Deep Throne (San Diego, California — 300 fsw)

Deep Throne (San Diego, California — 300 fsw)

Introduction This story originates with the mysterious sinking of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Thresher (SSN-593) east of Cape Cod on April 10th, 1963 and ends with a deep dive on a piece of submarine safety history off the coast of San Diego, California with a detour to Morro Bay Maritime Museum in-between. It is [...]

Harrington’s Hellcat (Laguna Beach, CA — 200 fsw)

Harrington’s Hellcat (Laguna Beach, CA — 200 fsw)

Intro Tyler and I had heard about a Hellcat that crashed off Laguna Beach but had never found it or dove it. It was originally located by Gary Fabian and the first divers on the wreck were Steve Lawson and Chris Gilmartin but the location was never published. It is a relatively unknown site and [...]

B-36 Peacemaker (San Diego — 210 fsw & 255 fsw)

B-36 Peacemaker (San Diego — 210 fsw & 255 fsw)

The B-36 Peacemaker The B-36 "Peacemaker" is an enormous airplane that was designed and built by Convair. I've always thought it was an interesting moniker to be called the "Peacemaker" since it was built the be the first bomber capable of delivering any of the nuclear weapons in the massive US arsenal from inside the [...]

Fairchild PT-19 (Laguna Beach — 175 fsw)

Fairchild PT-19 (Laguna Beach — 175 fsw)

Background Tyler has been doing a lot of research by reading through old newspaper archives looking for potential new wrecks to locate and dive. He recently came across some articles about a P-51 Mustang that crashed off the coast of Laguna Beach. He started looking through some bathymetry data and came across a small anomaly [...]

Quarry Rock Barge aka Yesteryear (Long Beach — 175 fsw)

Quarry Rock Barge aka Yesteryear (Long Beach — 175 fsw)

Background After we did our dive on the UB-88, we moved to another close-by wreck site that has traditionally gone by the name "Yesteryear." If I remember correctly, according to Ray Arntz, the moniker is based upon what fisherman used to call the site. This specific wreck is a bit of a mystery that we [...]