USS Cockatoo (AMc 8) / The Vashon (Catalina — 150 fsw)

USS Cockatoo (AMc 8) / The Vashon (Catalina — 150 fsw)

The Vashon is another wreck on Catalina Island that is very rarely dived and has an interesting history including service in Pearl Harbor as the USS Cockatoo (AMc 8). Background The Vashon is on the "backside" of the island and has an interesting history and some conflicting information in terms of location. When I first [...]

Second Place (is better than a swift kick in the ass)!

On a whim, I entered the Marissa 2020 Photo Contest and I recently found out that I was the runner-up! https://www.facebook.com/MarissaCharters/photos/a.230572168441/10159356247963442/ I submitted three photos to the contest: Tyler @ Corsair EngineTBM AvengerUSS Hogan Drew Wilson, who I've done a lot of diving with in the past year, won the contest (Congrats, Drew!). He is [...]

TBM Avenger Photogrammetry Model (San Diego, CA — 250 fsw)

TBM Avenger Photogrammetry Model (San Diego, CA — 250 fsw)

I debated whether or not to post this model. I'm not really happy with the results but I've learned quite a bit along the way and figured it might help somebody in the future. This post is pretty long but there are a lot of photogrammetry details included for anybody who cares. Short Version Here [...]