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SOL MATES DIVE CHARTERS

A Unique Dive Experience On Lake Superior

North Shore & Isle Royale SCUBA Charters

Travel to Lake Superior’s best dives sites in unprecedented comfort onboard a family run dive boat not only designed for comfort but also to be friendly and comfortable for both the male and female diver.

Sol Mates is currently accepting charter reservations for Lake Superior’s North Shore. Starting in 2013, Isle Royale charters will also be available. Three or more dives a day are available depending on the specific charter package.

Life Onboard Sol Mates

Sol Mates, a 54’ Bluewater Cruiser with a beam of 15’ features: two private sleeping cabins, two heads with showers (one also with a bathtub), a large air conditioned/heated salon area, full galley (stove, microwave, large refrigerator, food prep area, table with seating), covered dive deck, and a large sundeck and foredeck area.

At 54’, Sol Mates is the largest dive boat on the North Shore of Lake Superior. This provides plenty of space and comfort on the way to the dive sites. The two gas engines and single diesel generator are exceptionally quiet and allow for relaxation and conversation while tied-up to the dock or cruising the lake.

A spacious interior salon and outdoor upper deck areas allow everyone plenty of room to spread out and relax, watch videos on our HD TV, teach SCUBA related classes, and discuss the previous or upcoming dive with your fellow divers.

Sol Mates’ two sleeping cabins are separate from the salon area. One cabin has two full beds and the other has four single berths in two bunk beds. This not only makes Sol Mates comfortable and desirable for the male and female diver, but also for couples. One head is between the cabins providing easy access to toilet, sink, shower, and the bathtub. 

Up to three fresh, hot meals a day are provided depending on the specific charter package. Snacks between dives are always available, as are non-alcoholic beverages.

Diving Off Sol Mates

Sol Mates’ 120 sq ft covered dive deck allows divers to get in and out of the water while staying out of the rain or hot sun. An onboard compressor provides air or NITROX fills. A warm water rinse hose helps mitigate the chilly Lake Superior water, and a warm air dryer is available for drying clothing and towels.

Ample gear storage space is available, as are standard 120v outlets for charging dive lights or camera gear between dives. Our custom built suit rack allows for dive suits of all types to dry out overnight ensuring each day starts out warm and comfortable.

Our crews are experienced, helpful, friendly SCUBA professionals experienced in cold water diving and Great Lakes charter operations. Our captain has over 28 years of experience on Lake Superior. Dive Guides are available for all dive sites depending on the specific needs of your group. Thorough briefings are provided so you will be confident in getting the most out of your time underwater.

The crew will strive to work with each group to dive the sites that they most desire based on the specific charter package and weather.

Reserve Your Spot

Multiple types of charter packages are available depending on the needs of your group. Feel free to contact us directly with any questions: Hanz Lehrke 651-208-9277 hanzlehrke@aol.com or Bob Karl 651-261-5719 karlx002@umn.edu.