SCUBA Dive on the Corsair Wreck
Island of Oahu
Hawaiian Islands


with the Island Divers Hawaii club

 

The U. S. Navy Gull Wing Corsair Fighter that became well known during  Black Sheep movie and TV series is a favorite dive site on the east side of Oahu.  In 1946, Lieutenant Holden ran out of fuel and made a dead stick landing.  He was rescued and the plane settled on the bottom at about 105 feet.  Deep enough not to be disturbed by storms, the Corsair aluminum structure has aged well and is in much better condition than vessels made of steel that were sunk twenty years ago.

Underwater camera equipment and film used during this dive:
Nikonos V  w/35mm lens   (ambient light shots)
Film:  Kodak Ektachrome 100

Nikonos III  with 15mm lens and dual strobes
Film:  Kodachrome 64

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Corsair Wreck
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Corsair Wreck Cockpit
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Butterflyfish on the Corsair Wreck
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Red Sponge on the Corsair Wreck
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Ambient light photograph of the Corsair Wreck
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Divers on the Corsair Wreck
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Engine Block on the Corsair Wreck
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Butterflyfish on the Corsair Wreck
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Front View of the Corsair Wreck
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Moray Eel in the Corsair Wreck
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Corsair Wreck Prop and Engine
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Tail wheel on the Corsair Wreck
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Tail Wheel Structure
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Knobby Starfish at the Corsair Wreck
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Hawaiian Garden Eels at the Corsair Wreck
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