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Diving the Mines of Wisconsin & Michigan
M.H. Stuart Shipwreck
L.R. Doty - John Janzen
Westmoreland - Ross Richardson
SS Republic Shipwreck Site
Ellen Gerth - Odyssey Marine Exploration
HMS Sussex Shipwreck Site
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15 Years! Ghost Ships Festival 2014 Dates Announced
March 14-15, 2014 – Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport Hotel, Milwaukee, WI
The 15th Annual Ghost Ships Festival will return to Milwaukee on
March 14-15, 2014
Once again we are excited to be hosting the event at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport Hotel. Conveniently located off I-94 just south of General Mitchell International Airport, the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport Hotel with its state-of-the-art meeting and event facilities, guest amenities and top-notch service made it the perfect choice for Ghost Ships Festival 2014.
The Ghost Ships Festival is Wisconsin's largest trade show devoted to Scuba Diving and Great Lakes Maritime History. Exhibits, workshops, and presentations cover just about every aspect of Great Lakes maritime history and scuba diving. You can listen to and interact with leading dive industry professionals, extreme explorers, maritime historians, and Great Lakes authors!
Tickets to the presentations on Friday night and Saturday are $20.00 until March 13th, 2014 and $25.00 if purchased at the door. You can purchase your tickets through our secure online ticketing page.
The Exhibit Hall is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
2014 Early Booth Pricing
Purchase your exhibit space for Ghost Ships Festival 2014 prior to January 1, 2014 and save $25.00 per booth. Early booth pricing for 2014 is $150.00 per booth. Exhibit space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. To ensure the best location be sure to reserve early!
To reserve your exhibit space
PSI-PCI Visual Cylinder Inspector Course
Friday, March 14, 2013, 8:00AM to 4:00PM
This certification course teaches the regulations and fundamentals of conducting visual inspections of solid wall and composite SCUBA and SCBA cylinders. The full day course is suited for those new to visual inspection well as those who have been inspecting without formal training through its wide range of inspection subjects including damage limits, neck cracking, and laws affecting inspectors. Additionally, this course meets the OSHA and DOT requirements for employee HAZMAT training and attendants completing the course are qualified to conduct HAZMAT training for cylinder handlers . It is recognized by USDOT, Compressed Gas Association, and cylinder manufacturers as the most comprehensive, up to date training available today on this subject. Previously certified inspectors may attend this full course under the VCIR for re-qualification (see below). The course is open to anyone 16 years or older and no previous cylinder inspection experience is required. Participants receive certificate as Visual Cylinder Inspectors upon course completion.
: Flight School Room, Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport Hotel
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