LANDING CRAFT UTILITY
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
2.4km from shore
The Landing Crafty Utility wreck (better known as the LCU) was a US Navy ship used for amphibious beach landings. This vessel is one of three LCU’s donated by the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard to be used as part of the State of Hawaii’s artificial reef program. It was scuttled in 90’ of water in 1998. It lies upside down (with room for divers to explore underneath) on a flat rubble plain with a large area of ‘Z’ blocks scattered around the site.
This site often houses Whitetip Reef Sharks, Tinker’s Butterflyfish, Blacklip Butterflyfish, Yellowmargin and White-Spotted Morays, Cushion Stars, Wire Corals, and numerous Soldierfishes.