This Year's Speakers


Becky Kagan Schott - Shipwrecks of Truk Lagoon

Professional Underwater Photographer, Cinematographer and Technical Diving Instructor.


Truk is known as one of the best wreck diving destinations on the Planet. During WWII it was Japans main base in the South Pacific theater. In February 1944 American forces attacked for 3 days destroying 12 warships, 32 merchant ships and 275 aircraft. Many of the shipwrecks are in recreational depths with so much […] read more...

Frederick Stonehouse - Sailing into Legend – the Most Baffling Shipwreck(s) in the Great Lakes!

Historian, Author, Dynamic Speaker


A number of ships have “gone missing” on Lake Superior. The Bannockburn, Lambton, Henry Steinbrenner, Steelvendor, Sunbeam and Merchant are only some of the lost fleet still lurking deep in the Big Lake’s dark and icy depths. But the most inexplicable loss was that of the French Navy minesweepers Inkerman and Cerisoles, each with French […] read more...

Ric Mixter - Tuskegee Airmen searches

TV producer, U/W photographer, Shipwreck Researcher & Story Teller


African American pilots trained in Michigan after their initial ground school at Tuskegee. Several men died during flights from Selfridge and two of the aircraft have been located. Ric Mixter has been on dives to one of the planes and shares insight from the recovery of artifacts as well as an interview with a pilot […] read more...

Doug Klein - Diving Locations in MN


Doug will highlight what he believes to be some of the better and unique dive locations around the state. read more...