The Missile Tower Wreck (165′), San Diego

Missile Tower artificial reef/wreck, San Diego

A stone's throw from the Hogan wreck, near the US/Mexico border, rests the Missile Tower wreck. Part of the California Fish and Game Artificial Reef Program, the tower was sunk in 1993 in about 165 feet of water.

The floating tower was formerly used by the US Navy to test launch Trident submarine missiles. It's pretty small, about 60' high and 25' square on the sides, with a catwalk circling the perimeter. It rests on its side and, like many of the deeper dive sites around here, is covered in Metridium anemones.

Metridium on the Missile Tower

Metridium on the Missile Tower

Metridium on the Missile Tower Metridium on the Missile Tower

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In the center is a large tube about 10' in diameter.

Outside the Tunnel, Missile Tower

Inside the Tunnel, Missile Tower

Inside the Tunnel, Missile Tower

Missile Tower artificial reef/wreck, San Diego

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