Helldiver & Triple Anchors SCUBA Tour
See Two Infamous Maui Dive Sites Up Close!
Sink beneath the waters of South Maui and discover two magnificent dive sites that will give you extraordinary views of relics from WWII that have since been claimed by the ocean and the passage of time. If you have done some of the common SCUBA dives like Molokini Crater, and you are ready for something more fun and more challenging then this is the dive for you. Journey through history with us and explore two dive sites that are only accessible to certified and experienced divers.
Explore the remains of a WWII-era Curtiss SB2C-1 Helldiver
Dive deeper to explore “Three Anchors”
Learn about the history of both dive sites
Relax knowing that you are with some of the best SCUBA divers in Hawaii
Gain a better understanding of coral reefs
Experience an exclusive excursion not available to novice divers
Discover colorful fish and diverse marine life
Transportation by boat to and from the dive site provided
This tour is ideal for certified divers with good buoyancy control. The Helldiver and Triple Anchors dive sites are both in the 50-60 foot range and sit in soft silty sand. These dives are perfect for square profile diving and nitrox certified divers. You’re sure to see plenty of fish and macro life at these sites.
After everyone is geared up and in the water, your guide will head down about 50 feet so you can check out the remains of a mostly intact WWII-era Curtiss SB2C-1 Helldiver plane. The aircraft was abandoned all the way back in 1944 and has laid on the sandy ocean floor ever since. From there, you will head down to 60 feet to lay your eyes on the dive site known as ‘Triple Anchors’. The reason it’s called that will become quite obvious as soon as you see the three huge anchors attached to long chains rising from the ocean floor. As the tour concludes, you will head back to the surface to reboard the boat.
Tours to these sites are available 2 – 3 times per month.
Certified Divers: $169 per person
Transportation to and from the dive site
Expert instruction from your guide
Rental gear is available upon request
Check-in is at 6:15 in the morning and we will return to the harbor around 11:00 am.
Any request for a refund prior to 72 hours is honored with a full cash refund. In the event of cancellation or request change to your reservation, please note the following. Most Hawaii Tours & Activities originating from Oahu, there is no charge for date change or tour change based on tour availability. No refunds issued for any tours within the 72 hour period, prior to the start of your tour.
Two or three times per month, this tour offers divers an opportunity to see a piece of history that few people ever get to see. The plane, a Curtiss SB2C-1 Helldiver, has been sitting on the ocean floor since August 31, 1944 and is in surprisingly good condition considering its age. The tail fin is the only part of the plane that is completely missing. The pilot, William E. Dill, and radioman Kenneth W. Jobe were both rescued in 1944 right after the crash, but the plane was obviously never recovered.
The Triple Anchors dive site is located just off the coast of South Maui. This hidden gem is perfect for divers of all levels, as it offers something for everyone. The anchors lie in 65 feet of water, and the history behind the site is quite interesting. It is believed that the anchors were used as a degaussing station for large Naval cruisers during WWII. The procedure was intended to lessen the electrical pull that the ships had on magnetic floating mines that were scattered throughout the Pacific Ocean. Three large anchors are moored with heavy chains to a central cement block of unusually large size. The anchors and cement block are covered in a variety of corals and marine life, making it a beautiful and enjoyable dive.
We carry a wide range of scuba diving equipment available to rent along with expert instruction on how to use your equipment properly so you can explore the underwater world in safety and comfort. Whether you’re a novice diver without any gear or an experienced diver who doesn’t want to drag their stuff through security at the airport we have you covered. Though we do not take reservations for equipment rental, we do have a large rental inventory and usually have what you need available.