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Gavutu F4F Wildcat (Wreck)

The dive site in the water is believed to be the resting place of an aircraft flown and ditched by Lt. James Swett, a renowned Pacific air ace during World War II. Located at a depth of 42m on a sandy seabed, this fascinating wreck is a must-visit for divers. Although the propeller and engine cowling are missing, the site still offers a captivating experience, especially during slack tide.

Notably, the dive site boasts an abundance of marine life, with trevelly and snapper frequently seen in the vicinity. Additionally, a painted crayfish has made its home near the starboard undercarriage, adding to the site's allure.

Divers can explore the open cockpit, where the wing-mounted guns remain intact. With a maximum depth of 31m and visibility reaching up to 10m, this advanced and expert-level dive site promises an unforgettable adventure.

Situated in the Solomon Islands, specifically close to Tulagi in the Central Province, this dive site encapsulates the rich history and breathtaking underwater landscapes this region has to offer.

Last updated: 8 mo. ago - Oct 3, 2023

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Overview of Gavutu F4F Wildcat (Wreck)

Depth:31m
Visibility: 0m - 10m
Experience level:
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