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snorkeling and scuba diving

Diving on Beaver Island holds a number of surprises for event he most seasoned divers. We can take you to the locations of dozens of wrecks that surround Michigan’s Emerald Isle. 

We can even offer dive training and certification for those who want to take the next step towards improving their diving expertise. Dive Captain Mike Weede is a certified PADI instructor. His training encompasses many specialty areas such as Cavern Diving, Deep Diving, Equipment Special Course, Ice Diving, Night DivingResearch Diving, and Search & Recovery Diving.

If you are not a certified diver, but are interested in seeing shipwrecks and other treasures located below the surface of Lake Michigan, snorkeling is a great option. At Paradise Bay Dive Shop we have masks, fins, snorkels, and snorkeling vests available for rental. If water temperature is a concern, we also rent wetsuits.

Snorkel classes are free to all ages, and  gear rental is only $15.00. Captain Mike’s 48 foot dive boat “The Resolute” is also available for charter to snorkeling sites. If you would like to snorkel a shipwreck or view other underwater scenery, contact us for a personal charter to the site of your choice.


sunset cruises and party excursions

What would make for a better day (or entire weekend) of good times than to invite a half dozen of your best friends to enjoy the fun and adventure of a private boat party charter. Captain  Mike Weede of The Resolute stands ready, willing and able to deliver a safe and unforgettable outing for you and your friends.

Up to 6 people can comfortably fit aboard the Resolute with plenty of room for food, drink, and frivolity. Safety is always the first concern of Captain Mike and his crew, so be prepared to relax and enjoy a good time with friends surrounded by sun, fun, water, and the wonderful destinations all around Beaver Island.

Or if you’d like, charter Captain Weede’s boat “The Resolute” for a sunset cruise. The Resolute is a 48′ dive boat, with the personal conveniences needed for a relaxing sunset cruise. Let us take you by boat to the west of Paradise Bay to see a beautiful Michigan sunset. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks, and relax while we enhance a perfect vacation. We specialize  in  turning  an ordinary sunset into an  extraordinary and unforgettable event.


outer island excursions

Beaver Island is surrounded by an archipelago of outer islands. The largest of these islands include Hog Island, Garden Island, and High Island. All of these islands are not inhabited but each holds  its own unique history. Cruise with us aboard our 48′ Baha Cruiser, The Resolute, and experience the trails of Garden Island, walking from one shore to the other. Climb the top of High Island’s Lookout Mountain or enjoy a picnic on its sandy beaches. Board our boat on Beaver Island and enjoy a charter trip by boat to the remote outer island of your choice.