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 Portsea Reef, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria Australia
Mornington Peninsula lies to the southeast of Melbourne, Victoria’s capital city. It is surrounded by Western Port to the east and Port Phillips to the west. There is a vast number of great surf sites and a plethora of excellent dive spots all along this section. Portsea Reef is a nice shore dive at the west side of Portsea Pier. The average depth here is at 5 m/16.4 ft and the maximum is at 8 m/26.2 ft. Visibility is medium and varies from 5 m/16.4 ft to 10 m/32.8 ft.
Portsea Reef is suitable for novice and advanced divers alike. In addition, you will most likely encounter old wives, leather jackets, lobsters, large sweeps and small cat sharks to name just a few. It is also a great night dive site. Finally, apart from scuba diving, you can also explore the peninsula which is famous for the variety of beaches, the wineries and the mazes. Note: watch out for boat traffic.
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December – AUSTRALIA
River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Tully River.
Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.