F8F-1 Bearcat (Point Loma, CA — 230 fsw)

F8F-1 Bearcat (Point Loma, CA — 230 fsw)

Background We have located the wreck of a rare F8F-1 Bearcat airplane deep in the waters off of Point Loma, California. This post details the discovery of the wreck, identifying the type of airplane, and background information on the F8F Bearcat. While we haven’t yet conducted a follow-up dive to confirm the identity via a [...]

B-24 Liberator “Tulsamerican” (Vis, Croatia — 130/170 fsw)

B-24 Liberator “Tulsamerican” (Vis, Croatia — 130/170 fsw)

I did two dives on the famous B-24 Liberator "Tulsamerican" wreck during my trip. The wreck has a very interesting backstory. In 1944, Allied Forces built an airfield on Vis in order for planes returning from missions to land safely if they couldn't make it back to their home base after bombing runs in Germany, [...]

Hustler & The Crabs (Point Loma, CA — 220 fsw)

Hustler & The Crabs (Point Loma, CA — 220 fsw)

Background Sounds like a band name, doesn't it? It somewhat reminds me of that 80's band "Hootie & the Blowfish." People often think that diving new targets is sexy and exciting and always results in finding a cool new WW II era airplane. Well, it isn't always that easy and this is a short tale [...]