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Diving the Landing Craft. It's Dead, Jim.


Outer Bamnks diving on the Great Escape Southern California Live-Aboard Dive Boat


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Posted by Max Bottomtime on April 19, 2015 at 17:11:53:

Visiting the Landing Craft today was like watching a friend die. I have nice memories of better times, but I can't get the images from my last two dives here out of my head.

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Giant sea bass frequented the wheel house. I saw three when I dived here last, but none today.

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Garibaldi protecting his territory at the gate end of the wreck. His home now rests in the sand, but he is still there. Many of the resident fish we recognized from years of diving the LCM3 remain. I guess they haven't received their eviction notice.

Visibility was poor and a moderate current swept particulates throughout the water, making wide angle photography difficult.

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Garibaldi Gate

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Remains of the wheelhouse

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Sharp, rusty metal is everywhere. Anyone diving a drysuit or anyone with skin should avoid the wreck until you have lots of band aids and a tetanus shot.

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The gate end with low relief looks the same.

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Collapsed ceiling plates

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A few of the animals who haven't checked their mail lately.



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