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CORSAIR

AKA WWII PLANE WRECK

Certification Level (recommended)

Advanced Open Water (AOW)

Booking below does NOT mean you will be diving this site. Unless otherwise specified – the captain & crew will choose the BEST & SAFEST dive site available on the day. Aaron’s cannot guarantee ANY dive site because of weather & conditions. We do, however; take your preferences into consideration. 

Distance from shore

2.17km from shore

Depth

Depth 100-110 ft

Description

One of Oahu’s only natural wrecks is the US. Marine Corps F-4(U-1A) Corsair (33’ long, 41’ wingspan). In April 1945, 2nd Lt. William Holden took off from Molokai field on a short ferry flight to Ewa field. Twenty minutes into the flight, engine oil began spraying onto the windshield, followed by total engine failure. Lt. Holden safely performed a water landing, after which the aircraft slowly sank to the bottom. The plane is intact and rests on a large broad sand plain in 105-110’ of water. 

Sea Life

The site is surrounded by a large colony of Hawaiian Garden Eels and divers often encounter Giant Moray, Yellowtail Snappers, Hawaiian Squirrelfish, Snake Eel, Leaf Scorpionfish, Hawaiian Knifefish, Knobby Seastars, and Harlequin Shrimp.