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 Santa Catalina Wall, La Romana, Dominican Republic
Around Dominican Republic, there are many interesting dive sites, which attract many tourists from all over the world. Santa Catalina Wall is located on the southern side of the country. The Wall is an amazing drop-off stretching the Caribbean Sea. More specifically, this dive spot is on the western side of Santa Catalina Island. The average depth of the site is 30 m/98.4 ft, while the maximum depth is about 45 m/147.6 ft.
There are many reasons why you should dive in the Santa Catalina Wall. First of all, it is a wonderful dive site for all levels of divers. Note that you may choose among a large variety of scuba diving schools that make excursions to Santa Catalina Wall. Secondly, divers have the chance to meet an impressive variety of corals in many colors, sizes, shapes and of course many kinds of fish. The best season to visit this dive site is during the period of summer months. The temperature of the water averages 28˚C/82.4˚F. As Dominican Republic has a tropical climate, the weather is quite warm all year round. The annual average temperature is 25˚C/77˚F.
It is generally accepted that Santa Catalina Wall is one of the best dive spots in the Dominican Republic. So, don’t miss it!
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