Blog Posts

USS Nada (Point Loma, 170 fsw)

Many people probably think that finding new dive spots is easy and cool. I’m here to tell you that it isn’t easy and you sometimes find nothing but sand and rocks, but it can still be fun! Tyler Stalter and I dedicated a day on the Marissa this week to looking at new targets. We […]

Douglas AD-4L Skyraider (San Diego — XX fsw)

Douglas A-1 Skyraider The Douglas A-1 Skyraider was designed as a carrier-based, single-seat, long-range dive/torpedo bomber and as the next generation of the TBM/F Avenger. Interestingly enough, the TBM was a 3-person aircraft and the Skyraider was a single pilot aircraft (some later variants were widened considerably and had two seats side-by-side). The Skyraider continued […]

Hypoxic (330’/100m) Rebreather Training — Eagles Nest Cave (Florida)

I posted a while back about my plans to get my Hypoxic (aka MOD3) Rebreather Training with Dr Mel Clark at Eagles Nest cave in Weeki Wachee Springs Park, Florida. I had taken my Cave CCR class with Mel back in April 2019. She is an excellent instructor – patient, insightful, and demanding. When diving […]

Using 3D photogrammetry models to identify wrecks

Tyler recently “re-identified” the Corsair that we dove last October. While we cannot be 100% sure, we are pretty sure based on accident reports that the original team mis-identified it (newer accident reports were released in 2012). In the search for more clues, Tyler started reviewing the photos I had taken. The “version” of the […]

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