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Baptist Lake - Sand Lake MI

Baptist Lake is a shore accessible fresh water dive site, located in Sand Lake, MI. This dive site has an average rating of 3.33 out of 5 from 6 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 36-40ft/11-12m. The average visibility is 16-20ft/5-6m.

Small inland lake north of Grand Rapids, MI. This lake has several sunken boats with guide ropes connecting them. Numerous weeds and fish in the shallows. Chilly below the thermocline, but not bad with hood and gloves

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bradymsu616 - 4/26/2020 11:53 PM
I went scuba diving here on 4/26/2020. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m. Water temp: Under 50°F/10°C.
bradymsu616 - 4/26/2020 11:51 PM
Rating Added: 4
A fun dive with decent visibility of 10’-15’. All the "wrecks" are linked by polypro line requiring minimal navigation. Enter by lining up the sign on shore with the tree with the V notch in it and head out a short distance to the drop off where you will find the start of the line to the platform. From there, consistently select the left most line off each item to complete a clockwise loop which will take you to the deeper locations first and end with a swimming safety stop.
Alloy6351 - 8/31/2017 10:34 PM
I went scuba diving here on 8/28/2017. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C.
Def not my fav dive of 2017. Algae was dense. Found a 1981 class ring from Jackson MI on bounds of swimming area. Did i mention the algae?
Rope guides to underwater items (boats)
If you have spare air at end of dive, dive green and remove some of the trash in swimming area. I’ve seen worse, but still managed to recover 23 golf balls and an abundance of trash all within the swim area.
Alloy6351 - 8/14/2017 10:55 PM
This lake is known for fresh water jelly fish - the Craspedacusta sowerbii.
Usually found in calm, freshwater reservoirs, lakes, impoundments, gravel pits or quarries. The medusa’s appearance is sporadic and unpredictable from year to year. Just like salt water jellyfish they do have stinging cells. However, these cnidocytes cells are used for paralyzing very tiny prey and have not been proven to have the capacity to pierce human skin.
Fritz - 1/25/2016 8:55 PM
Thermal at 39 ft, water turns cold and black.
Jacob_Boprie - 9/16/2014 6:16 AM
Rating Added: 3
Visibility changes from bad to terrible. The sunken boats are kind of cool to see if you’re new. Makes a great intro or training lake but otherwise pass.
arussell - 8/04/2014 6:37 AM
I went scuba diving here on 7/24/2014. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 50-55°F/10-13°C.
arussell - 6/29/2014 7:32 PM
Rating Added: 4
good smaller lake
like others have said its chilly past 20’ but lots to see for a small lake
6/10/14 45f at 22’ and 56f at surface