Entries by Larry Hogan

DIVING ON A WWII LANDING CRAFT! 21 dec

we call it the LCU for short, and it stands for Landing Craft Unit.  and it also stands for Landing Craft Upsidedown!  when this ship was purposely sunk to create an artificial reef, it flipped upside down.  Due to its slightly concave shape, and the rear wheelhouse this upside-down wreck has a very cool aspect […]

DIVING THE CORSAIR AIRPLANE

always a special dive, as pilots and aircraft aficionados from around the world come all the way to Oahu, Hawaii, to dive this site.  at 107 feet of depth sits this WWII fighter plane.  the Corsair is a propeller driven craft, and that propeller is still intact and attached.  the fuselage is deteriorating, but the […]

TURTLE CIRCUS !! 12 nov

Strong winds can create big waves, and that was the case this morning.  but below the surface the diving was spectacular, with mild current and 200 foot visibility.  Baby Barge, and its variety of marine life, was our first dive, and the marine life did not let us down!  So many Hawaiin green sea turtles […]

SHARKS AT THE LANDING CRAFT 26 oct

“OK, what do you guys want to see today?” I asked my divers.  “SHARKS, SHARKS, SHARKS !!!,” they answered.  So, off to the LCU, or Landing Craft Unit we went.  at 90 feet of depth, the LCU is a purposely sunk boat, cleaned and stripped, to create an artificial reef and dive site.  when sinking […]

HAWAIIN GREEN SEA TURTLES! oct 8

we have several dive sites here on Oahu where we can always dive with huge hawaiin green sea turtles.  Baby Barge is one of the best, as they find lots of safe spots to relax between meals.  they prefer overhangs and small caves, but also seem comfortable anywhere they can find something to stick their […]

SHARKS AT NIGHT! Oct 1

the sun was going down as we jumped in the beautiful water at Fantasy Reef.  we had dive lights, but the setting sun gave us enough light to see by as we cruised this beautiful reef.  the lava formations of arches and swim-throughs covered with beautiful hard corals, and populated with reef fish, giant turtles, eels, […]