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Re: Star of Scotland report 9/6


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Posted by Patrick on September 07, 2008 at 13:27:47:

In Reply to: Star of Scotland report 9/6 posted by Scott S. on September 07, 2008 at 12:33:21:

Glad you got you experience the Star on a good day, Scott. It is a spectacular resource that is consistantly overlooked and bad-mouthed over poor visibility, which in honesty is not always the best. However it is a ship with a long, interesting and sometimes violent history that has become the primere UW oasis in Santa Monica Bay. The diversity of creatures the wreck supports is truly amazing. After 30+ years of diving in and nearing 1,000 dives on the old girl, every dive is still exciting for me. She is one of my favorite spots.Glad you got to experience the Star on a good day, Scott. It is a spectacular resource that is consistently overlooked - maybe because it is so close and easy - and bad-mouthed over poor visibility, which in honesty is not always the best. However it is a ship with a long, interesting and sometimes violent history that has become the premiere UW oasis in Santa Monica Bay. The diversity of creatures the wreck supports is truly amazing. After 30+ years of diving in and nearing 1,000 dives on the old girl, every dive is still exciting for me. She is one of my favorite spots. And, selfishly, not that many other divers feel the same way. ;)
Below are a couple images I took of Patricia (the smaller of the two regular residents on the wreck). The big girl we just call Big Mama.

The Ships-2-Reefs folks ought to use the Star as an example of the benefits of reefing the old MARAD fleet.

Stay wet



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