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petemes

Member Since 03 Aug 2007
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In Topic: Great Lakes, not so exotic but worth it just the same!

16 January 2016 - 04:40 PM

Very nice. Grew up in Michigan and learned to dive there. Before I could afford a camera.

If you can dive there, you can dive anywhere.

Its a beautiful part of the world alright. Just finding my feet there and really looking forward to spending August each year exploring the Great Lakes. 

 

Pete


In Topic: Great Lakes, not so exotic but worth it just the same!

14 January 2016 - 02:15 PM

 

 

100 mins in that temperature? Clearly they breed then tough around you!

 

As for that cold post-dive beer, you could make mine a mega-hot chocolate  :lol2:

Mainline infused!


In Topic: Great Lakes, not so exotic but worth it just the same!

12 January 2016 - 05:04 PM

Wow, some cracking pics here - really nice work. 

 

It does look damn cold down there though!

Thanks for your kind words Tim, No hiding though it is cold. But I thought I wouldnt be able to handle the colder waters. But with proper gear, dry gloves etc it didnt ever become a problem. We were doing on average 100min dives.

 

Pete


In Topic: Great Lakes, not so exotic but worth it just the same!

12 January 2016 - 05:02 PM

Steve/Pete, you have some great shots there! Friends of mine travel to PI annually, but I have yet to make the trip from Tobermory! It looks spectacular.

 

So many people seem to thing that great diving has to be in warm water. Last year, I travelled to both the east and west coasts of Canada as well as a few spots in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence. Personally, I love cold water diving, plus you can hang your beer in a bag off of the boat and it comes up "just right"! :-)

Hi Stoo,

 

I am super excited to make other trips round the Lakes, Tobermory, Isle Royale, Two Rivers, Milwaukee, Whitefish etc etc. You are so right about cold water diving. I guess anyone if given the option will want to go for the 30ºC water but people shouldnt discount colderwater dives. There are cracker sights to be enjoyed and the water temp is a slight logistic to think about avoiding freezing your balls off! Want to give that Gunuilda a nudge too!! Cant wait!

 

Pete


In Topic: Great Lakes, not so exotic but worth it just the same!

09 January 2016 - 03:50 PM

Few more shots.

 

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Cornelia B Windiate built 1874, sank 1875

 

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Florida, wooden steemer, 82m (270 foot) built 1889, sank 1897