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Latitude: 32° 46.81' N
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1.8 miles off Mission Beach, San Diego.
How? By boat
Distance Short boat time (< 10min)
Easy to find? Hard to find
Alternative name HMCS Yukon
Average depth 25.0 m / 82 ft
Max depth 32.0 m / 105 ft
Current Low ( < 1 knot)
Visibility Medium ( 5 - 10 m)
Dive site quality Good
Experience CMAS ** / AOW
Bio interest Poor
Yukon wreck is a 110m (366 ft) long Canadian Mackenzie class destroyer. It sunk July 14, 2000.
- Length: 366'
- Breadth: 42'
- Tons: 2,380
- Built: Launched july 27, 1961 (by Burrard Dry Dock & Shipbuilding)
The ship lays on a sandy floor, on her side.
WARNING: Be absolutely sure you know what you're doing if you penetrate the wreck!
By wreals , 22-03-2008
Video from YouTube -
This video was filmed last July on the artificial wreck, "HMCS Yukon", when a large school of juvenile fish made it a summer home. It was a milestone for the artificial reef in proving that it could be an attractive habitat for a thriving fish population. As soon as we heard about the fish, we jumped on the first open dive boat. The juvenile fish attracted predators, including jellyfish, ling cod and some crabs.
The second dive on the video was in the kelp and it includes an encounter with a bat ray that played chicken with my camera and California seal, which played hide and seek with us.
By lauren , 31-08-2006
underwater life on the yukon - There's much more life growing on the wreck than when it was first sunk. The Metridium Gigantium growing on it cover large portions of the underside of the hull. There are also colonies of pink strawberry anemonies. Much more growth now than there used to be.
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