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The Grumman Guardian plane is still intact except for its propeller and makes a fantastic dive.

Name Dive Site:Grumman Guardian
Depth: 49-65ft (15-20m)
Visibility: 9-32ft (3-10m)
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The Grumman Guardian dive is a WWII Navy Grumman Guardian AF-2W. This plane was on a mission in March of 1954 searching for a missing jet. It had engine trouble and was ditched in the water with no problems. It is outside of a harbor near Gull Island, Santa Cruz Island at a depth of 50'-60'. The plane sits upright on a sandy bottom and has become an artificial reef with kelp and fish around it and the visibility is from 10'-30'. This can be a very fun dive if the weather is on our side. This trip is good for intermediate divers and above. Possible currents and surface signal device recommended.

More about California wreck diving, please visit the California Wreck Divers (CWD) website along with another excellent resource, the book Shipwrecks of Southern California by Bonnie J. Cardone and Patrick Smith.



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