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Burma Maru Discovered 60 miles off Cambodian coast

Japanese Navy Ship Burma Maru Wreck discovery 2017 Written by Stephen Burton (Gulf of Siam) Depth 50-63 meters (Normoxic Trimix recommended)  All dive photos Courtesy of Mikko Paasi – Preliminary report and additional photos received from Oliver Zeiser Lloyds Shipping register record of the Burma Maru’s loss A telegraph rises from the murk – the stuff of divers dreams! That special moment before a deep dive onto an unknown wreck – mystery awaits…  CCR’s are the way to go on this dive to […]

Ocean Dream Cruise ship

OCEAN DREAM SHIPWRECK The Gulf of Siam’s biggest shipwreck  Sunk 28 February 2016 aka ‘Spirit of London, 1972-1974, Sun Princess, 1974-1988, Majestic, Starship Majestic, 1988-1994 Southern Cross, 1995-1998 Flamenco, New Flamenco, Flamenco-1, 2008-1010 Ocean Dream, 2012-2016 Ocean Dream(1972-2016) on wiki Written by Stephen Burton  (Pattaya, Thailand) Dive Details The wreck lays on her port side partialy submerged in 12 meters of water 1nm distant of the North end of Laem Chabang breakwater in the main anchorage Suitable for air, nitrox, wreck penetration diving […]

HTMS Chang LST-2, (USN LST-898)

HTMS Chang photo Main Online archive for this vessel Vessel Name: HTMS Chang Vessel Nationality: Thai Type of Vessel: Landing Ship Tank (LST) Depth to Wreck in Meters: 3 Depth to Seabed in Meters: 32 Location eg Gulf of Siam: Koh Chang, Trat, Thailand WGS Co-ordinates North: 11°53’41.48″N WGS Co-ordinates East: 102°15’26.94″E Length (m): 117 Width (m): 15 Tonnage: 1651 Number of Props: 2 How the Vessel Sunk?: On November 22, 2012, HTMS Chang was scuttled to make an artificial reef for […]

Yong Hua wreck report – Koh Lipe

Vessel Name: Yong Hua Vessel Nationality: Thai Type of Vessel: Fish Processing Depth to Wreck in Meters: 30 Depth to Seabed in Meters: 42-45 Location eg Gulf of Siam: Koh Lipe WGS Co-ordinates North: 06deg 28min 59.7sec WGS Co-ordinates East: 99deg 17min 1.4sec Length (m): 65 Width (m): 15 Tonnage: 500 estimated Number of Props: 2 How the Vessel Sunk?: Sank around 1990 after an on-board fire. salvage was attempted, wreck was patialy floated into shallower water but aborted after […]

Technical Dive Sites

Technical Dive Sites Written by Stephen Burton PICTURE CREDITS:- Mark Ellyatt at [Thailand, all locations] Depths 80-300meters; Trimix technical diving onlyonly (Please email me Steve Burton to add your dive site’s details) The “Samaesan Hole” (Pattaya) Dive Site Details At a depth 85meters/ 280ft This is the deepest dive site in the Gulf of Thailand, and is for full TRIMIX certified divers only. Sunlight rarely permeates down to the bottom here, and the use of Both Hypoxic TRIMIX (at […]

Malasian Wrecks

Big Wrecks off Malaysia… Written by Stephen Burton Image Courtesy of     click here for hi-res image The Beautiful ‘Sun Vista’ ( previously SS Meridian ) Location: Approx 45miles West of Penang, Malaysis in the Andaman Sea 27,888 GRT 701 x 93.8 feet Twin Screw, geared De Laval turbines from builders 25.5 knots 44,000 shaft horsepower 156 First Class, 1,594 Tourist Class passengers Built at Cantieri Riuniti dell’Adriatico, Monfalcone, Italy as GALILEO GALILEI for Lloyd Triestino SpA di Navigazione, Genoa […]

HTMS Chonburi HTMS Songkra

HTMS Songkla (No 33) HTMS Thonburi, a.k.a Dhonburi (No 34). Written by Stephen Burton The HTMS Thonburi was 76 m x 14 m. The torpedo boat wreckss at Koh Chang HTMS Chonburi and HTMS Songkla were 67 x 6,5 m. [ Koh Chang ] depth 5-12meters; air diving HTMS Thonburi and HTMS Songkra 17 มกราคม พุทธศักราช 2484 เข้าทำการรบกับ หมู่เรือรบฝรั่งเศสที่เกาะช้าง ในกรณีพิพาทอินโดจีน ฝรั่งเศส ร.ล.ธนบุรี ถูกหมู่เรือรบฝรั่งเศสยิง และ แล่นมาจมที่แหลมงอบ แล้วได้กู้ขึ้นมาในภายหลัง Thai Translation:- ‘On the 17 January 2448 Buddhist Era (1941 CE) came to fight […]…

King Cruiser Wreck

King Cruiser Wreck Written by Stephen Burton between Phuket and Koh Phi-Phi Shipwreck GPS Locations N07.47.830, E09.83.889 Depth 32meters ; Suitable for air, nitrox, technical diving  Underwater picture (above) courtesy of Deep-Blue Divers Details of sinking The King Cruiser sank on the 4th of May 1997 apparently miles off course after striking the popular Phuket dive site Anemone reef on it’s way to Koh Phi-Phi from Phuket. So far was the vessel off course, and so in need of […]

Coral Reef Squadron

The Coral Reef Squadron Written by Stephen Burton Latest Pictures by Ayesha Cantrell Photos used with the kind permission of Ayesha Cantrell Photos of wreck dated Wednesday, March 11, 2009 +++ The Coral squadron is prepared for sinking – Historical Report Proposed sinking site – 1km offshore, Bang Tao bay, Phuket Proposed depth 20meters May 2008 – Ten Decommissioned Military Aircraft wait (and wait and wait) to become an artificial reek in Phuket Photographer:- Khun […]

Large Freighter

Large freighter Written by Stephen Burton West coast of Phuket More pictures – From Deep Blue Divers Phuket  click any image for a Hi-res photo Identity confirmed 19th March 2008 Wreck Discovery Report Following an intensive search for new wrecks in the Phuket area over the past few weeks, an expedition team from Deep Blue Divers, Joerg Zebisch, Barry Manners und Sven Roesler, located and dived today, the 24.10.06, on an approximately 130 metre long freighter lying at a depth […]

HMS Vestal

HMS Vestal Written by Stephen Burton (Phuket, Southern Thailand) Depth 70meters ; Trimix diving only “The last British Royal Naval vessel sunk during WWII” Details of Sinking:- The HMS Vestal, an Algerine class minesweeper was hit by a Japanese kamikaze plane during the closing days of WWII, the Vestal  was extensively damaged and was deemed unrepairable. Due to it’s closeness to Japanese held territory (Thailand), the crew were taken off, and the vessel was destroyed & scuttled to prevent it […]

SS Petaling

The SS Petaling / SS Pandai ? Written by Stephen Burton Historical Records The SS Petaling is a steamboat built at the Sungei Nyok docks for Straits Steamship Co. