Dive for WWII Wrecks

A Little Bit of HistoryOahu

O‘ahu’s coastal waters serve as the fi nal resting place for a number of SHIPWRECKED NAVY VESSELS and downed fi ghter planes.

MAHI WAI‘ANAE , a 165-foot U.S. Navy minesweeper, was built in 1939 for WWII service. It can be found 90 feet underwater, a short distance from WAI‘ANAE HARBOR . It was sunk in 1982 to create an artifi cial reef.

A Corsair fi ghter plane crashed into the ocean in 1945. It now lies in waters off the eastern side of O‘ahu.

YO-257 was a Navy refueling vessel that served in WWII and in the Korean and Vietnam wars. It was sunk in 1989 just outside Diamond Head State Park.

In all, there are 10 sites like these that have become accessible scuba diving sites teeming with marine life. Contact a local dive shop for excursion details. AQUA ZONE 808-923-3483

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