Lemonade

Lemonade

As the saying goes, "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade." The Lemon As I wrote about in my previous post, the plan was to spend 4 days diving the amazing USS Oriskany aircraft carrier off the coast of Pensacola, Florida. I was going to be diving with Ben Lair and Justin Judd and we [...]

New Wreck : Sea Dancer (To Be Confirmed) / (Scripps Canyon — 235 fsw)

New Wreck : Sea Dancer (To Be Confirmed) / (Scripps Canyon — 235 fsw)

Background Tyler and I got a tip and GPS location from some friends at Scripps who are also involved with Project Recover. They said there was a wreck near Scripps Canyon that they found and they had a good side scan image. Side scan image from Scripps / Project Recover When I saw the side [...]

P-38 Lightning “Skip Bombing Mission” (Solana Beach, CA — 180 fsw)

P-38 Lightning “Skip Bombing Mission” (Solana Beach, CA — 180 fsw)

About six months ago, Tyler sent me some bathymetry data of a possible target off Solana Beach and said "I've been looking at that target up there off Solana Beach. It's in 180 looks aircraft or some weird rock reef but I was researching if any planes went down off the area." One limiting factor [...]

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 [...]

“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. [...]

B-36 Peacemaker (San Diego — 210 fsw & 255 fsw)

B-36 Peacemaker (San Diego — 210 fsw & 255 fsw)

The B-36 Peacemaker The B-36 "Peacemaker" is an enormous airplane that was designed and built by Convair. I've always thought it was an interesting moniker to be called the "Peacemaker" since it was built the be the first bomber capable of delivering any of the nuclear weapons in the massive US arsenal from inside the [...]