WW II Airplane Junk Yard (Point Loma, CA — 200-240 fsw)

WW II Airplane Junk Yard (Point Loma, CA — 200-240 fsw)

Background During my ill-fated trip to Bikini Atoll, we ended up diving quite a few WW II airplanes that had been dumped near Kwajalein Atoll. Tyler and I had seen some ROV footage of something similar off Point Loma and we decided to charter the Marissa with Lora and Chris to investigate and perform a [...]

Using 3D photogrammetry models to identify wrecks

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 [...]

Unique Scorpionfish “Nesting Den” Habitat in Corsair wreckage site (UPDATE)

Unique Scorpionfish “Nesting Den” Habitat in Corsair wreckage site (UPDATE)

UPDATE: Tyler and I were apparently witnessing a scorpionfish orgy of epic proportions and I need to update my LinkedIn profile to include experience as a "fish porn" director. 🙂 I've had a couple different people say that these fish are known to congregate and mate during specific seasons but this is apparently a very [...]