Event Calendar 2016

JANUARY

January 01: 1st Dive of the Year – St. Joseph River, St. Joseph, MI

January 01: Gilboa Quarry Dive – (Day time dive)

January 09: “Thrill of the Chill” – 1:00 pm Marmont, Niles

January 16: “Thrill of the Chill” – 1:00 PM  Marmont, Niles

January 23: “Thrill of the Chill” – 1:00 PM  Marmont, Niles

FEBRUARY

February 07: “Thrill of the Chill” – 11:00 AM – Lake 16  Ice Dive

February 13: “Thrill of the Chill” – 11:00 AM – Lake 16 Ice Dive

February 20: Thrill of the Chill” – 1130 AM – Gravel Lake Ice Dive, Lawton

February 20: The Great Lakes Shipwreck Festival – Washtenaw Community College, MI

February 27-28: Our World Underwater – Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, IL

MARCH

March 8:  South Haven – North Pier (Kevin A)

March 12: Saint Joseph- South Pier (Bob S)

March 13: Ironsides (Shipwreck) – Lake Michigan ( Kevin A & Dan S)

March 10: Presentation: “What Lies Beneath – The St. Joe River (Niles)” in Buchanan

March 18-19: Annual Ghost Ships Festival – Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport Hotel, WI

March 19-20: Wolf’s Marine – Open House – Benton Harbor, MI

March 20: Shallow Wreck Hunting (Kevin A & Deb W)

March 23: Woods Lake, Kazoo (Kevin A)

March 26: Shipwreck Data Collection (Kevin A)

March 29: Paw Paw River Dive (Don M  & Ken R)

March 31: Thirsty Thursday – The Beginning – Cancelled Due to T-Storm

APRIL

April 1: April Fools Day Dive – Gull Lake, Prairieville Township Park (SW Mich Scuba Club)

April 07: Thirsty Thursday – 6:00 PM – Lecture #1 – North Berrien Historical Museum – Coloma

#1: What does an Archaeologist Do?  Dr. Brashler

April 14: Thirsty Thursday – 6:00 PM – Lecture #2 – North Berrien Historical Museum – Coloma

#2: What can Archaeology tell us about the Fur Trade Society (Fort Saint Joseph)? – Dr. Nassaney

April 21: Thirsty Thursday – 6:00 PM – Lecture #3 – North Berrien Historical Museum – Coloma

#3: Exploring the Great Lakes Using Robotics  – Dr. Gleason

April 23: Sportsman Dinner – Midway Baptist Church, Watervliet, MI. – Mud Club Scuba Display

April 24:  France Park – Michiana Divers (check with them if you plan on attending)

April 28: Thirsty Thursday – The Beginning: Forrest Beach, Paw Paw Lake, Watervliet – 5:00 PM

May 05: Thirsty Thursday – The Beginning: Forrest Beach, Paw Paw Lake, Watervliet – 6:00 PM

May 06:  Lake Michigan – Mowing the Lawn

May 08: Lake Michigan – Dive the Ironsides

May 11: Wednesday Night Dives Begin- SASS

May 12: Thirsty Thursday – Forrest Beach, Paw Paw Lake – (Cancelled – T storm)

May 14:  Gibloa Quary Meet & Greet

May 19: Thirsty Thursday – Forrest Beach, Paw Paw Lake, Watervliet – 6:00 PM

May 20:  Lake Michigan – Mowing the Lawn

May 22:  Dive the Havana – Lake Michigan – leave DNR Dock in Benton Harbor at 0900 AM

May 26: Presentation at Stevensville Rotary Club:  What Lies Beneath 12:00 PM

May 26: Thirsty Thursday – Forrest Beach, Paw Paw Lake, Watervliet – 6:00 PM

May 27: Lake Michigan – Mowing the Lawn

May 29: Lake 16

June 01:  SASS Wednesday Night Dive: Gogauc Lake (Battle Creek)  Buddy Check Challenge

June 02: Thirsty Thursday – Forrest Beach, Paw Paw Lake, Watervliet – 6:00 PM

June 03: Lake Michigan – Mowing the Lawn

June 04:  Thornton Quarry – No Diving, just looking for trilobites and other fossils

June 05: Lake Michigan Ann Arbor dive cancelled weather- Alternate was Lake 16, Martin,  Mi.

June 8:  SASS Wednesday Night Dive:  Sherman Lake – Treasure Hunting Seminar 

June 09:  Thirsty Thursday – Forrest Beach, Paw Paw Lake, Watervliet – 6:00 PM

June 10:  Lake Michigan Mowing Lawn, diving Benton Harbor old water intakes, and the North Pier

June 11:  Dive Gull Lake

June 15:  SASS Wednesday Night Dive:  Gull Lake Ross Township Park – Dead Cow!/Potluck

June 16: Thirsty Thursday – Lake Cora, Lawrence, MI  – East Public access off 60th Ave

June 18: Dive the Havana – Lake Michigan

June 19:  Dive the Ironsides – Lake Michigan

June 22:  SASS Wednesday Night Dive: Campbell Lake (Kalamazoo)  Dinner Lotto

June 23:  Thirsty Thursday – TBD

June 29:  SASS Wednesday Night Dive:Gull Lake, Ross Township Park (Richland)

June 27:  Thirsty Thursday –  Lake Cora, Lawrence, MI  – East Public access off 60th Ave

