Corsair, Oahu, Hawaii
pilot of this Corsair ran out of fuel on a training mission in 1946 and ditched
his plane off Hawaii Kai. He got out of the plane before it settled on the sand
bottom at about 32m (105 feet). It is the only wreck in Hawaii visited by divers
that was not sunk intentionally.
Reef fish swarm around and in the fuselage. A large octopus has been spotted
in the cave formed by the root of the port wing, most of which is buried in
sand. There is often a strong current in the area.
Access to Corsair is by boat in the late fall to early spring when South
shore sites are likely to be calmer than North or West shores. Boats moor to a
buoy fastened to the hub of the propeller and the line aids descent.
Visibility of 30 to 60 metres (100 to 200 feet) is common.
The depth and strong current makes this an advanced dive.
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