Prins Willem & Dredge #6 (6 openings)
April 21 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm$115
Join one other person
These are both recreational dives.
Known as the “Willie” this is one of the most popular wrecks in Milwaukee. She lies intact on its starboard side at about 80ft with penetrations possible for the trained and experienced divers. The top side of the wreck can be reached at about 56ft making it a good beginner wreck diving site. While diving this wreck divers can observe the ship in its entirety including a mast on an angle, pilot house, companion ways, and the skylights into the engine room. There are barrels left behind in the cargo holds from when attempts to raise the ship were made. Her bow has been slowly getting berried into the bottom creating an interesting clay wall around. The stern shows the name of the ship and divers have been keeping it clean from algae bloom, zebra and quagga mussels. One of the propellers and smoke stacks are available for viewing at Jerry’s Guyer Marina on the Milwaukee river. Overall this is a very exiting dive site for a dive or two or many. More pics…
Dredge #6 a is large crane barge sits upside down at 70ft and is held off the bottom with her boom. Divers can reach her top already at 30ft and the bottom is at about 70ft. It is a great introductory dive where diver can observe the barge’s machinery and structure. It offers overhead swim-throughs, but because the barge is upside down, divers need to exercise caution as not to get disoriented and lost. More pics…