Lake ERIE, Osprey Charter (Westfield, NY)
June 30, 2018 Load at 7:30 am and depart at 8:00 am
Charter Cost: $150.00 per diver $75.00 per non diver
after June 21 the cost will increase by $20.00.
Payments are to be made to Deep Six Specialists, Inc. cash or check; credit cards add 3%.
In case of bad weather and we do not sail, we will offer you the choice of a full refund or a spot on a future charter.
The Southwind is a spacious 50' all aluminum vessel that can accommodate 16 divers. We do not crowd our divers and keep the boat to a minimum of 12 divers.
Certification Level: Advanced Diver or higher, with logged dives under similar water conditions with temps at 50°F or less.
Recommended Equipment: Single cylinder of 100 cuft or larger with a Pony System (19 cuft cylinder with regulator and SPG) or twin cylinders with isolation valve and redundant regulators.
Recommended Thermal Protection: Dry Suit or a ¼” Farmer John w/ Jacket, hood, gloves and boots.
Come Dive with us on the two of the Best Lake Erie Wrecks:
The "Crystal" is another of Lake Erie's mysteries. It's been told that this 117' 3 mastered schooner was named after the beer that the dives who found her celebrated with after their find. She lies upright in 120' of water and is quite a sight. She rises 20 feet of the bottom, and has a beautiful bowsprit, draped with a snagged fishnet. Other features include the port anchor, windlass, sheet winch and several pumps. The cabin has been blown off, revealing the stove, complete with frying pan! Nearby, a shoe and a pair of eyeglasses. This dive is not to be missed!
Visibility on this sight often approaches 100 feet, bottom temperatures in the low 40's.
The Trade Wind The 140' three masted bark "Trade Wind" was built in 1853 at Buffalo, NY.
Today the Trade Wind is one of the best dives in the range of recreational divers. She sits upright in 120' of water, her cargo scattered around the wreck. Her three masts have fallen to port, probably due to the damage on her starboard side rigging. The ship's wheel is intact, as is much of the ships railings. The anchor rests on the deck at the bow, along with the capstan and other deck gear. There is normally very good visibility at this site, in the range of 30-70', with bottom temperatures in the low to mid 40's.