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Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving gives you a glimpse…

If you think you’ve seen all there is to see in and around Bayfield and Lake Superior, you have missed a completely different world that is often overlooked. Scuba dive deep below the surface of Lake Superior and you will find a history like no other. The Chequamegon Bay is the resting place of several shipwrecks, including the Lucerne – a schooner who wrecked in 1886 and the Sevona – a steamer grounded by a violent storm in 1905.

Another example of this history, scuba diving in Bayfield can be found by exploring the remains of the Pretoria – a colossal ship rendered helpless by a ferocious storm in 1905. This is one of the most popular sites for scuba diving in the Apostle Islands. Scuba diving charters are available right here in Bayfield.

Exploring the underworld of Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands will give you a completely new outlook on Bayfield’s and Lake Superior’s great history.