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 [...]

Piper Cherokee Photogrammetry Model (130 feet, Catalina Island)

Piper Cherokee Photogrammetry Model (130 feet, Catalina Island)

My primary goal when diving the Piper off Catalina was to practice my photogrammetry skills and have another project to explore some of the features and functionality of the Metashape software. I took a LOT of photos knowing that I would have overlap but I also didn't want to miss any key angles. This was [...]