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 Stenhouse Bay, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia Australia
Its depth is from 8 to 10 m /26 to 32 ft and it’s entry is down a narrow ladder at the base of the jetty. First you do need to walk down the steep hill to get there. The dive itself can be quite spectacular, with interesting pylon growth and plenty of fish and critters to see.
A wide variety of fish species can be observed off beaches in the park or the Stenhouse Bay Jetty. Sweeps and boar-fishes are the most common fishes you may come across but not only. In close proximity to the beach, the Stenhouse Bay Campground is a great location to set up a base camp for exploring the rest of the park as caravans and generators are permitted.
Pit toilets and barbecue facilities available nearby. Alternatively, many other accommodation options are also available in close distance to the spot, mostly close to Marion Bay. The best period to visit the location is during the summer months. Stenhouse Bay is also a stunning section of Innes national park where you can whale watch from the cliff tops during the winter months. Don’t miss it!