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Welcome to the world of fresh water wreck diving!

You've certainly picked the right spot!

The Straits of Mackinac is one of the best locations in the world to explore lost ships. Dive sites range from wooden schooners & barges to a 588 foot steel freighter, the Cedarville. All skill levels of diving are available. Straits Scuba Center is the only dive center dedicated exclusively to diving in the Straits of Mackinac.

The Rec Diver is a modern, 42 foot trawler style boat with a full displacement hull designed expressly for Great Lakes use. It is diesel powered, steel hulled and has been specially modified for sport diving. This configuration yields a stable ride in rough water and a roomier diving platform than conventional pleasure boats converted to diving use.

The unique features of the Rec Diver are:

  • Spacious rear deck area with benches
  • Individual storage on deck
  • Dry storage for cameras, clothing and other equipment inside the cabins
  • Exceptionally large platform
  • Ladder extending across the entire stern for easy ingress and egress
  • Two heated interior cabins, both with 6' of headroom, with private head, benches and bunks
  • Easy accomodation of doubles

We feature the equipment, conveniences and special features that only the leading dive charter in the Straits of Mackinac can provide.

  • Experienced captains and crew, who regularly dive the sites you will visit
  • Detailed dive briefings that include published materials
  • DAN O2 Emergency Kit and first aid equiment and supplies
  • Clean, well-equipped and reliable boats
  • Free parking
  • Convenient loading and unloading
  • A large ice cooler for your use
  • Bottled water, regular and diet soda provided as a courtesy

Air fills:

Unlike other dive charters, we operate the only commercial air compressor in the Straits area. It is available on a priority basis to our customers.


Forgot something? We have a limited supply of dive equipment. Please call us.


You can find us at 587 N. State St. in St. Ignace, Michigan - next to the Star Line Main Dock and directly across the street from The Driftwood Motel/ Restaurant/ Sports Bar.

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587 N. State St. in St. Ignace, Michigan