It was only in 30 ft of water, but water has been generally murky with greatly reduced visibility. Sport divers actually discovered the wreckage and turned the site over to the archeologists for examination. The site, because it contains the final resting place of the three crewmen, is protected and the actual location remains undisclosed.
The precise identity of the aircraft remains a mystery, but as the images indicate, it is clearly one of the PBY's shot down during the earliest moments of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
And the anniversary of that Day of Infamy is only a few short days hence....
Until next time,