Diving into FUN


By Isabelle Schultz

As the plane descended, members of Milan’s Great Lakes Wrecking Crew Scuba Diving Club strained to see the Bahamian island of San Salvador, where they would spend the next several days exploring reefs and swimming with sharks in the deep blue waters of the Atlantic.
One of the few dives clubs in Michigan, the local group named for the multitude of sunken ships found in the Great Lakes is a widely diverse crew of some fifty divers ranging in age from fifteen to seventy plus years. Members come from primarily Milan and the tri-county area.
Organized in 1994, the club offers social and educational opportunities as well as foreign and domestic travel experiences to its members according to Tyler Schultz, club founder and owner of Michigan Adventure Diving dive store. Located downtown, the full-service facility serves as headquarters for the club. “Overall, this is a well-traveled, experienced group. We have been a part of some exciting underwater projects.” says Schultz. “Diving is a very social activity and even as people move out of the area they tend to stay a part of the group. This club offers something that people can’t find on the internet.” Australia, Fiji, Costa Rica, British Colombia, Palau, Newfoundland and the WWII graveyard of ships Truk Lagoon are a few of the exotic locations where the club has been. Trips to the Cayman Islands and the Philippines are being planned.
During the recent trip to San Salvador, Bahamas the group made seventeen dives while eradicating invasive lionfish and exploring new areas of the reef system for possible permanent sites for the proposed National Marine Sanctuary under development in the Bahamas.
17 E. Main St. Milan, MI 48160 www.michiganadventurediving.com.

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