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YO-257 and San Pedro Dive Sites in Oahu, Hawaii Waterproof 3D Dive Site Card
YO-257 and San Pedro Dive Sites in Oahu, Hawaii Waterproof 3D Dive Site Card Description:
This 5-1/2 x 8-1/2" card provides a detailed depiction of the YO-257 and San Pedro dive sites in Oahu, Hawaii. Each waterproof card is double sided, made of durable PVC plastic and is designed to be taken on the dive. They are also 3 hole punched to fit in standard log books.
YO-257 San Pedro Dive Site in Oahu, Hawaii:
The YO-257 was a Navy yard oiler built in the 1940's. It was bought by Atlantis Submarines Hawaii and sunk as an artificial reef off Waikiki in 1989. The ship rests upright in 100 feet of water with the main deck about 85 feet. It has been prepared for diving with many large access holes cut through the structure. It is the home of many colorful fish. Moray eels may be found around the wreck. Wave to the Atlantis submarine as it passes by on its tour. Visibility is normally 100+ feet. There is sometimes a strong current at the surface, which eases as you approach the wreck. A decent line is always rigged to mooring buoys on the wreck. The typical dive profile is 90 feet for 20 minutes. The YO-257 is one of the south shores more popular boat dives.
The San Pedro
The San Pedro wreck, like the YO-257, was also purposely put down by Atlantis Hawaii Submarine in 1996. The San Pedro was Japanese built, Korean owned and used for long line fishing. The San Pedro also served as an inter-island cargo ship before finally being acquired by Atlantis Submarine.
The wreck itself is not that deep, mainly bottoming out at around 80 feet. The main decks are situated in only 60 feet of water making this a cool beginner shipwreck dive. But a little bad news, this dive in particular usually has ripping currents so a good brief and back up plans are a great idea before diving this shipwreck. Length of the San Pedro is around 90 feet long. With access to the stern area, rooms and cargo holds, this wreck surprisingly makes up for the small size! The pilot house has now collapsed and is impossible to enter. You can penetrate the main cargo holds however big pieces of steel hang like a lose tooth above your head. Entry is ok, but just don't swim directly under those pieces.