The Humboldt will be departing
at 8am both days from San Diego
Mission Bay Harbor. Please check-in
at least 30 minutes early.
San Diego's Wreck Alley
Come join us for two days aboard
the Humboldt and dive San Diego’s
Wreck Alley. Wreck Alley
consists of a group of artificial reefs
1.8 miles off the coastline of Pacific
Beach. This recreational dive area has
been an ongoing project by the San Diego
Diving Council and the California Department
of Fish and Game since 1986. Depths
range from 65' to 105'. Possible wreck
dive sites include:
At 366 feet in length, the Yukon is
one of California's largest wrecks accessible
by divers and is the most intact wreck
divers can visit. She was intentionally
sunk in July of 2000. An abundance of
entry and exit holes were cut into her
to increase accessibility as well as
diver safety. Penetration is readily
available for those with the proper
certifications. However, there is plenty
to see on the exterior including both
forward and aft gun turrets. She lies
on her port side in about 100' of water
with an average minimum depth of about
75’ along the starboard side.
The Ruby E
The Ruby E was a 165-foot long Coast
Guard Cutter, was sunk in June of 1989
and sits in about 85 feet of water.
She has been down for over 20 years
with the harsh environment taking its
toll. There are areas where the sides
of the superstructure and hull are getting
quite thin, but the wreck remains intact.
She sits upright on the bottom and is
intact and penetrable. However, caution
should be taken when penetrating, as
sharp rusted metal is all around. Most
of the wreck is covered with growth,
such as strawberry anemones.
Built in 1959 and used through the late
1980’s, this research platform was used
by the Naval Electronics Lab (NEL) and
Naval Ocean Systems Center (NOSC), hence
where it got its name. It once stood
over 100 feet tall and was the naval
research center for measuring internal
waves, swell, wave propagation and numerous
other oceanographic areas. In 1988,
during El Nino, huge waves battered
the Tower and during the night, a rouge
wave smashed into the tower toppling
it forever onto the ocean floor. Today,
it's a tangle of girders and beams.
A previously good dive site is now even
more intriguing, as time and the inhabiting
marine life have really developed the
site in one of the most colorful and
populated artificial reefs in San Diego.
The "Humboldt" Waterhorse Charters
Waterhorse Charters headquarters
is located right on the Mission Bay
harbor near the Hyatt Islandia. The
dive boat is located just behind the
store. the contact info is:
1617 Quivira Road, Suite B
San Diego, CA 92109
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Come experience the adventure of diving
San Diego's' Wreck Alley!