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August 17, 2023

Spots Open:

2 Afternoon Spots Only

Mackinac - Michigan

August 17, 2023


Mackinac - Michigan

Shipwrecks we can visit are: Cederville, Eberward, Sandusky, Barnum, William Young, Minneapolis, Stalker.


What’s the diving like?

The Great Lakes of Northern Michigan are home to numerous shipwrecks, making it an ideal destination for those interested in underwater exploration. From the Straits of Mackinac to the shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, divers can discover the remains of historic vessels that have met their fateful end beneath the waves.

Exploring these shipwrecks offers a unique opportunity to dive into the region's maritime history, from the earliest wooden schooners to more modern steel-hulled ships. Some of the most popular wrecks to explore include the Eber Ward, a 200-foot steamer that sank in 1909, and the Joseph S. Fay, a 266-foot-long vessel that met its end in 1905.

In addition to the shipwrecks themselves, the Great Lakes offer divers a chance to see a wide variety of aquatic life, including freshwater fish and plants. Whether you're a seasoned wreck diver or a beginner looking to explore the underwater world, the Great Lakes of Northern Michigan have something to offer.

The Straits of Mackinac Shipwreck Preserve covers a vast area of 148 square miles, stretching from the Cheboygan area to Wilderness State Park, encompassing the majority of the South Channel and extending to the northern edge of Mackinac Island. The preserve is divided by the iconic Mackinac Bridge, which effectively separates it into two distinct regions.

Encompassing the offshore waters of Mackinaw City and St. Ignace, as well as the shorelines of Bois Blanc Island, Mackinac Island, Round Island, and St. Helena Island, the preserve is dedicated to the protection and preservation of the region's rich maritime history. Visitors can explore a diverse array of shipwrecks scattered throughout the preserve, providing a unique opportunity to glimpse the past and explore the underwater world

Family Friendly?

No. Advanced, Deep, and Wreck Divers

Known For:


Water Temp:

60°F - 72°F

Itineraire/Group Excursion Options:

Thursday August 17 at 8:30am

Friday August 18 at 8:30am

Saturday August 19 at 8:30am

Sunday August 20 at 8:30am



4 Days of 2 Tank Morning Dives $599 

PM Dives are Available at an additional cost with 6 divers.

What's Included:

4 Days of 2 Tank Morning Dives

Not Included:

Transportation, Air Fare, Lodging, Instruction Fees, Dive Gear, Gratuity, Park Fees, Taxes, Surcharges

Payment Schedule:

55% non-refundable deposit      Balance Due 90 Days before Trip

Cancellation Policy:

Deposit is non refundable. A full refund of payments made to date, minus deposit and a $400 processing fee for cancellations greater than 180 days from departure.


If a reservation is canceled within 180 days prior to departure we will refund a trip minus the deposit, ONLY if the trip is full and if you are able to resell your canceled space within the same parameters as the original booking.


Ray Scuba may alter the payment schedule or cancellation policy based on vendor rules for a particular trip. Please consult the individual trip details to determine a particular trip's cancellation policy and payment deadlines. Refunds after 91 days prior to departure.

If you do not sign up with a roommate, we will try to find you one; if we cannot find one, the single person will need to pay the Single Supplement price. Changes to package and cancellation penalties do exist, consult the trip application and wavier.


Travel & D.A.N. Insurance are always recommended. 


CONTACT US today to reserve your spot, get a travel insurance quote or find out more information!

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