Thousands of ships have traveled in the Great Lakes at one point when transportation on land was limited and it is not a surprise that some of them ended up on the bottom during unfortunate and tragic events such as storms, heavy fogs, ice puncturing ships, collisions, fires, running aground, etc. The Great Lakes are known as the inland "seas" and can create very dangerous storms and short steep waves that can break a large vessel into half such as the SS Daniel J. Morrell or Carl D. Bradley. We will take you to these shipwreck destinations and share history and stories of these ships so you can enjoy your underwater adventure fully and see well preserved shipwrecks that not many people get to see in live. The adventures are thrilling and you will have stories to tell your friends for a long time!
Shipwreck Explorers trailers Molly V boat to destination in Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, and Lake Superior. Based out of Milwaukee, we spend early and late season in Milwaukee; and travel up north mid-June to early September.
In the Great Lakes the water temperatures on the bottom usually remain constant all year round between 39°F and 48°F (4°C to 9°C). In the summer, July to September, the surface temperatures warm up to 75°F (24°C). This layer of water extends from the surface down to about 30ft and at times to 70ft (9m to 21m). This phenomenon is well appreciated by the technical divers doing decompression stops. Due to these cold water temperatures it is very important to have good dive equipment such as drysuits and good quality cold water regulators. In the summer divers can enjoy recreation type of dives in wetsuits without any difficulties and enjoy the Great Lakes shipwreck diving.