Lake Michigan - Milwaukee, WI Shipwreck Diving
Directions: Take 151 east to Madison, then I94 to Milwaukee. Stay on I-94 all the way to downtown and over the high bridge (you'll know it!) Take the National Street Exit and go east on National to the Lake...to Water Street. Take a left (North) and go about a mile to a small sign on the right that says "Jerrys Dock!"
For complete information contact:
Pirates Cove Diving, Inc.
1103 West Oklahoma Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53215
(414) 482 -1430 FAX: (414)-482-7280
CELL: (414) 588-6764
Max Depth: 140' Allowed
Avg Dive Depth: Variable
Dive Rating: Easy to Advanced (See training note!)
Fees: $80 per trip 2-dives
Hours: 8am Charter and 2pm Charter
If you are looking for some "way cool" ... world class diving, along with simplicity, and the convenience of a major city....then this is for you.
Milwaukee Shipwreck Diving!
The Len-Der and her sister ship the Reef Diver make diving the famous wrecks of Milwaukee very easy. The most popular of these being the Prins Willem V (Prins Willie) a 250 foot Dutch Freighter with only 50 feet of water over the top or the wreck and 80 feet or so at the deepest. Other wrecks include the 906 Dredge, a crane barge that sunk upside down and held up at an angle with her boom, the Gillen Tug, the Norland Steamer, The Milwaukee, and quite a few more. Depths can range from 30 - 140 feet.
The crew of the Len-Der are very good (and really nice folks) and have been running these charters for 20 years. The Charters run most all weekends except for the winter with two charters a day. You'll need to bring your own air tanks and can refill at Pirates Cove Diving which is also owned by Jerry Guyer, the owner of the the Len-Der and the Reef Diver. Equipment Rental is available here at Seatasea and also Pirates Cove. Plan on a 7mm wetsuit, hood and gloves or a dry suit. We think dive computers are a must on all dives...but we really would recommend you having one for wreck diving due to the multi-levels of your dive. A good dive light is a necessity in wreck diving. We will also recommend the PADI Wreck Diver Specialty!
The boat dock is located just south of downtown Milwaukee and is an easy 5 hour drive from Cedar Rapids. Lots of hotels are available along with plenty of other things to do if you are not diving.
Seatasea chartered the Len-Der in August 2002 Read about our trip in the Dive Trip Review Section
Training Note: Lake Michigan is a deep lake, a "big" lake and a cold lake. Diving beyond your training and experience is dangerous. Use caution and be a safe diver. Always dive with a buddy. Learn the wreck before you dive. Know your equipment. Plan your dive...dive your plan!