Lake Michigan is well known for its abundance of shipwrecks. It's a scuba
divers playground. Visibility can be up to 100 feet at the beginning of the
dive season, but is usually around 30 feet. Many of the wrecks we dive on only
require you to be an Open Water Scuba Diver. On occasion we do dive deeper
wrecks which will require at least an Advanced Open Water Certification.
About the Charter:
Berry Dive Center charters the boat from Enterprise Marine Inc, which has been
catering to scuba divers in Lake Michigan for over15 years. The professional dive charter boat is
a 42 Foot, 30 Ton steel boat which can handle just about anything Lake Michigan
can throw at it. The boat is captained by a USCG Licensed Master and has all
the necessary first aid/oxygen onboard. We
only take 6 divers on each trip so space and comfort are not an issue. Sign up
now! Because spots are going fast!
On The Day of the
Show up at Waukegan Harbor at 6:30 a.m. Boat leaves at 7:00 a.m. and will
return at Noon. You must have all your equipment there is no extra equipment at
the boat. You must also have proof of certification and the liability wavier must be completed. Remember
that the earlier we are out on the water the easier the lake conditions will be.
Waukegan Harbor - 199 E. Madison St - Waukegan - IL - 60085
located at the end of the main pier. Equipment may be unloaded into the gear
carts and vehicles may then be reparked. Parking at the harbor is free of
not canceled due to rain. The decision to cancel a trip due to bad
weather usually cannot be made until departure time. Trips may be
canceled due to waves and storms.
Our guidelines are:
2 - 3 ft. waves - Trip proceeds
4 - 5 ft. waves - Drivers may vote
to cancel trip
5 - 6 ft. waves - Trip canceled
The captain will cancel any trip
he believes is unsafe and Berry Dive Center will refund all drivers present.
Remember that weather is
different on different parts of the lake - Bad weather at the weather buoy in
the middle of the lake does not necessarily mean that we will have bad weather
at our dive site.