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We are a dive club with an emphasis on diving! We take local and warm water trips, and participate in lots of social, educational, and conservation activities.

Upcoming events (5)

Morning dive on the Northerner and the Mahoning

106 Lake St

This is a morning trip to dive on the Northerner (132 feet max depth) and then the Mahoning (64 feet max depth), on the Molly V with Captain Jitka Hanáková.

There's also an afternoon dive, listed as a separate meetup event.

If you have the required experience and training for this dive, this is a great one! The Northerner is a beautiful, very intact wooden schooner, and it's small enough that one can see it all even in a short dive.

Because this wreck is near the depth limit of no-decompression diving, all divers should have prior Lake Michigan experience, and Advanced Open Water certification or higher (as well as nitrox certification). You should also be aware of rock-bottom gas planning, described at many places including here:
https://www.thinkingdiver.com/rock-bottom-gas-planning-recreational-diving/

Here are two descriptions of the Northerner with more history
https://www.shipwreckexplorers.com/schooner-northerner/
https://www.wisconsinshipwrecks.org/Vessel/Details/466

The Mahoning is more broken up, but it has rope lines running off to the boiler which is neat to see on the lake bottom:
https://www.wisconsinshipwrecks.org/Vessel/Details/405

We meet at the boat ramp at the Port Washington marina. What I like to do is to drop off my gear on the sidewalk at the far end of the boat ramp, and then park my car. Bring $3 in quarters to feed the parking meter!

The way we handle signups is for you to add yourself to the waitlist. The organizer (Chris Jacobsen; [masked]) will then add you to the "going" list until we hit our limit of 6 divers. You'll then have to pay (it's $780 for the boat, or $130 each if we fill it) a week in advance.

As always, these dives are weather-dependent.

Afternoon dive on the Northerner and the Mahoning

106 Lake St

This is an afternoon trip to dive on the Northerner (132 feet max depth) and then the Mahoning (64 feet max depth), on the Molly V with Captain Jitka Hanáková.

There's also a morning dive, listed as a separate meetup event.

If you have the required experience and training for this dive, this is a great one! The Northerner is a beautiful, very intact wooden schooner, and it's small enough that one can see it all even in a short dive.

Because this wreck is near the depth limit of no-decompression diving, all divers should have prior Lake Michigan experience, and Advanced Open Water certification or higher (as well as nitrox certification). You should also be aware of rock-bottom gas planning, described at many places including here:
https://www.thinkingdiver.com/rock-bottom-gas-planning-recreational-diving/

Here are two descriptions of the Northerner with more history
https://www.shipwreckexplorers.com/schooner-northerner/
https://www.wisconsinshipwrecks.org/Vessel/Details/466

The Mahoning is more broken up, but it has rope lines running off to the boiler which is neat to see on the lake bottom:
https://www.wisconsinshipwrecks.org/Vessel/Details/405

We meet at the boat ramp at the Port Washington marina. What I like to do is to drop off my gear on the sidewalk at the far end of the boat ramp, and then park my car. Bring $3 in quarters to feed the parking meter!

The way we handle signups is for you to add yourself to the waitlist. The organizer (Chris Jacobsen; [masked]) will then add you to the "going" list until we hit our limit of 6 divers. You'll then have to pay (it's $780 for the boat, or $130 each if we fill it) a week in advance.

As always, these dives are weather-dependent.

THE CSM ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL TRIP - SEASON VIII- ST LUCIA

