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Memorial Day, Midwest Diving Opportunity!
Event Date Sat, May 24, 2014 12:00 PM - Mon, May 26, 2014
Event Location South Beloit, IL
Event Price $20/Day plus extras
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Hawkeye54 - View Member Calendar
Category: Dive Trip
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I have a diving opportunity coming up Memorial Day Weekend for all who are interested!

When & Where:
May 24-26
Saturday-Sunday: Pearl Lake (pearllake.com)
Monday: Diving Chicago area shipwrecks with Windy City Diving (windycitydiving.net)

Pearl Lake has some pretty cool stuff to see, and training dives will be available per Yours Truly at that location. It is a flooded sand quarry and temps will be brisk (55ºF), so we expect the visibility will be good. Lake Michigan is COLD water (40ºF-42ºF), but the wrecks and potential for great visibility can’t be touched by anything I’ve seen in a quarry. (Vis can range from 10’ to over 100’, depending on the weather and averaging 30’-40’)

Cost:
Get yourself to the dive site (carpool advised)
Lodging: From $50/night either nearby Hotel or onsite camping w/ electric and shower access
$20/Day + $10/fill at Pearl Lake, as many dives as you can fit in a day!
$65 - $90 for two wreck dives on Lake Michigan > MEMORIAL DAY SPECIAL RATE FOR CURRENT AND FORMER MILITARY! ($130-$180 for all others) †Variable price depends on dive site, 3 seats available. Contact me to confirm your reservation!

Training:
This event is open to all divers certification level Open Water and above at Pearl, and AOW or equivalent experience for the Lake Michigan charter. If anybody has completed their confined water / knowledge development, has this documented in form (regardless of training organization), and needs checkout dives for Open Water certification - I can do them! ($120) I tentatively plan to conduct PADI Rescue Diver course scenarios that weekend, and am happy to include anybody who’s completed the knowledge development (either book, or e-Learning) and meets the EFR requirement. Contact me for pricing and availability on this.

Equipment:
I have some equipment available to anybody that might need it. (BCD sizes S-XL, Cylinders [AL80, Steel72, HP120Steel], weights, Farmer John 7mm wetsuit sizes Sm - L, and regulators w/ gauges) Contact me and we can work something out.

Can’t make the full weekend, but still want to dive for a day? No problem! Pearl Lake is open to the public 8AM to Dusk, so come and go as you please. :)

Drop me a line to get linked up for this fun opportunity to meet new buddies for a weekend of diving!

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