Saturday December 16, 2017 Kelcutter/Peacock Wrecks

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Saturday December 16, 2017 Kelcutter/Peacock Wrecks

155.00

Skill Level- Intermediate

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Kopco Star (Kelpcutter) and the Spirit of America (Peacock) then some outer reefs on Saturday, December 16, 2016. There aren’t many chances for a line up like this so don’t miss out!

The plan is to board at 6:00 am Saturday morning (or after 8:00 pm on Friday) and depart at 7:00 am, doing the 1st dive a short distance out on the Kopco Star, an old kelpcutter, 52’ X 27’ in size that sunk in October of 1963 at a depth of 80’. Afterwards we will probably do an outer reef off Anacapa working our way to the Spirit of America (Peacock) and finishing up at another reef off Santa Cruz.

The Spirit of Amercia (if that is what her real name is) had a lot of mystery around her. It was known that the wreck was a WWII Minesweeper that sunk in the 70’s. The Spirit of America sits upright on a sandy bottom at about 65’deep outside the Scorpion Anchorage, Santa Cruz Island. Visibility here can be 15’-40’. With the hull and its structure to explore the Spirit of America is a very good dive. It is in a protected area and there are lots of fish and the biggest Spanish Shawls on her.

This trip is best suited for advanced divers and above that have experience in cold water conditions including possible current, swell, limited visibility and deep water. The wreck visited is unique and interesting and inherently has 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.

Trip Details

  • Where: Wrecks & Reefs
  • When: Saturday, December 16, 2016.
  • Time: Board at 6:00 am Saturday (or after 8:00 pm on Friday) with the Peace departing at 7:00 am, the approx. time back to the dock is 6:00 pm.
  • Cost: $155.00 and includes, 4 dives, food, snacks, drinks & air and reserved bunk-see bunk list-Limited to 26 divers