Lake Superior Alger Underwater Preserve
The Alger Underwater Preserve has several unique diving attractions including underwater caves, complete shipwrecks, and underwater interpretive trails. The caves are really parts of sandstone cliffs where waves have eroded the sandstone. The caves are usually only 20 feet deep, though they offer great shallow water diving.
These caves are found along the Lake Superior coast. They make a great addition to anyone's underwater photograph collection. Divers of all skill levels will enjoy the shipwrecks and they will find that they are in excellent condition. Visibility is almost always excellent, 25 feet minimum, but often it is twice that.
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Divers will not only find shipwrecks but they will find an underwater museum located among the ruins of a dock off the shore by the Munising High School. It features signs interpreting large maritime artifacts from the region.
Below you will find a link to an interactive map of the Alger Underwater Preserve. You will notice red numbered circles throughout the map, these are the dive sites of the preserve. For information on each site just click on the number you wish to know more about. Some sites are buoyed for easier access. Buoyed markers are accessible from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Alger Underwater Preserve Resources