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HMCS Yukon Wreck

Depth ~70ft - 105ft
Minimum Qualifications: Advanced Open Water Certification
Advanced Open Water Certificate or equivalent required. Recommend 20-30 logged cold water dives.

Introducing the HMCS Yukon, an impressive Canadian destroyer escort turned captivating artificial reef. Acquired and prepared by the San Diego Oceans Foundation, this 366-foot vessel now awaits adventurous divers seeking an extraordinary underwater experience. Resting on her port side at a depth of approximately 100 feet, the Yukon offers a unique exploration opportunity.

Diving down to the deck, situated between 65 and 75 feet, you'll encounter the intriguing features of this shipwreck. Although designed with safe penetration in mind, caution is advised due to the Yukon's tilted position. Only properly trained and certified divers should attempt penetration. Exploring the vast expanse of this large vessel may require multiple dives to fully appreciate its magnificence.

Prepare to be mesmerized by the abundance of marine life thriving on the wreck. As you descend, you'll be greeted by schools of blacksmith and señorita fish, showcasing their vibrant colors against the backdrop of the ship. The sides and deck of the Yukon are adorned with magnificent white sea anemones known as Metridiums, creating a visually stunning spectacle. Enhance your experience by bringing a primary light to illuminate the vibrant hues surrounding you.

While immersed in this wreck's ecosystem, you may have unforgettable encounters with sea lions, harbor seals, rockfish, large crabs, and various species of perch and bass. Dive enthusiasts with an Advanced Open Water Certificate or its equivalent, along with a recommended 15 to 30 logged cold water dives, will find the HMCS Yukon an ideal destination to explore the depths of San Diego.

Join Marissa Charters as we embark on a scuba diving adventure like no other at the HMCS Yukon. Immerse yourself in the allure of this captivating wreck, where history merges with underwater beauty, creating an unforgettable experience.

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