five Underwater Park.  The water’s are clear, the depths are shallow, and the food and accommodations are superb.  Non-divers are welcome to come on board or just kick back and explore the nooks and crannies of the Tobermory Harbor and the Canadian wilderness. 


annual cook out & diving weekend

July 22 & 23 @ white star quarry

Deep Six Specialists, Inc. will be at White Star Quarry for a weekend of diving, food & fun.  Make this a family affair; Non-Divers can enjoy swimming and fishing while you are diving.
Purchase your advanced dinner ticket (we do the cooking - BBQ Ribs on the grill with all the trimmings including baked beans, cole slaw, fire roasted corn on the cob, appetizers, deserts & beverage only $17.50 till July 15, 2017.  Cook out starts at 5:30 pm – dinner served at 6:00 pm. 

lake huron, michigan & st. clair river

Saturday August 5 & Sunday August 6, 2017

Saturday, August 5, 2017    Boat departs 1:00 pm     Charter Cost:  $129.00
The specialty interest is Ship Wreck Diving.  The dives are depths from 45 to 110 feet.  These dives are intended to be non-decompression dives, unless you have the training and equipment for required decompression diving.  During the month of July You can use either a full 6.5 mm wet suit with a hooded vest or a dry suit.  Divers need to be Advanced Diver Certified.  This is a great opportunity to dive multiple,  historical Great Lake Ship Wrecks, meet other divers and enjoy the Lakeside ambiance that only a quaint wilderness and small town atmosphere can offer.

Sunday, August 6, 2017   
A great time for going with the flow in the gentle waters of the Saint Clair River.  We will be river diving off of Harsens Island. Some of the coolest stuff to find is right in this area.  Imagine searching through a submerged antique store for that elusive artifact.   Hundreds of bottles, an occasional coin or antique luggage tag can be found.


St. Lawrence river - cornwall, ontario

August 19 & 20, 2017      Charter Cost: $200.00

Milles Roches - Powerhouse

Sunk - July 14, 1970 - flooded
Depth - 35, 55, and 75 feet

Lock 21 dive

Mille Roches - Powerhouse

Mille Roches - Powerhouse

Diving the Powerhouse

Diving the Powerhouse

October 21 - 28, 2017

$1,029 (diver) plus airfare

Non-diver $594.00

Join Deep Six on this all-inclusive dive trip to Cozumel, Mexico.  We are departing on Saturday, October 21 and returning October 28, 2017.  Airfare out of Cleveland is $456.00 round trip as of 3/7/17.  Prices are based on double occupancy.   Click purple link above to learn more!

Shipwrecks & Scuba 2017

Shipwrecks and Scuba 2017 will be on, October 21, 2017, at the Kalahari Resort & Water Park. Save the date and plan a long weekend with the family.