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Palawan Shipwreck - Redondo CA


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Palawan Shipwreck is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located in Redondo, CA. This dive site has an average rating of 3.33 out of 5 from 3 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 121-130ft/37-40m. The average visibility is 26-30ft/8-9m.



This large, steel-hulled ship was substantially dismantled prior to being sunk as an artificial reef. The entire superstructure was removed, as well as the engines. Basically all that remained was a giant hull, divided into a number of compartments. In the middle of the hulk is the former engine room, identified by a row of large valves along both sides against the outer wall. The depth on the engine room is usually 124 feet.


The landmark fishing barge Isle of Redondo was anchored over the Palawan for many years; as a result, there is a lot of monofilament around the wreck, and many lead fishing weights are strewn about. There are lobster and usually ling cod here. The sheer size of the wreck makes this a very interesting spot.


GPS Coordinates: 33D 49.42’N. x 118D 24.88’W

Date pf Sinking: 1977
Cause of Sinking: Intentional for use as artificial reef.
Location: Redondo
Length: 441’
Breadth: 57’
Tons: 14,250
Built: 1944
Cargo: None
Depth: 110’ - 125’
Visibility: 20’-40’ ft


Stern Position:
Latitude : 8 deg 54.304 min 0 sec
Longitude: 167 deg 45.747 min 0 sec

Bow Position:
Latitude : 8 deg 54.326 min 0 sec
Longitude: 167 deg 45.769 min 0 sec

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