Published: January 21st 2013January 20th 2013
Corsair Plane wreck @ 115 ft
Dive with Honululu Honu Divers
Oahu Dive 8. Corsair. Plane wreck at 115 ft.
Great viz. We could see the wreck from the surface. Tim’s coordinates were spot on. Even though the area is known for strong currents we had a very slight one. But best of all we had whales singing the whole morning. I was playing with settings as we descended because at that depth we didn’t have much time to get a shot. Just about 16min. Time at depth is a big deal when you loose your computer and don’t have a watch. It is very easy to loose track. FU4 Corsair plane wreck is located off of the east southeast side of Oahu just outside of Manalua Bay. The Corsair ran out of fuel and it sunk in 1948. The pilot made a water landing and safely got out.
The props of the Corsair wreck are bent from the a water landing.
Photo notes: The open cockpit is gives a chance to sit in the cockpit and I defenetely wanto take a pilot shot. Just be careful with a big old yellow margin moray.
Conditions were excellent but hand signals didn’t work well. Black gloves on black suit
it is not distinguishable from the distance. I have to paint my gloves. The slight current kept pushing me away from the perfect angle and I could see that I needed my diver to be in contrast with the sand because if he was on top of the plane it got lost in it. So I wouldn’t mind to reshoot it and reposition the diver closer to the camera. Also the light on the cockpit didn’t work but at least we tried. We need a slave but I don’t think it would work from the distance I was shooting at: about 30-40 ft. I would like to repead the shot and next time do it at an angle where the viewer can’t see a wing is missing, showing prop and tale and showing more of the cockpit sit. I tried some wide angle video as well…Check out the Corsair plane wreck video here: [https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151066549312395&set=vb.598227394&type=2&theater]
Log 515. No computer dive. 90ft 31 min 80cc.
Oahu Dive 9. Sea Cave.
The cave was protected from the wind. There is a little surge in the area and it was difficult to reach the mooring while freediving. But once
Sea Cave, Oahu (HI)
With Hector Seguin Jr. Capt and Owner of Honolulu Honu Divers
tied up to it we had cold oranges and chips for surface intervale, while watching local fisherman loose a big fish. Bumb. We wanted to shoot the Cave including a divers silhouette in it. The viz was again 150+ and conditions pristine. We did a few shots in different angles and then surfaced on the other side. That was pretty cool. I tried to take some surfaceshots but with the surge and the weight pulling me down it was hard to focus and I got some shitty shots that showed the scratches on the port. I tried anyway because conditions like that are rare to see and I don’t know if I will have the chace again. A tako hiched a ride on Hector’s head. We also saw a med size turtle, different species of trumpet with and needle nose, blue lots of them in a school. I shot a bit of video but didn’t really pay attention to the wb. Avoid focusing while filming that way If the video is decent I can upload directly without trimming. Check the Sea Cave video here: [https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151066561102395&set=vb.598227394&type=2&theater]
Photo notes: If we get that kind of conditions I would like to shoot
Into the Sunlight
I would love to go back and play more with sunlight
SW from underneath the opposite of the entrance into the cave. There were light rays coming through the surge on the surface.
Log 515. 55ft 49 min. 63cc I did my safety just at 500 psi.
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