Minnesota’s Largest Dive Event!
August 21, 2021
Join us for our Scuba Palooza 11 with over $8000 in prizes available to win!
Welcome Minnesota’s largest dive event. A fun filled weekend for the whole family. Meet new dive buddies as you hunt for medallions in beautiful lake Ore-be-gone. Scuba Palooza will be held at Sherwood Forest campground on Lake Ore-be-gone. Plan for a weekend of fun events and fun dive with new friends.
It’s back! The special KIDS Pokémon dive!! That’s right! This hunt is for certified divers 10-17 years of age. Find the Pokémon (hidden within 25′ of water) and receive Aquaventure Gift Cards!
Lake Ore-be-gone is one of Minnesota’s premiere dive destinations! It’s clear water boasts many dive attractions. Such as a WWII fighter plane, two military helicopters, a bus, twin engine airplane, a car, bicycle graveyard, transport speeders, a boat , and more!
If you’re not a diver – no problem. Gilbert has many activities available for you too. Mountain biking, four wheeling, hiking, and more.
We will be camping at Sherwood Forest Campground. Each campsite can host multiple tents or a camper and a tent.
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at event.
- Medallion Hunt
- Photo Hunt
- Kids Pokémon Hunt
- Huge Raffle
- BBQ and Campfire Movies are PENDING COVID RULES. We will announce plan as we get closer to the event.
Tentative Palooza Schedule
- 9:00am-11:00am – Registration at lakeside pavilion
- 11:00am – Medallion Hunt begins
- 11:00am – Photo Hunt begins
- TENTATIVE 12:30-2:30pm – BBQ Lunch at Lakeside Pavilion (PENDING COVID RULES)
- 5:00pm – Awards, raffle, and prize distribution at campsites D8 & D9 under pavilion
- 6:30pm – Corn Hole tournament
- TENTATIVE 8:00pm – Campfire movies (PENDING COVID RULES)
Scuba Palooza Rules: Divers should be ready to enter the water at 11:00 am when the air horn sounds. No Palooza participants are allowed in the water Saturday morning before the horn sounds at 11:00 am! ONLY ONE medallion per person! Please do not take more than one medallion from the lake! Participants will not know the medallion’s corresponding prize until the prizes are awarded. There are 15 medallions hidden throughout the lake. All medallions are within 60′ of water (most within 40′). Maps of the dive site locations are at the lakeside pavilion. Bring your medallion to the pavilion if you find one! PLEASE BE A CONSIDERATE searcher…DO NOT remove, misplace, break, or ruin any part of any divesite! Thank you and good luck!!
For reservations contact – Sherwood Forest Campground, 101 W Wisconsin Ave E, Gilbert, MN 55741, (218) 748-2221 NOTE – If the campground is sold out, check with others camping. Multiple tents are allowed on each campsite for extra payment (contact campground for prices). There are also other campgrounds as well as hotels in Eveleth/Gilbert & Virginia.
NOTE – If you plan on renting gear from Aquaventure Dive & Photo Center for Scuba Palooza, please reserve your gear early as we run out every year!
Aquaventure is the main prize sponsor. Thank you to our co-sponsors: