Blueyes Below

Great Lakes Adventure and Exploration

Picture of Dusty Klifman of Blueyes Below

I’m Dusty Klifman and I’d like to welcome you to Blueyes Below.  It is my passion to discover and explore lost ships in the Great Lakes.  I believe it is important to document the wrecks below so that the images and stories can be shared with the public, whether they dive or not.

I am also an experienced recovery diver, charter captain, ROV operator and drone pilot. I’ve even set up a little biography page if you’d like to learn more about me.


Great Lakes Shipwrecks 

Researchers believe that over 6,000 shipwrecks lie beneath the waves of the Great Lakes. These waterways were once the “highways” of the Midwest. Far too often ships would leave port never to return.

Blueyes Below is actively working to rediscover these lost ships and document the shipwreck sites with high-quality photography and video. The intent, always, is to share what is found with anyone who wishes to see it.

By diving and using a state-of-the-art ROV, Blueyes Below will become your eyes underwater, allowing you to see and explore these shipwrecks, too. Along the way you can learn about the equipment we use, and a bit more about diving shipwrecks in the Great Lakes.

Here are a few Blueyes Below favorite videos and photos from past expeditions to a few Great Lakes shipwrecks.  There is so much more to see that I would like to share with you.  Exploring these shipwrecks and then bringing back images to share truly is my passion.

If you would like to see more, check out my YouTube channel or become a subscriber on Facebook. 


Great Lakes Adventure and Exploration

At Blueyes Below, the adventure doesn’t end with shipwrecks. There are stories to be told about the journey, too. 

Whether it’s a canoe trip down a pleasant river, diving deep sinkholes, or spending time on amazing islands, it’s all part of the story.

You can be a Great Lakes explorer, too. If you like to see and visit out-of-the-way places above and below the water, you have found a home with Blueyes below. 

Blueyes below has a very active social media presence, so it’s easy to follow along. You will experience sailing, boating, hiking and camping through those channels.  

If you would like to see more, check out my YouTube channel or become a subscriber on Facebook. 


South Manitou Island with a sun halo around it
Blueyes Below logo. A white anchor against a dark blue-green background.

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