Posted by: mcjangles | April 10, 2009

Tugs and tanks

Not a bad way… …to start the day

Headed out on the Tuna Seazure today to the VENTURO.  This old tug was sunk in 1996 in ~80 fsw as part of the Sea Girt artificial reef.   The wreck is roughly 100 feet in length, offers some decent penetration opportunities, and is still pretty much intact except for the pilot house which now lies in the sand next the main hull.  The other unique feature of this site is that there a half dozen or so Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) that were also sunk as part of the artificial reef, scattered about off the wreck if you know where to find them.

I arrived at the marina just in time to catch the most colorful part of the day before it went into overcast mode.  We wasted no time heading out and before we knew it Kenny had us tied into the bow of the VENTURO.  Visibility on the bottom was 15-20 feet with lots of big particulate and a little surgy.  Temperature was 41 F and even with the cloudy skies it was still reasonably bright on the bottom.  All in all a great day on the water.

apcUpside down APC off the VENTURO tug

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