Lake Huron is the third largest freshwater lake on Earth. Its lake shore is 3827 mi/ 6159 km long and the average depth is 195 ft/ 59.4 m. Lake Huron and Lake Michigan have the same surface elevation and are technically a single lake. The Straits of Mackinac connects Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. Many ships have sunk in the Straits, due to storms over the past years, some of them yet to be found. The Straits of Mackinac Underwater Preserve tries to preserve Michigan’s shipwrecks. The preserve contains more than thirteen recognized shipwrecks. One of them is the Martin Stalker.
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Scuba Diving in The Steps, Kurnell, New South Wales Australia
The Steps is considered to be a great shore dive spot and it is very popular among marine enthusiasts. The average depth here is at 9 m/29.5 ft and the maximum depth is at 14 m/45.9 ft. Visibility is good, especially on an incoming tide.
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. The dive site is suitable for novice or advanced divers alike.
The marine life is abundant with lots of weedy sea dragons, giant cuttlefish, octopus, moray eel, blue groper, eagle rays, Port Jackson shark, nudibranch, yellowtail and cat fish to name just a few. It is a crowded spot, especially during weekends.
Last but not least, The Steps is located in the Kurnell National Park. You are required to pay an entry fee to the park. Note: be careful of snorkelers, other divers and fishing lines.
Relevant activites based in Australia
December – AUSTRALIA
River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Tully River.
Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.