2014 Great Lakes Shipwreck Photo Contest winner.

Dirk Wilhelm

I have been diving since 1976. I met a group of like minded technical divers a few years ago and have had the opportunity to visit some of the most pristine shipwrecks in the Great Lakes with them.  With the advances in diving equipment and training I have been able to dive on some of the wrecks that I had heard of over 35 years ago, but never thought I would ever see.

First Annual Great Lakes Shipwreck Photo Contest

Meet the Judges:

Becky Kagan Schott
John Janzen
Vlada Dekina
Warren Lo
Jitka Hanakova
Cal Kothrade

All the judges are accredited shipwreck photographers who know what it takes to image large subjects in cold, dark water, in less than optimal visibility. They've all put on drysuits, deco and stage bottles, and gone into the gloom in 38F water to capture images of some of the Great Lakes' most elusive prizes.

That's the whole reason behind this contest...Great Lakes shipwreck photos judged by people who understand what it takes to get the shot.


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Enter the 2014 contest, and win bragging rights and money!

Point and Shoot any depth - traditional
SLR 130' depth or shallower - traditional
SLR 131' depth or deeper - traditional
Unrestricted (multi image mosaics or photoshopped images)

Learn more here...


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Start thinking about your photos now, for the 2014 Great Lakes Shipwreck Photo Contest!