PBM Mariner Debris Field Exploratory Dives (San Diego, CA)

PBM Mariner Debris Field Exploratory Dives (San Diego, CA)

Background After our second dive on the PBM Mariner, we spent a little time scanning the surrounding area to look for more debris. Tyler had found the tire section a short distance away and we had a feeling there might be more. Lora's new sidescan and sonar system on the Marissa are really beneficial when [...]

In Memoriam : Gustave “Gus” Herrmann (Jan 7, 1943 – Sep 3, 1968)

In Memoriam : Gustave “Gus” Herrmann (Jan 7, 1943 – Sep 3, 1968)

After publishing our story about the Sea King, we were contacted by many friends and family of Gus Herrmann who had died in the helicopter crash on that fateful September day in 1968. Tyler, Lora, and I spent yesterday on the Marissa visiting the site of the Sea King helicopter crash with a special group [...]

PBM Mariner Photogrammetry Model (San Diego — 100+ fsw)

PBM Mariner Photogrammetry Model (San Diego — 100+ fsw)

Background Tyler and I first dove the PBM Mariner a couple weeks ago. During that dive, we had very limited visibility so taking pictures was challenging and I built a photogrammetry model based on those photos. It came out relatively well but was incomplete and I didn't get all of the pictures needed to "link [...]