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August Meetup-Mark Shahaf and Great Lakes Wreck Diving!
Our guest speaker this month will be CSM member Mark Shahaf. Mark is a technical diver that has taken some wonderful pictures of the Great Lakes shipwrecks he has visited. The theme of his talk will be “How I fell in love with shipwrecks of Great Lakes” Mark was certified in Mediterranean Sea in 1988 in Tel Aviv, Israel. He has been diving the Mediterranean and Red Sea, with occasional visits to the Florida Keys for 20 years. In 2004, Mark with his family moved to Chicago area but it took him almost 5 years to discover local diving. His first brief introduction to local waters was at Pearl Lake and as the result Mark signed up for a drysuit class. He got his first dry suit and after few dives in Haigh Quarry, it was time for his first dive in Lake Michigan. The result of that dive was new pony tank and signing up for a wreck training class. In the last 9 years Mark has been improving his cold water and technical skills, diving 3 out of 5 Great Lakes and underwater caves of northern Florida. Underwater Photography came later when Mark felt his experience is sufficient to take the camera underwater. Today, Mark is certified as a divemaster, multi-stage cave diver and a trimix diver. His images of shipwrecks are used to promote the beauty of diving Great Lakes

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