New Wreck for Koh Tao
Koh Tao will soon have a new wreck for your diving adventures! The Navi ship to be sunk on the 18th of June is called HMS Satakut. The vessel is 48 meters long with a beam of 7 meters. The total height of the wreck from the keel to the top of the mast is 18 meters. It was agreed by all who were involved that the best site for the wreck would be located on the west side of Koh Tao on a location south of ‘Hin Pee Wee pinnacle’.
During our surveys we dived on two different sites around the Hin Pee Wee area, and found that once sunk, the wreck should lie at an approximate depth of 32 meters, with the top of the mast being at 12 to 14 meters underwater, depending on the state of the tides.
After the wreck has been sunk, there is a longterm project planned in order to monitor the success of how the wreck will become habited with marine life and corals. It is believed that the monitoring of the wreck will be in conjunction with various Thai universities, as well as local conservation groups and the diving community of Koh Tao, as a whole.
One of the main aims, of sinking the wreck is to establish an artificial reef which will take divers away from otherwise overcrowded dive sites, and relieve further pressure of the coral reefs around our precious island.
Since the depth of the wreck lies between 14 to 30 meters, plus minus two meters tidal wave difference, the wreck will be well suitable even for Open Water Diver qualified divers, and it will also be a great additional dive site for advanced diving courses on Koh Tao. The HMS Satakut will also provide an ideal wreck diving location for wreck diver specialty trainees and many other individual diving lessons on Koh Tao.
Come by at the Big Bubble Diving office in Chalok baan Kao and ask for details on when we’re going out for our next wreck diving expedition or contact us here!
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