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ScubaScout - 4/21/2023 2:12 PM
BSA Scuba Venture Crew 820 & Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society Joint Event
Welcome to the 13th Annual Phalen Lake Underwater Beach Cleanup Saturday morning May 27th, 2023.

Divers and non-divers are welcome to help clean and remove lakebottom trash and debris from shore to 26 feet lake depth in the swim beach area.

Start time is at 9:00 AM Saturday morning, May 27th at the South side of the Lake Phalen Beach House building @ 1400 Phalen Drive, St. Paul, MN.,
Lake Phalen Beach House agenda RAIN OR SHINE
Sign-up cutoff date is Friday, May 19th!
FREE tank of air and Hot Dog lunch provided by BSA Venture Crew 820.
For more information and to sign up for this annual event, e-mail me at
ScubaScout - 2/15/2020 8:54 PM
Share the Adventure at the
2020 Upper Midwest Scuba and Adventure Travel Show (UMSAT)
Saturday, April 4, 2020 – 9:00AM to 6:00PM

Jimmy’s Event Center, 3565 Labore Road, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

For Immediate Release:

Looking for an amazing day full of adventure? The 20th annual Upper Midwest Scuba and Adventure Travel Show (UMSAT) combines professional divers, shipwreck hunters, educators, and underwater photographers, videographers, and archaeologists in a fascinating day of unbelievable history and grand storytelling. A unique panel of guest speakers will regale attendees with tales about the World War II Vessels of the Great Lakes, Tuskegee Airman Searches, Most Baffling Shipwrecks in the Great Lakes, Truk Lagoon, Cayman Island Diving, Cuyuna Mines, and Rec to Tech TDI, plus.. The latest in Diving Equipment, Exhibits, Worldwide Travel Dive spots , Raffles, Maritime History, and Silent Auction.

For more information and tickets, visit
ScubaScout - 4/08/2019 8:15 AM
2019 Upper Midwest Scuba & Adventure Travel Show
Share the Adventure at the 2019 Upper Midwest Scuba and Adventure Travel Show (UMSAT) Saturday, April 13, 2019 – 9:00AM to 6:00PM Jimmy’s Event Center, 3565 Labore Road, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110
For more information and tickets, visit

Beneath Pearl Harbor: “USS Arizona” US National Park Service divers have explored the USS Arizona (BB39)

Brett Seymour - Deputy Chief of the US National Park Service’s Submerged Resource Center - Underwater photographer - Project Investigator on the 200 B.C. Atikythera, HL Hunley. Publisher of the "Beneath Pearl Harbor: "USS Arizona" chronicles and underwater imaging portfolio", and numerous Photographic work documentation for the National Park Service’s underwater realm is available for an interview Friday April 12th, 2019 to talk about the USS Arizona, Shipwrecks of Isle Royale, and Underwater Wonders of the National Park Service and to promote the "Upper Midwest Scuba & Adventure Travel Show" on Saturday April 13th.

Other Exciting Speakers and topics at the UMSAT Show:

 Ken Merryman: Comparing Caribbean Dive Destinations
 Dan Fountain: Ships That Go Bump in the Night; Wrecks of the Choctaw and Ohio  Steve & Jolene Philbrook: Top 10 Reasons For Group Dive Travel  Dr. Camilo Saraiva, MD & Dr. John Wahlstrom, MD: Frequently Asked Diving Medical Questions & Benefits of D.A.N. Membership