Join Channel Islands Dive Adventures on our Wreck Diving trip to the SM1 & Gosford aboard the Truth Dive Boat
The wrecks of the SM1 Humble and Gosford are two of the best wrecks in California and both are two of the least visited. Both wrecks are excellent dives with still plenty to explore.
- Where: SM1 & Gosford wrecks
- Depart from: Santa Barbara, Sea Landing
- When: Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020
- Time: Board on Friday night between 8:00-midnight with the Truth departing at 2:00 am Saturday
- Cost: $210.00 includes 3 dives, meals, air and reserved bunks
This trip is best suited for
Advanced divers and above that have experience in cold water conditions including; current, swell, kelp, possible limited visibility and deep water. 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.
Both wrecks were never made or sunk as diver friendly wrecks and they are seldom dived. The SM1 sunk in 1961 and now lies upside down in 75′ of water. It is about 2-3 miles offshore between Gavotia and Coho Anchorage. This is an AWESOME wreck to dive but you MUST be careful diving it. 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 look inside and there is a large debris field on the starboard side with large schools of fish. Watch video about the SM1 to see why it is so special!
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. The Gosford 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. She has LOTS of marine life that call her home. Sometimes you can spot the monkeyface prickleback eels in holes and crevices if you look carefully. 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.
The Truth is the original Truth Aquatics boat, and thanks to regular updates and maintenance it remains a world-class liveaboard diving and excursion vessel. It is an ideal entry level boat for smaller charters and groups of friends. Read more about the Truth HERE.
If you have any questions, please contact Ken at
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