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Missile Tower BG - Jun 2019 - 2048x1152.jpg

One of my favorite dives in San Diego, the Missile Tower.

The structure was purposefully sunk in 1992 as part of the California Fish & Game Artificial Reef Program. It was originally a Trident Missile test launching platform. The Trident missile is a submarine-launched ballistic missile armed with thermonuclear warheads and launched from nuclear-powered submarines. It was developed by Lockheed Missiles and Space Corporation in the 1970s.

Covered in white metridium anenomes, the Missile Tower currently rests on its side in 49 metres of water close to the Mexican border.

Missile Tower - June 2019

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