It appears that the First planned run to Fortune Pond is in the works. This will be on Friday May 14th and Saturday May 15th. There maybe a few hangers on the morning of the 16th as well. See you there!
Fortune Pond is just outside of Crystal Falls (Upper) Michigan. It was an open pit iron mine. It features sheer drop offs with excellent viz that can give you the feeling that your flying at times. Below about 80 feet viz of 200 feet is common. Water temp in May will probably be mid 40's or so. Search past gathering in this section of the forum for pictures and videos. I have videos on Vimeo and Youtube as well.
I'll be there and there will be some new/old equipment being debuted. Some equipment some have seen already, there will be some being dove that nobody has seen me with yet. There also is a door prize for those of us who attend. Should be a fun time.
Had a little discussion with Sherriff diver from Minnesota today. He is one of our Vintage diver friends. He will be providing some door prizes for our event on Saturday the 15th. From what I understand it will be done by drawing from a deck of cards to determine the winners. Food was the next chapter of our discussion. Ron will be providing BBQ on Friday and I will whip up a batch of chili for Saturdays lunch. That ought to thaw out divers coming out of the pond! See you there!!!