Anse Chastanet Resort

THE SCUBA SHOW-SEASON VIII
WELL EVERYONE…IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN!!!!!!!! I KNOW YOU HAVE ALL BEEN ANXIOUSLY WAITING TO FIND OUT WHERE NEXT YEAR’S VENUE IS GOING TO TAKE US………………WAIT FOR IT…………….
THIS ONE IS A LITTLE CLOSER TO HOME!!! AN ISLAND COUNTRY IN THE WEST INDIES IN THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN SEA ON THE BORDER WITH THE ATLANTIC OCEAN!! IT IS THE ONLY SOVEREIGN NATION IN THE WORLD NAMED AFTER A HISTORICAL WOMAN.
IT IS A VOLCANIC ISLAND WITH THE ONLY DRIVE IN VOLCANO IN THE WORLD AND WRAPPED IN TROPICAL RAINFOREST! IT HAS SOME OF THE CLEAREST WATER IN THE CARIBBEAN AND IS HOST TO OVER 150 DIFFERENT SPECIES OF UNDERWATER MARINE LIFE! THE ENTIRE REGION IS VESTED INTO AN AWARD WINNING MARINE RESERVE (SMMA). IT IS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE TOP DIVING DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD. PART OF THE LESSER ANTILLES, IT IS LOCATED NORTH/NORTHEAST OF THE ISLAND OF ST. VINCENT, NORTHWEST OF BARBADOS AND SOUTH OF MARTINIQUE. IT HAS A LAND AREA OF 238 SQUARE MILES. ITS CAPITAL IS THE CASTRIES AND IT IS BORDERED ON THE SOUTHWEST BY THE INCREDIBLE PITON MOUNTAINS.
HAVE YOU GUESSED IT???? IT’S……..
ST. LUCIA!!

The EIGHTH Adventure in the continuing saga of Scuba Diving the CSM way!!! Not sure we are going to be able to top The Maldives and our Season VII liveaboard Coronacation adventure, but I think this trip is going to be AMAZING! Wonderful people and another outstanding venue! This is one not to be missed!!
Our gorgeous host resort will be the spectacular-
Anse Chastenet!
It is an amazing venue whose reputation for phenomenal scuba diving and world class food and service precedes it!!!
The estate encompasses 600 lush tropical acres bordering two soft sand beaches. Not only do you get a World Heritage Site anchored by the twin peaks on land, the resort’s two crystal-clear bays are part of a designated marine reserve protecting miles of colorful coral reefs teeming with tropical fish.
This is a one of a kind resort and was inspired long before being “green” became fashionable!
The rooms tiptoe up a flower decked hillside. To make the most of the panoramic views and the refreshing trade winds octagonal whitewashed cottages come with wraparound flower draped balconies and louvered windows.

THIS PACKAGE WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
• 7 Nights Superior room
• 12 Boat Dives
• 2 Night Dives
• Extra Scheduled Shore Diving
• Roundtrip Airport Ground Transfers
• Resort Fees, Taxes and gratuities (Dive staff gratuity is NOT included)
• Full Meal Plan: 3 meals a day and afternoon tea/snacks. Includes meal gratuities
• All non alcoholic drinks are included
• Nitrox
• T-shirt
• Marine Park Fees and Eco Tax
• Welcome cocktail
• Manager’s Cocktail Party
• Use of beach chairs and towels
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• $20 Chicago Scuba Meetup annual sustaining membership fee
• Friday afternoon Group Excursion
• Mini sailing, windsurfing, snorkeling, use of tennis court and equipment
• Mid Week Specialty Meal

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING REALLY AMAZING!!!! THE COSTS!!!
***The costs of this trip are the best package rates available since 2018!! Due to Covid we have received an unbelievable opportunity for our group at this location! This is over ½ off regular rates for this stellar venue. These rates may never be available again! This is why CSM is taking advantage of this incredible deal for 2022!

Superior Hillside/Ocean View Rooms

Diver Non Diver
$[masked] $[masked]
Single Supplement $[masked] additional

3 Easy Payments:

$[masked] Non-Refundable Deposit due by April 16, 2021
Second $1000 Non-Refundable Deposit will be due by July 16, 2021!
Balance of Trip due by Oct 16, 2021

Roommates will be assigned on a first come first serve basis.
All packages based on double occupancy.

Please phone, text or email me for additional information/brochure
Hope you all can join us!! Look forward to diving with you all soon!

