Friday, May 29, 2009
Vandenberg - First dive!
Dateline, Key West, May 29, 2009 - The USS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg has now become an extraordinary wreck dive. Located 6 miles offshore of Key West, this 523-foot former missile tracker is so massive it will take several dives to even get a sense of it all. Today, in one 35-minute dive I never had to go below 82-feet and found plenty of very interesting photo-ops. Obviously, she will gain more colorful encrustation and marine life aggregation each day she spends on the bottom. It will be interesting to replicate these same photos in a couple of years, just to see h ow quickly the sponge and coral colonizes the ship.
Thanks to dive model Jaclyn Skafas and my good friends at Dive Key West for providing access to this morning's Vandenberg dive.