2024 Sponsors

Diverdown DHR is back to sponsor the Great Lakes Shipwreck Festival TM again this year.

Every year he brings an amazingly restored regulator to raffle for attendees. This year is no different.

He is being very secretive this year, I have no pictures of the prize, but I was told there will be multiple regulators and they shouldn’t be missed.

If you have vintage regulators that need some tuning or a complete restoration, reach out to Diverdown.

Below the Grade Scuba is a sponsor of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Festival TM again this year. Their charter boat, the Ho-Hum, operates on Lakes Huron, Michigan, and Superior. The Ho-Hum is a rather unique boat. It was purpose built for comfort and speed. It is the first charter on the Lakes to be equipped with a boarding elevator in lieu of a traditional dive ladder. All of the gear racks are individually height adjustable for each diver’s needs.

Tracy is also a technical instructor providing training on both open circuit and rebreathers.


Please welcome returning sponsor St Ignace Scuba to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Festival TM. Captain Dan Friedhoff offers scuba charters and gas fills in the Straits of Mackinac. Air, banked nitrox, and a spacious dependable boat are some of the amenities offered.


Let’s welcome back Sea-Side dive shop as a sponsor of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Festival TM this year.

Sea-Side Dive Shop is located at 28612 Harper Ave in St Clair Shores. We have been servicing the Metro Detroit area for over 40 years under the continuous ownership of Paul Skoglund.

Sea-Side is a full service dive shop, carrying many lines of dive gear. They also offer classes from Introductory all the way through Divemaster. Come travel with us to tropical destinations, dive wrecks in the Great Lakes or treasure hunt with our group in the St Clair River. Whatever your diving needs, Sea-Side has your solution.


Long time sponsor Motor City Scuba is back this year. They have two locations in the Detroit Metro area. One store in Novi and another in Royal Oak. They are sponsoring a hospitality area again this year and have a booth to answer any questions you may have about Great Lakes Diving.


Returning as a sponsor this year is Patrix Heschel representing Patrix’s Scuba LLC and Fourth Element. Patrix is a Padi Platinum Course Director and a public safety instructor trainer located in Northern Ohio. He is also the Midwest Rep for Fourth Element and SKB Cases. Fourth Element continues to manufacture some of the best thermal protection products available on the market to divers all while striving to reduce our impact on the Lakes and Oceans that we all love. So stop by Booth 19 to check out the Fourth Element line of products and talk to Patrix about any of your instructor development needs.

One of our most popular sponsors is back again this year. Davey Bones Scuba and Captain Jack Sparrow are back! Adding to the crew, a real live Mermaid will be at the booth as well.


We have a new sponsor this year! The original Sultan of Cinnamon rolls, Captain Brian Anderson of Blackdog charters is sponsoring the show remotely while soaking up the Florida sunshine.


Join us for world class shipwreck diving aboard the Blackdog, a 36′ Uniflite.

equipped with state of the art navigation equipment, full galley, hot and cold running water, Safety equipment (AED, inflatable life raft, EPIRP and Emergency O2), large marine head (toilet) and walk through transom.

We are based out of Presque Isle, MI. and offer day trips to the Straits of Mackinac, Presque Isle, Port Austin area in June and Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

We support both recreational and technical diving and have a complete gas blending system with Oxygen and Helium on hand in an enclosed trailer for all of your gas needs.

Captain Brian has been running a successful & safe dive charter since 2001

Phone: Captain Brian 507-236-2280

email: CaptBrianAnderson@yahoo.com

A new sponsor this year is Gilboa Quarry

Located 20 minutes from Findlay, OH, right off of I-75, find yourself at the Midwest’s premier dive site. Known for our underwater attractions and crystal clear visibility, Gilboa Quarry is Ohio’s best kept hidden gem.

Whether you are a novice diver looking to practice those skills while exploring our underwater playground, or a technical diver looking to test the depths before your next big adventure. Gilboa Quarry is the perfect place to dive in and get your fins wet.

Not a diver? Not a problem! Days can be spent paddling and snorkeling the water’s surface, lounging on our sandy beach, enjoying a picnic while soaking in the view, or hiking into town to visit a local creamery or winery.

A bathhouse with hot water showers and flushable toilets is available for visitor use 24/7.


Long time listener, first time sponsor.

Let’s welcome Underwater Antics to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Festival TM on February 24th in Livonia, MI.

They are a full service dive shop based in Midland, MI.


Long time sponsor Double Action Dive Charters is back again this year. They operate two boats on two different Great Lakes. The SeaQuest II operates on southern Lake Michigan and the Go Between runs on southern Lake Huron. They are currently taking booking for this 2024 season at dadivecharters.com.

Joining us again this year is a long time sponsor of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Festival TM, Osprey Dive Charters.

Captain John has the unarguable distinction of being the prettiest captain on all of the Great Lakes. In addition to his endless wit and amazing good looks, his vessel, the Southwind is one of the largest and second fastest dive boat on the Lakes.

He operates out of Barcelona, NY and services eastern Lake Erie.

Come visit the Osprey Dive Charters booth and say hello.

Blackdog Charters LLC.

 Captain Brian Anderson



   Winter address:                         Summer address:

   215 Marie Lane                           PO Box 122

  Naples FL 34102                       Presque Isle, MI. 49777 

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