Re: Re: Morro Bay Dive - Ships to reefs

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Posted by Eric S on August 23, 2007 at 07:14:55:

In Reply to: Re: Morro Bay Dive - Ships to reefs posted by Chuck Tribolet on August 23, 2007 at 05:05:35:

The absolute worst spot would be to put one of those ships up on the North Coast somewhere.
Some years there would literally be no divable days if the wreck would require 60 feet over the top. That would mean at least 150 feet depth to start with. I can't think of a spot that isn't totally exposed and trashed most of the year that would be out that far. Not only that, there are zero dive ops here and I don't think any would start up just for one wreck that nobody could safely dive on 363 days out of the year.
The wreck would then just be an undivable artificial reef which would be good I suppose as a fish haven, but we already have all kinds of crazy rock structure and it seems to me that an artificial reef would best serve if placed on a barren sandy sea floor where there are lot's of dive ops, top side attractions, and dive shops, such as Monterey.

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