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Dive the SS Wexford Shipwreck in Lake Huron

July 23, 2023

Dive The SS Wexford Shipwreck in Lake Huron. Dive Charter off the shores of Grand Bend, Lake Huron

We are running four charters to dive the SS Wexford Shipwreck the weekend of Saturday July 22 and Sunday July 23, 2023. Two tank charters available both days with morning and afternoon departure times. Come and dive one day only or grab a hotel and stay and dive both days! There is a lot to see on this 250ft long wreck.

About the wreck The SS Wexford was a steel-hulled, propeller-driven, cargo ship built in 1883. The ship was lost on Lake Huron with all hands on 9 November 1913 during the Great Lakes storm of 1913. Sources cite conflicting numbers for crew lost with 17 to 24 crew being listed. Her cargo at the time of loss was 96,000 bushels of wheat. The wreck was discovered August 25th, 2000 sitting intact and upright in 75 feet of water. A copper wreath was placed on the wreck to honour the crew on the 100th Anniversary of The Great Storm of 1913.

SS Wexford. Photos by Trent Zawaly

Charter Details

Diver Level Minimum Advanced Open Water certified with cold water dive experience. Max depth 75 ft. Drysuit or good quality 7mm wetsuit recommended with hood and gloves. DDS Charters are Tech and Rec friendly.

Run Time The boat comfortably holds 8 divers and can accommodate double and single tanks. The boat has dry storage, shade, and a marine head onboard. Run Time has large ladder rungs for ease of climbing back on after the dive. During the surface interval cookies and water are provided.

Departure The boat departs from Grand Bend Marina, 91 River Rd, Grand Bend, ON Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to dive charter’s departure time to load your gear. Departure times are 8:00am & 2:00pm both days.

Cost $125 + HST for a two dive charter. Not Included: tanks, scuba gear & gratuity.

How To Sign Up for the SS Wexford Dive Charter

1. Phone, email or visit the shop to book.

2. Make full payment to confirm your spot.

3. Fill out the online Diver Registration Form.

Terms and Conditions

Diver Responsibility All Divers are responsible for insuring they have the appropriate scuba gear for cold water diving, redundancy and exposure protection. No scuba gear, tanks or weights are included. If rentals are needed the diver is responsible to pick them up in store during retail hours. DDS Charters are not guided, private Divemaster can be arranged for an additional fee. All divers are expected to only attend dives within their diver certification level and experience. Lastly, unsafe divers putting themselves and others at risk may be asked to leave.

Cancellation Policy All dive charters are non-refundable. Please let us know if you are unable to go. If we are able to fill your spot you will receive a store credit for your charter fee. If the dive charter is cancelled by Dan’s Dive Shop or the boat operator due to unforeseeable circumstances a credit or full refund will be provided.


July 23, 2023
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