AKA NEW BARGE
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
2.14km from shore
New Barge was a utility barge of the US Navy. Donated to the State of Hawaii for the artificial reef program, it was scuttled in 1998. It rests upright and intact on a slight slope with the maximum depth of about 95’. This 100’ long barge has numerous internal baffles and multiple access holes to allow divers to penetrate into the wreck. North and south of the wreck are large boulder and ‘Z’ block piles.
Divers often encounter schools of Giant Trevally as well as Bluefin Trevally, Alamaco Jacks, Spotted Queenfish, Milletseed Butterflyfish, Porcupinefish, Textile Cone Snails, Crown-of-Thorns Seastars, Unicornfish, and Green Turtles. Whitetip Reef Sharks and Spotted Eagle Rays are regularly spotted transiting through the area.