Wreck diving!

Davy Jones Locker has some great wrecks available for training. They suit all courses from recreational wreck specs to the entry level Tec 40 course all the way through to CCR or Sidemount.

Two of the wrecks the MV Trident and HTMS Satakut are artificial reefs positioned within a few minutes journey from Davy Jones Locker.

The first of these is the MV Trident which after a long and glittering career being a wreck hunting vessel herself was sunk of the South of Koh Tao next to Shark Island. MV Trident located over 30 wrecks until it was decided to retire her. An expert team then cleaned and stripped her removing any major obstacles for divers and making sure she was environmentally clean.

MV Trident was sunk in September 2010. She lies in the 29-36 metre bracket of water and due to the current surrounding the wreck has rapidly become a haven for marine life which have made a home for themselves in there.

The other amazing training wreck we have available to us is the former HTMS Satakut. The HTMS Satakut was sunk just off Sairee in August 2011. She is 39 metres long and 7 metres wide and started life as a US Navy landing craft in World War II. She was involved in the assault and occupation of Iwo Jima and Okinawa.
She sits upright in water from 20 metre down to 32 metres and is great for penetration training through the passages of this historic well decorated vessel. Personally I love diving on this wreck and consider a great training tool for Wreck specialities whether i am teaching or just keeping my skills sharp.

Another wreck close by is the Unicorn. The Unicorn is 40 minutes from Koh Tao she lies in 48 metres of water and sits upright and is 60 metre long. This a technical dive but well worth taking up Tec diving just to swim under her bow.

The Unicorn was a cargo ship transporting a consignment of dog food. She was believed to be the result of an insurance scam, the cargo was insured for tuna fish, but on inspection by marine insurance companies she was found to contain dog food. Hence the name dog food wreck.

Marine life on the Unicorn is very diverse. She has been there for 20 years and is covered in soft corals and vibrant fish life.

So why not come do your wreck spec or take the next step to Tec diving.

Tom

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