June 30:  Thirsty Thursday – River Grubbing Dive – St. Joe River, Niles

July 02:  Dive the Steamboat –  Gull Lake, Ross Township

July 03:  Dive the Ann Arbor #5 – Lake Michigan

July 04:  Dive the Intake Water Structures – Lake Michigan

July 05: River Grubbing Dive – St. Joe River, Niles

July 06:  SASS Wednesday Night Dive:Gull Lake Ross Township Park (Richland)

July 07:  Thirsty Thursday – 6:00 PM – River Grubbing Dive – St. Joe River, Niles

July 08,09, 10: White Star Quarry

July 10:  Dive the Ironsides – Lake Michigan

July 11:  River Grubbing Dive- St. Joe River,  Riverview Park, Niles

July 12: High Noon River Grubbing Dive- St. Joe River,  Riverview Park, Niles

July 13:  SASS Wednesday Night Dive:Blue Lake   Marine Biology 101 $29

July 14:  Thirsty Thursday – 6:00 PM – River Grubbing Dive,  Riverview Park, Niles

July 15: Mowing the Lawn on Paw Paw Lake – Coloma/Watervliet

July 16:  River Grubbing Dive,  Riverview Park, Niles

JUly 16:  Dive Bultemas Barge – Lake Michigan

July 17:  River Grubbing Dive,  Riverview Park, Niles

July 18:  River Grubbing Dive,  Riverview Park, Niles

July 19: Mowing the Lawn:  Lake Michigan

July 20:  SASS Wednesday Night Dive:Gull Lake – Underwater  Photo Shoot

July 21: Motor Recovery Dive – Saint Joseph River, ST. Joe, MI.

July 21: Thirsty Thursday – 6:00 PM – River Grubbing Dive,  Riverview Park, Niles

July 27:  SASS Wednesday Night Dive:Lake Cora (Paw Paw) 

July 28:  Thirsty Thursday – River Grubbing Dives,  Riverview Park, Niles

August 03: SASS Wednesday Night Dive:Lee Lake  (South of Battle Creek)

August 04: Thirsty Thursday – River Grubbing, Niles

August 10:  SASS Wednesday Night Dive:Lake 16 (Martin)  Deep or Shallow Dive

August 11: Early Morning River Grubbing, Marmont Area, Niles  (7:45 AM)

August 11: Thirsty Thursday – River Grubbing, Niles  (5:30 p.m.- 0730 p.m.)

August 14:  River Grubbing, Niles

August 15:  High Noon Dive – River Grubbing, Niles

August 17:  SASS Wednesday Night Dive:Gull Lake Ross Township Park – Luau Party! 

August 18: Thirsty Thursday – Lake Cora (5:30 p.m.- 0730 p.m.)

August 21:  Mud Club Picnic at 12:00 – Niles , Michigan (changed from Sat)

August 24:  SASS Wednesday Night Dive:Lime Lake in Spring Arbor 

August 25: Thirsty Thursday – Paw Paw Lake, Forrest Beach, Watervliet (5:30 p.m.- 0730 p.m.)

August 27 thru September 06:  Cheboygan, Mi. – Shipwreck Diving Week

August 31: SASS Wednesday Night Dive:Gull Lake –  Dive Lotto

September 01:  Thirsty Thursday – Niles River Dive 5:00 – 7:00 PM

September 06:  Marmont Launch Dive

September 07:  SASS Wednesday Night Dive: Eagle Lake, Augusta

September 08: Thirsty Thursday – – Niles River Dive 5:00 – 7:00 PM

September 12: River Dive  By the Bridge – Niles

September 14:   SASS Wednesday Night Dive:Gull Lake’s Ross Township   Pirate Night

September 15: Thirsty Thursday – – Niles River Dive 5:00 – 7:00 PM

September 18: River Dive – Marmont Launch, Niles

September 22: Thirsty Thursday – – Niles River Dive 5:00 – 7:00 PM

September 25: Double Dip – Marmont Launch – Nies

September 28: Mowing the Lawn on Paw Paw Lake

September 29: Thirsty Thursday – – Niles River Dive 5:00 – 7:00 PM

October 01: Niles Ecology Dive – Niles , Michigan – Beginning at 10:00 AM

October 03:  St. Joseph River, Saint Joseph – Recovery Dive

October 04:  Dive Paw Paw Lake – Confirm status of two targets

October 05: A&T Recovery – lost aircraft from Lake Michigan – “Dowagiac Area History Museum”  1830 hrs

October 06: Double Dip Thirsty Thursday – – Niles River Dive 1:00 – 4:30 & 5:00 – 7:00 PM

October 13: Thirsty Thursday – – Niles River Dive 5:00 – 7:00 PM

October 20: Thirsty Thursday – – Niles River Dive 5:00 – 7:00 PM

October 22: High Noon Dive behind Wonderland Theater – Niles

October 27: Thirsty Thursday – – Niles River Dive 5:00 – 7:00 PM

October 29: Diamond Lake – South Bend Wreck

November 06: River Dive in Niles

November 17: Paw Paw River at the Old RXR Bridge Crossing

November 23: Saint Joseph River Dive – St. Joe, Mi – Near Whirlpool Basin

November 26,  Turkey Dive, Riverview Park, Benton Harbor, Mi.

December 01: River Dive Above the Dam at the Kayak Launch

December 06: Hidden Valley Pond – Niles (Tentative New Years dive Site)

December 31: New Years Gathering and Midnight Dive