After discovering a small wreck south east of Koh Tao Thailand a couple of months ago, this morning, a team of divers from DJL returned to the wreck to make a survey and get a better idea of the wreck.
Image 1: Calm sea looking out from Sairee Beach, Koh Tao
Image 2: Tim briefs Manolo, Arne & James on exactly how the diving and survey is to be conducted
She sits at 40 metres, so this provided perfect work-up dives for a bigger wreck diving expedition later this month….
The Gulf of Thailand is completely flat at the moment – prime time for taking the RIB out, so we were able to reach the wreck dive site in less than 30 minutes. DuringÂ our discoveryÂ dives on the wreck at the start of the year, visibility was less than one meter, in the ‘muddy’ channel between Koh Tao and Koh Phangan. We hoped for better today!
Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case! Again we were treated to about 2-3 metres vis at depth, but were still able to build up a better image of the dive site.
This isn’t a ‘serious wreck dive‘ - it’s a steel barge around 25 metres in length with a beam of about 3.5 metres. The top is at about 39 metres, and it looks to have been down for some time as there are lots of nets and corals covering the wreck.
Images; Underwater photos of the wreck [in poor visibility]
Probably the most eventful moment was a jenkins ray coming out of the murk to scare Tim!
Image: Tim & Manolo on the DJL RIB
Anyway, all good practice! More to follow later this month . . . . . Thanks to Manny for the images