Ski Area Rubble #1

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Ski Area Rubble #1


Depth is 50 to 60 feet.


This wreck is on the edge of the Ski Area and is generally done from shore. It is located out near the second/middle mooring dolphin as of this writing (Jan, 2005). I hope to add a sketch someday, but for now here's the general directions: Enter the Ski Area at the Skia Area Steps. Snorkel down to the LCM that is sunk near shore. Not far from the bow (north end) of the LCM there is a white buoy that marks the limits of the ski area. About midway between the wreck and the buoy, head out at 270. Along the way you should encounter a large rubbet tire. It should be just off to your left if you are on course. You should find that this area is mostly sandy. Eventually you'll run into a coral head (if all went well). There are a pair of magnificant anemones on top. I wish I had a heading and I hope to get one to add here soon. but I recall the coral head being elongated and running roughly N-S. Go to the far side (west), and swim off to your left (roughly S or SW). The wreck is maybe a minute out at best.


Latitude Longitude
Degrees Minutes Seconds Degrees Minutes Seconds
8 44 6.780 167 44 2.880
8 44.11300 --------- 167 44.04800 ---------
8.73521 --------- --------- 167.73413 --------- ---------


There isn't too much here too see. There's a large engine, some fuel tanks and some assorted debris, but that's about it.

Note: Special thanks go to Ivy Springer and Doug Curry for taking me out, showing me this wreck and helping me mark it with GPS. Thanks guys!


This is the biggest piece of this wreck; the engine. There is a little rubble scattered around the area, but nothing terrible exciting.
A close-up shot of a tank (gas/oil?) that is mounted next to a pair of cylinders.

Nearby Attractions:

From: Ski Area Rubble #1
AttractionDistance (feet)Bearing (deg mag)
Ski Area Steps 727 39
Ski Area LCM 585 95
Ski Area Wreck 628 1

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Tue Jun 18 16:03:43 UTC 2024