Location: Located 1/3 mile off Ulua beach park is the the 65' fishing vessel St. Anthony. It was sunk in 1997 as an artificial reef and is surrounded by a large submerged tire reef.
Facilities: Restrooms, showers
Nearest food: Many places to eat in Kihei, or enjoy one of the roadside vendors south of the beach about 2 miles.
Entry: Ulua beach has one of the easiest entry points on the island with a shallow sloping sand entry, after rough weather watch out for submerged rocks in the shallows (tripping hazard).
From Ulua beach this is a very long surface swim or a perfect scooter dive. From the end of the rocky point at Ulua beach follow a compass heading of 285°
If leaving from Keawakapu (little shorter distance) follow a compass heading of 270° from the south end of the beach.
After a 10-15 minute scooter ride you should begin seeing the "tire reef" in about 60fsw.
Site: Across the country tires were submerged in an effort to create artificial reefs until it was discovered that coral does not grow well on rubber. I have been told this practice has since been discontinued, however the tires make great habitat for a myriad of fish and undersea life.
The wreck itself lies in 70fsw and is usually surrounded by several turtles.
For a long time there have been 2 frogfish on the wreck, but I was unable to locate them on my last trip there.
Depth: 70fsw (good dive for EANx)
Dangers include: Scooter battery dying and having a very long swim back, sharp edges on the wreck itself.
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