Thousands of acres of fresh clear water provide high viability to divers exploring the numerous intact wrecks on the floor of the Bays de Noc. Our most famous wreck is the E.R. Williams. According to Chris Kholl, a famous wreck diving author, this wreck is one of the top ten in the great lakes. The mostly intact hull with the mast still present, and the bow spear still in place makes for some great photo shoots. There is usually a light current making for some of the best visibility in the Great Lakes. Artifacts are still present. This wreck lies in 100 feet of water off the Saint Martin Island Light House.
Our newest wreck is the Roen Salvage Barge. This is an intact wreck sitting on its side. There is opportunity for penetration for the trained diver. The variability is good most of the time and some divers have reported being able to see the wreck from the surface. This wreck lies in 103 feet of water. There is a lot to see and do making it a must dive for the area. The wreck lies south of Poverty Island.
Summer protected water in a bay on the northeast side of the island. There are three wrecks that lie on the point of the bay entrance. You can snorkel these wrecks as maximum depth is 15 feet.
Want to see a huge 12 foot prop? Go into the Summer Island Bay and dive the C.C. Hand. There is a massive boiler and shaft connected to the 12 foot propeller. The wreck was on fire and ran aground leaving the propeller in the water column. This wreck is in 25 feet of water with great visibility all the time. Do not forget to play with the Small Mouth Bass which are usually there.
There is more to diving than just wrecks in Delta County. We have some nice wall diving along St. Martin Island. The wall starts in at 45 feet and drops to 125 feet. There are lots of unique shore diving allowing you to view relics from the past. You need a permit to dive in the harbor. This is a very diver friendly park.
People have traveled from all over to dive our wrecks. Do not miss out on some of the best diving in the Great Lakes.