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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.

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(CANCELLED) Dive the Milwaukee Car Ferry

318 S Water St

THIS EVENT IS CANCELED. THE ALMA IS NOT YET READY TO RUN CHARTERS.

Dive the Milwaukee Car Ferry on the Alma, with Double Action Dive Charters. This wreck is at 120 feet, so you should have Lake Michigan experience, and Advanced Open Water (or above) and Nitrox certification.

Three of the divers are planning on doing a tec dive, so we will have to have at least two recreational divers for another team. The plan is to do one dive at the bow, and one at the stern.

The Milwaukee Car Ferry sank in a storm in 1929. You can still see railroad cars in the ship, and the wheelhouse broke off and landed nearby on the lake bottom.

We'll be diving with Double Action Dive charters, on the Alma. Sign up directly with Double Action:
https://www.doubleactiondivecharters.com/calendar/
Once you've signed up and paid with them, indicate your attendance here. The organizer (Chris Jacobsen) will then give you his cell phone number so you have a contact if you're uncertain about how to reach the boat location.

Meet at Jerry's Dock on S. Water Street in Milwaukee after 7:30 to load gear on board for an 8 am departure. If you can, stay for lunch after the dives so we can share stories of seeing whale sharks during the dive!

May Meetup-Dr. Sylvia Earle and Liz Taylor!

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We are honored that our meeting this month will feature a presentation with Dr. Sylvia Earle and her daughter, Liz Taylor. They will be talking about "Diving with Purpose"

Sylvia A. Earle is Explorer in Residence at the National Geographic Society, Founder of the Sylvia Earle Alliance (S.E.A.)/ Mission Blue, and Founder of Deep Ocean Exploration and Research Inc. (DOER), Chair of the Advisory Concil for the Harte Research Institute and former Chief Scientist of NOAA. Author of more than 200 publications and leader of more than 100 expeditions with 7,000 hours underwater, she is a graduate of Florida State University with M.A. and PhD. degrees from Duke University and 26 honorary doctorates. Her research concerns the ecology and conservation of marine ecosystems and the development of technology for access to the deep sea. She is the subject of the 2014 Netflix film, Mission Blue and the recipient of more than 100 national and international honors and awards including being named Time Magazine’s first Hero for the Planet, a Living Legend by the Library of Congress, Netherlands Order of the Golden Ark, winner of the 2009 TED Prize, the Walter Cronkite Award, UNEP Champion of the Earth, Glamour Magazine’s 2014 Women of the Year, the 1996 Explorers Club Metal, Royal Geographic Society 2011 Patrons Medal, and the National Geographic 2013 Hubbard Metal.

Liz Taylor is the President of DOER Marine, a full service engineering solutions company. Over the last 17 years, Taylor has developed the company and currently oversees business development, government contracts, marketing, writing, and educational outreach. She works across multiple industries, collaborating with marine contracting firms, commercial diving companies, oil and gas service companies, government, law enforcement, environmental response, search and rescue, offshore wind farm services firms, aquaculture firms, mega-yachts, expedition yachts, film production companies, universities and marine science institutions. She was previously the president of the Caribbean Marine Research Center where she utilized both manned and unmanned undersea vehicles that support aquaculture and marine research. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley and has background in commercial diving and maritime operations.

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]

MWRD - Virtual Free Online Tour!

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* * * This is not a formal CSM event, but may be of interest to many of our members. Advanced registration with MWRD is required. * * *

Travel back in time to early Chicago to see how the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District reversed the Chicago River and developed wastewater treatment technology. Go behind the scenes and under water to see how we transform the water you use every day; descend 300 feet into the deep tunnel system, and watch our electrofishing crew at work sampling fish on the Chicago River.

Our virtual tours are free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Register: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kfuqtqzIoHdJIJprPnquk-JJo8s-R7Ld_

FAQ about tours: https://mwrd.org/facility-and-virtual-tours

MWRD history: https://mwrd.org/history

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