“Full Stall Landing” — TBF-1C Avenger (Point Loma — 150 fsw)

“Full Stall Landing” — TBF-1C Avenger (Point Loma — 150 fsw)

Background We believe that we have located, dived and identified a new WW II TBF-1C Avenger (Bureau Number 24272) airplane wreck in Southern California off of Point Loma. A couple months ago, Tyler had a "breakthrough" on how to combine and overlay a few different disparate data sources in order to locate potential new targets. [...]

Trip Report : Palau Wrecks, Caves & Reefs

Trip Report : Palau Wrecks, Caves & Reefs

Intro It has been a little over two years since my last big, international dive trip (Grand Cayman for a KISS Crossover Course and some deep wall diving in Feb 2020). I had originally planned to dive only wrecks in Palau but I have the opportunity to return in August for "once-in-a-lifetime" rebreather speciality wreck [...]

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 [...]