Lake Michigan, the second largest of the Great Lakes of North America by volume and the third largest by surface area, is actually the only one located entirely within the United States. Over the years, a large number of ships have sunk in the Straits of Mackinac, due to sudden and harsh storms. The Straits of Mackinac Underwater Preserve accommodates more than thirteen shipwrecks. One of them is the Minneapolis wreck.
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Scuba Diving in Stairway, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos
Providenciales provides one of the best beaches in the world, the famous Grace Bay Beach. But that is not all, as it also offers luxury hotels, world-class restaurants and an international airport. If you are a diving enthusiast, then Providenciales is your ideal destination. With warm, turquoise waters and an incredible sea life with colorful, tropical fish, sea mammals and beautiful corals, this island attracts underwater lovers at any time of the year.
Stairway or Coral Stairway is a good dive site that welcomes intermediate and experienced divers. The top of the wall at about 13.7 m/45 ft height starts sloping down like a stairway. There aren’t sand patches here, only stairway-like wall, where you can see schools of horse-eye jacks, barracuda, hamlets and Bermuda chubs. If you are lucky, you may see the occasional hawksbill sea turtle.
The average depth of the spot is 15.2 m/49.9 ft and the maximum is 30.5 m/100.1 ft. In addition, the water temperature varies between 24 °C/75.2 °F and 30 °C/86 °F and visibility is good, ranging from 10 m/32.8 ft to 30 m/98.4 ft. Keep in mind that access to the dive site is by boat. This is a place worth visiting and you shouldn’t miss it!
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