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Manta Divers August 2008

Greetings Divers!

Welcome to the dog days of summer.  If you’ve been following the shop calendar at all you know that we have been hitting all the happening local dive spots. Manta Divers has been busy not only helping to increase the diver population, but mentoring already certified divers toward advanced open water, rescue diver and a host of  diving specialties.  moose

As you may know, Team Manta invaded the waters of Wazee Lake in Black River Falls last week end.  By Sunday, Manta Divers added one new open water diver, four brand new advanced open water divers, and a peak performance buoyancy specialist to our team of intrepid freshwater divers!  Wazee Lake is conveniently located just off I94 in Black River Falls.  The site of the former Jackson County Iron Mine Quarry, the lake was formed in 1983 when the mine ceased operation and the water pumps were removed.  The Lake boasts an impressive 355 ft. depth, the state’s second deepest lake, but there is plenty to explore lindseywithin the limits of recreational diving.  We even stayed late Saturday and did a night dive.  Boy, those fish cribs are scary at night!  The bottom of the lake is scattered with gravel and rocks from the mining days that are sparkly and glisten provocatively when our lights fell upon them.  It is a shame our diving geologist wasn’t there to enlighten us as to what these rocks were!  The Wazee recreational Area has many hiking and biking trails and a few camp sites, so it is perfect for a little back to nature get away that includes diving.  We did not brave the mosquitoes, but opted instead to rough it at the Best Western Arrowhead. A good time was had by all!




In Other News…………


I’ve added two more Haigh Quarry dives, so if you are one of those people who are procrastinating on scheduling your check out dives, or you just want to make sure your diving skills are up to snuff for your upcoming trip, call the shop and join us!


Only a few more weeks to save $100 on the Little Cayman trip, January 10-17, 2009.  In addition, if you pay with cash or by check, you get a 3% discount.

Take $100 off these prices if you sign up by Aug. 31,2008:

Diver, three dives per day: $2627

Diver, two dives per day: $2470

Nondiver, $2195

Price includes Round trip airfare, transfers from airport, double occupancy accommodations at Little Cayman Beach resort, all meals, and diving.

Final payment is due October 1, 2008.


In case you didn’t hear, we are also planning a trip to Cozumel, April 11-18, 2009.

We are staying at Scuba Club, an all inclusive dive resort.  $1840 per diver includes air, double occupancy room,  meals (drinks not included), and 5 days of 2 tank boat dives and unlimited shore diving.  This would be a great opportunity to complete advanced open water, underwater digital photography, or deep diver specialties.

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