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 100-110 ft
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.
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.