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Corsair - Oahu HI


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Corsair is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located in Oahu, HI. This dive site has an average rating of 4.05 out of 5 from 21 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 101-110ft/31-34m. The average visibility is 101-110ft/31-34m.

The pilot of this Corsair ran out of fuel on a training mission in 1946 and ditched his aircraft. Luckily for us it was on a perfectly calm day and had created one of the islands original wrecks. It settled intact in 107 feet of water. The white sand bottom reflects plenty of light in waters that have rarely less than 100 feet of visibility. With the tips of its blades bent back from the impact, the propeller settled into the sand up to its shaft, while the aft landing hook and taxi wheel is still fully exposed, encrusted with a brilliant orange sponge. The port wing is buried almost to the fuselage, but the starboard one remains accessible to the marine community. A large Antler Coral has established itself just behind the open cockpit, with schools of tropicals swimming the oasis amidst an oceanic desert. Green sea turtles, reef sharks and eagle rays also visit this artificial reef for shelter and to seek food. Besides the depth, the main drawback is the strong current that picks up within three hours of the tidal shift.

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bennyO - 19 days 22 hours ago.
I went scuba diving here on 11/4/2009. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
Dive to wrecked Corsair in Bay, 100-110ft.
Very comfortable, no problems equalizing or w pressure.

Saw a bunch of garden eels, and a moray living in the fuselage. Absolutely awesome dive
UWLiveN - 3/01/2015 8:35 PM
I went scuba diving here on 6/12/2007.
Did four dives with Dive Hawaii, enjoyed all four, great boat crew.
McSushi - 5/12/2013 10:06 PM
Rating Added: 3
Great when the visibility is willing.
FastFord - 9/11/2012 9:16 PM
Rating Added: 3
Other then the wreck, not too much to see...make sure you check out the sand flats around the wreck to see the garden eels sticking up and feeding on plankton