Captain Jim started out in the early 90's with the 30' "Osprey", taking friends and fellow divers to his favorite wrecks sites. Word soon got out among the wreck diving community and the Osprey was quickly out grown. The search was on for a suitable replacement, which led him Little River, South Carolina. It was there he found the 47' "Southwind". Already in service as a dive boat, the Southwind had great possibilities, but needed a major overhaul. The deal was made and the real project had begun. Jim spent nearly a year working every chance he could, renovating and upgrading the Southwind. He did all the work himself, most of which was done in the harsh winter months. It was well worth the effort. When she was re-christened in 1995, she became and remains today the finest dive boat on Lake Erie.


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Check out Dip 'N Dives video on the "Dean Richmond" wreck during one of our Osprey Charters' events: