Scuba diving in Wisconsin
Wisconsin is located in the northern part of the United States and one of the states that has a Great Lakes shoreline. Wisconsin is bordered by 4 states, which are Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota. The state capital of Wisconsin is Madison, although the most populated city is that of Milwaukee.
The climate of Wisconsin is described as continental, with very cold winters and warm summers. The average January temperatures range from 12°f/–11°c to 26°f/–3°c and for July from 62°f/17°c to 80°f/27°c. Rainfall in the Milwaukee region for the year is about 35 inches, with about 47 inches of snow.
Obviously, with Lake Michigan on its doorstep, most of the diving undertaken there is on the numerous wrecks. One of the most popular is the Prins Wilhelm V, more commonly known as Prins Willie, which sank in 1954 and is at a depth of 70 feet. Other wrecks that are popular are Tug Gillen, Lumberman, Milwaukee Carr Ferry, Norland Steamer.
At Port Washington, the most popular dives are to the Northerner, which sits at a depth of 140 feet and is very much intact and to the Niagra which sits in 55 feet of water. The Niagra, a 230 foot side wheeled steamer, which sank in 1856 and is an ideal dive for experienced divers and for photo opportunities.
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