Truth - SM1 & Gosford Wrecks (Advanced divers and above)-Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019

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Date: Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019

Channel Islands Dive Adventures has a charter on the Truth for a single day trip to the wrecks of the SM1 & Gosford on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 . Both wrecks are excellent dives and hopefully you can join us!

The plan is to board on Friday between 8:00-12:00 pm with the Truth departing at 3:00 am to dive the wrecks of the SM1 & Gosford. We should be back about 6:00 pm. Both wrecks were never made or sunk as diver friendly wrecks so you must be careful when diving around them. Both wrecks are very seldom dived and some of the coolest ones around. This is a must do for an advanced diver who likes to dive wrecks.

The SM1 sunk in 1961 and was then salvaged and is now a great dive site. The SM-1 now lies upside down about 2-3 miles offshore between Gavotia and Coho Anchorage in about 75′ of water. The SM-1 has kelp and schools of fish along with some great wreckage to look at. You MUST be careful diving the SM-1 as there is lots of jagged metal and other hazards such as current and the lure of seeing what is inside. There are plenty of holes to see inside and there is a large debris field on the starboard side. The SM-1 can be great for pictures and just plain sightseeing with visibility being 10’-50’ and an average of 20’ ft. Check out the video from a trip 2 years ago on the SM1.

The Gosford sunk in 1893 in Coho, Anchorage after being towed there while burning for 5 days. She now sits in 35’-40’ of water on a sandy bottom with lots of fish and kelp growing all around her and is now an excellent artificial reef. There is still much to see of the Gosford after all the years that have gone by including lots of photo opportunities not only of the Gosford, but also all the marine life that calls her home, some times you can spot the wolf eels in a hole on the starboard bow. The Gosford makes for a perfect shallow dive after diving the SM-1 and she is only about 10 minutes away from the SM-1.

Trip Details
  • Where: SM1 & Gosford wrecks
  • Depart from: Santa Barbara, Sea Landing
  • When: Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019
  • Time: Board on Friday between 8:00-12:00 pm with the Truth departing at 3:00 am
  • Cost: $156.00 includes 3 dives, meals, air and reserved bunks

This trip is specifically catered to the Advanced divers and above that has good buoyancy skills, experience in wreck diving and cold water conditions including possible; current, swell, kelp, limited visibility and deeper depths. The wrecks visited are unique and interesting and inherently have more hazards and may not necessarily have the best dive conditions. Most importantly, good buoyancy control is needed and surface signal tubes are always recommended.