Lake Michigan is the second largest Great Lake by volume and the only one located entirely in the United States. The lake’s shoreline is more than 1600 mi/2575 km and the average depth is 195 ft/59.4 m. Lake Michigan and Lake Huron have the same surface elevation and are technically a single lake. They are actually connected by the Straits of Mackinac, where many ships have foundered due to heavy storms. The Straits of Mackinac Underwater Preserve, located at the northern edge of Lakes Michigan and Huron, tries to preserve Michigan’s shipwrecks for next generations. One of the shipwrecks found is Colonel Ellsworth.
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Scuba Diving in Diamond Bay, South Head, New South Wales Australia
Apart from breathtaking views of the Sydney CBD and the Pacific Ocean, there are several excellent dive sites all along this section. Located on the south of the Gap and on the west of Sydney’s Harbor, Diamond Bay is a reef that drops from 16 m/52 ft to 22 m/72 ft.
The most amazing part of this dive site is found around and under the boulders where divers can see a significant number of fish, such as giant cuttlefish, rays, weedy sea dragons, wobbegong, moray eels and hawkfish. Diamond Bay is considered to be an easy dive with good visibility. Water temperature is up to 21°C / 69.8°F in summer and early autumn months and between 14-18°C / 57.2-64.4°F in winter.
Note: book a boat dive in one of the many scuba schools located in the area.