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Frequently Asked Oahu Shipwreck Scuba Questions


Hawaii scuba diving is extremely fun. We but together a list of questions that visitors to Hawaii frequently ask. Of course if you don't see a particular Oahu scuba diving question please email us or call and we will try to answer all of your Hawaii scuba diving related questions.

How will we arrive at the wreck? Arrival will occur in three phases:

  • Phase 1: First, the boat Captain will arrive at the wreck’s location. Then, the Dive Master will enter the water where he/she will collect a rope tied to the wreck. Lastly, the Dive Master will attach a boat rope located on the bow of the dive boat to the wreck rope in order to secure the dive boat in place.
  • Phase 2: Once the dive boat is secure the captain will give the “okay” for divers to enter the water. Water entrances will be located at the stern. Once in the water, divers will secure themselves to the boat by holding on to a rope tied to the starboard side of the dive boat. Divers will then follow the Dive Master in a single file line to the wreck line located at the bow where their descent will begin.
  • Phase 3: The dive will near completion at 1000psi. By 700psi, divers will begin a mandatory 3 minute safety stop at 15 feet/ 5 meters. When the safety stop is complete the Dive Master will lead the divers to a swim step located at the stern of the dive boat where their fins and masks will be collected by crewmen.

Q: Is scuba diving on shipwrecks safe ?
A: We get this question more than you think. The most dangerous part of your Hawaii scuba diving adventure will be the drive to the harbor. But sure wreck diving does present itself with dangers that can be easily avoided by properly preparing for the dive. Something we are very good at.

Q: How many shipwrecks are located off of Oahu ?
A: There are many wrecks, barges and planes. One must remember that as recently as a year ago a plane was discovered off of the west side of Oahu. As of this year there around 12 good wrecks including barges and planes that you can dive. The wrecks we have listed are the favorites with higher concentrations of marine life.


YO-257 Ship wreck

Q: What kind of ship is the YO-257 ?
A: The YO-257 was a Navy fuel ship.

Q: What are the dimensions of the YO-257 shipwreck ?
A: The length is 165ft. and 30ft. wide.

Q: How deep and what are the usually bottom times while diving the YO-257 ?
A: The YO-257 is roughly 115 feet at its stern location. The main decks are 75-85 feet with upper decks at 70 feet. Bottom times here can vary from 20-30 minutes depending on how deep you dive.


Seatiger Ship wreck

What is the history of the Sea Tiger?

  • In 1992 the ship was known as the Yun Fong Seong No. 303. It was caught smuggling 93 illegal Chinese immigrants. After its capture the ship was sold at auction for 40,000$ to a Vietnamese fisherman. In 1997 it began to leak oil into the harbor and cost 250,000$ to clean. In 1999 it was decided the ship would be sunk for scuba divers to frequent

Q: What are the dimensions of the Seatiger shipwreck ?
A: The length is 163ft. and 33ft. wide.

Q: How deep and what are the usually bottom times while diving the Seatiger ?
A: The Seatiger is roughly 120 feet at its stern and bow location. The main decks are 85- 90 feet with upper decks at 70 feet. Bottom times here can vary from 15-30 minutes depending on how deep you dive.


San Pedro Shipwreck

Q: What is the history of the San Pedro shipwreck ?
A: The San Pedro shipwreck was a Korean owned long line vessel that was used for fish catching. This boat was bought by the Atlantis Submarine company and sunk in a predetermined location for the sake of an artificial reef.

Q: What are the dimensions of the San Pedro shipwreck ?
A: The length is 80ft. and 30ft. wide.

Q: How deep and what are the usually bottom times while diving the Seatiger ?
A: The San Pedro is roughly 75-80 feet at its stern and bow location. The main decks are 65-70 feet with upper decks at 60 feet. Bottom times here can vary from 25-40 minutes depending on how deep you dive.


Corsair Wreck

Q: What is the history of the Corsair plane wreck ?
A: The Corsair plane wreck is a U.S. Navy WW2 era fighter plane. This plane was located at Hickam Air Base and was out on a routine flight where it sustained engine failure. This was in 1947.

Q: What are the dimensions of the Corsair plane wreck ?
A: The length is 25ft. and 5ft. wide.

Q: How deep and what are the usually bottom times while diving the Seatiger ?
A: The Corsair is roughly 110 feet deep. Bottom times are roughly 17 minutes.


Varies Questions

Q: How cold is the water in Hawaii, particularly when scuba diving in Oahu ?
A: This question we get all the time. Water temperatures vary throughout the year from 74F to 79F in the summer. 5mm wetsuits are great for the winter while 3mm or just a bathing suit is fine for the summer months.

Q: What are the usually bottom times for Oahu scuba diving ?
A: This question we get all the time too. Bottom times will definitely vary with each person but with a diving computer you can get exact times. To answer the questions I would say the average times are around 30-45 minutes.

Q: What kind of fish hang out, are there any sharks ?
A: This question is among my favorite to answer. There are no nets or fences around theses Hawaii shipwrecks and Hawaii reefs, so anything can show up. We have seen, mantas, tiger sharks, Galapagos sharks, dolphins, rays of all sort and yes whales.

Q: What kind of training do I need for scuba diving on shipwrecks located in Oahu ?
A: Training in the advanced scuba diving level is a very good thing but not necessarily a requirement. Being comfortable with yourself while scuba diving is the key to having a great dive. Remember , times do a bit quicker on the shipwrecks in Oahu due to the depth so you need to a prudent scuba diver.