Airplane Wreck is a Beechcraft 18 plane that was completely stripped and scuttled up side down in the early 1990's.
|Name Dive Site:||Airplane Wreck or Canyon|
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In Poka'i Bay (Waianae), just north of the Mahi, lies a great twin engined airplane wreck also known by the names Airplane Canyon, Seaplane Wreck and Airplane Ledge. The small airplane that this dive site is named for lies in a large V shaped ledge formation in 90ft. The airplane lies inside the V and large schools or blue striped snapper are often seen hanging about. Trumpetfish and eels seem to like the wreck as well along with the ever-present bigeye that live in the dark recesses of the wreck during the day. The turn of the V has a small overhang with a decent chance to spot a white tip shark or spiny lobster. The right side of the V travels slowly downward to 100ft with the ledge getting taller and is a good reef for spotting eels, crabs, and other small unique Hawaiian creatures.
The wing section of a Beechcraft airplane lies upside-down next to a beautiful reef. The wreck may offer good photo opportunities but aren't very exciting otherwise. The reef, with walls and canyons, is awesome however. Frogfish is often seen and plenty of eels are always present, corals are healthy and host a variety of critters such as crabs and Hawaiian Lionfish.
The maximum depth is between 80-100'/24-30m depending on your route. The top of the reef is at 60'/18m so for those that would like to enjoy longer bottom times may as well stay there.
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