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Wake up early after your fireworks party! The wreck of the Prins Willem V is intact, resting on its side in 90' of water on a clay bottom; length is 258'. Ship's machinery, cargo (printing presses, automobile parts, twine & band instruments) and equipment are intact; large open hatches may be found on deck. Large tanks used in a salvage effort may be found along side the wreck. This is a great dive for those who are new to the lake, especially if your'e nitrox certified for the two medium-depth dives. We will be diving with Capt. Andrew Grove of AJ Dive Charters. Please wear a mask on the boat as much as possible. The cost is $110 per diver (five divers minimum), but if we fill the boat with six divers you'll get a $20 refund. Once paid, there will be no refunds made. If you can't make the charter, it will be up to each diver to find another qualified diver to take their spot, though the organizer can provide suggestions. To sign up, put yourself on the waitlist. For the first two days, sustaining members will be cleared onto the "going" list, and then it is open to everyone. Once cleared, you will be contacted with payment information. You must read and agree to the CSM liability waiver (https://tinyurl.com/yb5nffvv), and indicate your cold water and deep diving experience, and certification. On the day of the dive, there is also a waiver provided by AJ Scuba to which you must agree. Divers are responsible for providing their own equipment, including tanks and weights. Please arrive by 7:30 am for an 8:00 am departure. And most of us join for lunch after the dive. You can learn more about this wreck at the following links: https://ajdivecharters.com/prins-willem-v-shipwreck/
This event is weather dependent. We will be sitting outside - weather permitting. I chose this restaurant because they have many sidewalk tables for dining outside. But we cannot reserve the tables outside and we cannot push them together, so we’ll just see how it works out. Parking: Street parking is free. There are free lots to the west of the restaurant. There is a free parking garage across the street, one block south. What's Dinner with Divers? No Agenda. No Presentation. Just Breathing with Buddies. We love our Monthly Chicago SCUBA Meetups listening to cool topics... but did you ever wish you could just spend some quality time with other SCUBA Divers living in Chicago? Maybe find out where they've been diving lately and where you might consider going next? See if you can find a compatible dive buddy? Connect with someone who may be organizing a trip soon?
August's Dinner with Divers will be at X in X. Our DiNemaster will be X. We have a reservation for 15 people. We confirmed that each of us can order/pay separate checks. What's Dinner with Divers? No Agenda. No Presentation. Just Breathing with Buddies. We love our Monthly Chicago SCUBA Meetups listening to cool topics... but did you ever wish you could just spend some quality time with other SCUBA Divers living in Chicago? Maybe find out where they've been diving lately and where you might consider going next? See if you can find a compatible dive buddy? Connect with someone who may be organizing a trip soon?
THIS IS CONFIRMED! The Northerner is such a beautiful wreck (for those who have Great Lakes experience, and Advanced Open Water certification). We are having one group of 6 dive in the morning (7:30 am meet time for 8 am departure), and a second group of 6 dive in the afternoon. --------- This trip is to dive the Northerner and Mahoning wrecks out of Port Washington, WI, with on the Molly V, captained by Jiktka Hanakova with her dog Deco. The Northerner (a schooner that went down in 1868) sits on the bottom at 130 ft, so certifications for Advanced Open Water and Nitrox are required. The Mahoning sits at about 60 feet. While the details are not yet set, the morning group would probably meet at 7:30 am for an 8 am departure, and the afternoon group at about noon for a 12:30 pm departure. The cost will likely be about $130. Each charter (morning and afternoon, if there's sufficient interest) is limited to 6 divers. The Chicago Scuba Meetup policy is for you to request to sign up by getting on the waiting list. Sustaining members will be cleared first, after which regular members will be cleared. Payment in full will be due by August 1. No refunds are then possible, but if one must cancel after August 1 we will try to arrange for the next person on the wait list to pay the person who had to cancel.