Julie Scheibe[masked] or [masked]

THE CSM ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL TRIP - SEASON VIII- ST LUCIA

Anse Chastanet Resort

THE SCUBA SHOW-SEASON VIII
WELL EVERYONE…IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN!!!!!!!! I KNOW YOU HAVE ALL BEEN ANXIOUSLY WAITING TO FIND OUT WHERE NEXT YEAR’S VENUE IS GOING TO TAKE US………………WAIT FOR IT…………….
THIS ONE IS A LITTLE CLOSER TO HOME!!! AN ISLAND COUNTRY IN THE WEST INDIES IN THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN SEA ON THE BORDER WITH THE ATLANTIC OCEAN!! IT IS THE ONLY SOVEREIGN NATION IN THE WORLD NAMED AFTER A HISTORICAL WOMAN.
IT IS A VOLCANIC ISLAND WITH THE ONLY DRIVE IN VOLCANO IN THE WORLD AND WRAPPED IN TROPICAL RAINFOREST! IT HAS SOME OF THE CLEAREST WATER IN THE CARIBBEAN AND IS HOST TO OVER 150 DIFFERENT SPECIES OF UNDERWATER MARINE LIFE! THE ENTIRE REGION IS VESTED INTO AN AWARD WINNING MARINE RESERVE (SMMA). IT IS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE TOP DIVING DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD. PART OF THE LESSER ANTILLES, IT IS LOCATED NORTH/NORTHEAST OF THE ISLAND OF ST. VINCENT, NORTHWEST OF BARBADOS AND SOUTH OF MARTINIQUE. IT HAS A LAND AREA OF 238 SQUARE MILES. ITS CAPITAL IS THE CASTRIES AND IT IS BORDERED ON THE SOUTHWEST BY THE INCREDIBLE PITON MOUNTAINS.
HAVE YOU GUESSED IT???? IT’S……..
ST. LUCIA!!

The EIGHTH Adventure in the continuing saga of Scuba Diving the CSM way!!! Not sure we are going to be able to top The Maldives and our Season VII liveaboard Coronacation adventure, but I think this trip is going to be AMAZING! Wonderful people and another outstanding venue! This is one not to be missed!!
Our gorgeous host resort will be the spectacular-
Anse Chastenet!
It is an amazing venue whose reputation for phenomenal scuba diving and world class food and service precedes it!!!
The estate encompasses 600 lush tropical acres bordering two soft sand beaches. Not only do you get a World Heritage Site anchored by the twin peaks on land, the resort’s two crystal-clear bays are part of a designated marine reserve protecting miles of colorful coral reefs teeming with tropical fish.
This is a one of a kind resort and was inspired long before being “green” became fashionable!
The rooms tiptoe up a flower decked hillside. To make the most of the panoramic views and the refreshing trade winds octagonal whitewashed cottages come with wraparound flower draped balconies and louvered windows.

THIS PACKAGE WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
• 7 Nights Superior room
• 12 Boat Dives
• 2 Night Dives
• Extra Scheduled Shore Diving
• Roundtrip Airport Ground Transfers
• Resort Fees, Taxes and gratuities (Dive staff gratuity is NOT included)
• Full Meal Plan: 3 meals a day and afternoon tea/snacks. Includes meal gratuities
• All non alcoholic drinks are included
• Nitrox
• T-shirt
• Marine Park Fees and Eco Tax
• Welcome cocktail
• Manager’s Cocktail Party
• Use of beach chairs and towels
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• $20 Chicago Scuba Meetup annual sustaining membership fee
• Friday afternoon Group Excursion
• Mini sailing, windsurfing, snorkeling, use of tennis court and equipment
• Mid Week Specialty Meal

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING REALLY AMAZING!!!! THE COSTS!!!
***The costs of this trip are the best package rates available since 2018!! Due to Covid we have received an unbelievable opportunity for our group at this location! This is over ½ off regular rates for this stellar venue. These rates may never be available again! This is why CSM is taking advantage of this incredible deal for 2022!

Superior Hillside/Ocean View Rooms

Diver Non Diver
$[masked] $[masked]
Single Supplement $[masked] additional

3 Easy Payments:

$[masked] Non-Refundable Deposit due by April 16, 2021
Second $1000 Non-Refundable Deposit will be due by July 16, 2021!
Balance of Trip due by Oct 16, 2021

Roommates will be assigned on a first come first serve basis.
All packages based on double occupancy.

Please phone, text or email me for additional information/brochure
Hope you all can join us!! Look forward to diving with you all soon!

Julie Scheibe[masked] or [masked]

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