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Buccaneers Dive Club


Dennis Fietz, master diver and former president of Pirate's Cove, Inc, founded the Buccaneer's Scuba Diving Club in 1970. The club is affiliated with the Pirates Cove Scuba Shop, located on Milwaukee's south side. Members of the club come from all over Milwaukee, the surrounding counties and even neighboring states. 


The Buccaneer's have regular monthly meetings to plan various activities. Dive trips on the LenDer charter on Lake Michigan include visits to the local Milwaukee Wrecks Princ Willem, Milwaukee Car Ferry, and Drege No. 6; Port Washington wrecks Northerner and Niagara; and the Kenosha U.S.S Wisconsin wreck. 

Out of state dives may take one to "Dive to the Center of the Earth" in Bonne Terre Missouri, the wrecks of Straits of Mackinac in Wisconsin, or the wrecks of Tobermory Canada. Weekend camping and diving trip to Lake Wazee in Wisconsin is a popular summer activity for the whole family with great forest and wall diving for the divers and swimming / relaxing on the sandy beaches for non-divers. At the end of the day, everyone enjoys a relaxing evening under the sky by a fire. If one is pressed on time there are always nearby quarries and lakes one can visit in a half day for a quick dive or two. Winter ice dives have traditionally been held at Lake Nagawicka and Lannon Quarry while treasure hunt dives at Pewaukee Lake or Lake Geneva. 


Other activities: Diving is not; however where the club activities leave off! Buccaneers members enjoy getting together for pool dives, holiday parties, Ghost ship festival in Milwaukee, Our World Underwater in Chicago, watching shipwreck and IMAX movies, and other ad-hoc activities.


Currently, the club has four officials. The President, Vice President, Treasurer, and News Editor / Secretary. Annual elections of officials keep the organization running smoothly. As the club grows we are looking to add additional positions including an event coordinator, photographer, website developer, and more. Monthly newsletters keep the club up to date about upcoming and past events. We would enjoy sharing publications and activities with other clubs in hopes of spreading information about club events and interests. 


History of any organization is important to remember! Below is the first attempt to record all the past presidents of the Buccaneers Scuba Club. Please reach out and let us know if you have any names to add to the list. I would like to offer a $5.00 Pirates Cove gift certificate reward for every name you email me. The most recent names will be the easiest ones so be the first to contact me! Thank you - Jerry

(414) 588-6764

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1103 W. Oklahoma Avenue

Milwaukee, WI 53215

Store front of Wisconsins oldest running scuba diving store.

Pirates Cove Diving Inc.

Get in Touch!
Store: (414) 482-1430
Jerry's cell: (414) 588-6764
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Dive Store Hours :

MONDAY:           11:00 AM - 6:00 PM


WEDNESDAY:    11:00 AM - 4:00 PM


FRIDAY:              11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

SATURDAY:        11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

SUNDAY:            CLOSED

Located on the South Side of Milwaukee

Since 1970

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