Tag Archives: LCU

Dive 39

Date: March 28, 2013       Dive Shop:  Island Divers Hawaii, Hawaii Kai, HI.

Location: LCU Wreck,  Oahu, Hawaii

Visibility: 80′ – 100′     Air Temp:   78       Bottom Temp:  73      Weight:  16lbs.

Depth:  86′       Time:   :27

Start PSI: 3,000    End PSI: 800      Air/EANx:  32%

Exposure Protection: 5-Mil Full Wetsuit, Hood, Boots, Gloves

Equipment: Spare Air

Notes:

3 White Tipped Reef Sharks were sleeping as usual underneath the LCU wreck.

Dive 35

Date: March 27, 2013       Dive Shop:  Island Divers Hawaii, Hawaii Kai, HI.

Location: LCU Wreck,  Oahu, Hawaii

Visibility: 80′ – 100′     Air Temp:   78       Bottom Temp:  73      Weight:  18lbs.

Depth:  90′       Time:   :31

Start PSI: 3,000    End PSI: 500      Air/EANx:  32%

Exposure Protection: 5-Mil Full Wetsuit, Hood, Boots, Gloves

Equipment: Spare Air

Notes:

Boat Diver Specialty dive #1. Went over proper boat diving entry and exit techniques, boat safety, etc. before the dive. I explored the outside of the LCU this time, searching the debris around the wreck finding many moray eels.

Dive 33

Date: March 26, 2013       Dive Shop:  Island Divers Hawaii, Hawaii Kai, HI.

Location: LCU Wreck,  Oahu, Hawaii

Visibility: 80′ – 90′     Air Temp:   78       Bottom Temp:  73      Weight:  24lbs.

Depth:  90′       Time:   :24

Start PSI: 3,000    End PSI: 500      Air/EANx:  34%

Exposure Protection: 7-Mil Full Wetsuit, Hood, Boots, Gloves

Equipment: Spare Air

Notes:

3 White Tipped Reef Sharks were sleeping as usual underneath the LCU wreck, all looked healthy except for the weighted fishing hook in one of their mouths. He doesn’t seem to notice. They became more active when we entered the LCU and began swimming around us and following us around the dive site.

Dive 26

Date: March 19, 2013       Dive Shop:  Island Divers Hawaii, Hawaii Kai, HI.

Location: LCU Wreck,  Oahu, Hawaii

Visibility: 60′     Air Temp:   78       Bottom Temp:  72      Weight:  18lbs.

Depth:  93′       Time:   :31

Start PSI: 3,000    End PSI: 500      Air/EANx:  32%

Exposure Protection: 5-Mil Full Wetsuit, Hood, Boots, Gloves

Equipment: Spare Air

Notes:

Deep Diver Specialty dive #4. The 2  White Tipped Reef Sharks were sleeping underneath the LCU again today but they had company, a third 6′ White Tipped Reef Shark had joined them for a nap. They all looked healthy, one still has the weighted fish hook in his mouth.

Dive 23

Date: March 18, 2013       Dive Shop:  Island Divers Hawaii, Hawaii Kai, HI.

Location: LCU Wreck,  Oahu, Hawaii

Visibility: 60′     Air Temp:   78       Bottom Temp:  72      Weight:  18lbs.

Depth:  90′       Time:   :28

Start PSI: 3,000    End PSI: 500      Air/EANx:  32%

Exposure Protection: 5-Mil Full Wetsuit, Hood, Boots, Gloves

Equipment: Spare Air

Notes:

Deep Diver Specialty dive. Saw 2  White Tipped Reef Sharks sleeping underneath the LCU today. Unfortunately one has a weighted fishing hook suck in his mouth making his mouth sag to one side. They both look healthy though despite the fishing hook.

Dive 13

Date: March 9, 2013       Dive Shop:  Island Divers Hawaii, Hawaii Kai, HI.

Location: Baby Barge, New Barge, LCU,  Oahu, Hawaii

Visibility: 100′- 125′       Air Temp:   84       Bottom Temp:  75      Weight:  16lbs. (too light)

Depth:  82′       Time:   :26

Start PSI: 3,000    End PSI: 800      Air/EANx:  32%

Exposure Protection: 5-Mil Full Wetsuit, Hood, Boots, Gloves

Equipment: Spare Air

Notes:

The currents were very strong today so we did a drift dive across 3 different wrecks, the Baby Barge, New Barge, and the LCU landing craft. Saw several white tipped reef sharks, and white spotted eagle rays.

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