I just got my new prescription mask yesterday, and we are heading up to the straits for the weekend to do some wreck diving. I wanted to check out the mask before we went, and we happened to be in the Jenison area, so I thought, hey, lets check out Maplewood lake! Growing up, it was the place to swim. Not any more. I know they have been having problems with E. coli and what not, but man, they have let that place go.
So here is a quick summary of our dive: We got in, waist high, (where the beach used to be, now all weeds) put our fins on, I donned my new mask, stuck my face in the water and couldn’t even see my hand, or my dive computer, or the light 6 inches in front of my face. Zero visibility.
What we learned: Not to dive Maplewood Lake.
At least I was able to tell that my mask doesn’t leak.