David Watson and I joined the SDUE group for a day of wreck diving off San Diego..
The first dive site was the wreck of the Cape Charles. This 110ft vessel sunk in San Diego bay. It was slated to be re-floated and towed to wreck alley for disposal in the late 1980s. En route to wreck alley the vessel capsized and sank off Pt Loma. Our max depth for dive was 172fsw.
The second site was the wreck of the USS Hogan – a decommissioned Wickes class destroyer that was sunk in US Navy target practice in 1945. The Hogan sits in approx. 125fsw near the US/Mexican border. This is a very pretty wreck covered teaming with life including numerous lingcod and wolf eels (who for some reason happened to be a little shy this trip).
It was awesome day filled with numerous cool topside/underwater marine life encounters. We were blessed with very nice topside weather courtesy of morning Santa Ana conditions. Special thanks to Marc Hall of SDUE and Swann Charters for hosting this memorable day of diving.
Filmed with a GoPro Hero3 Black Edition, 2x Light & Motion SOLA 200 lights mounted on a Beneath the Surface tray.
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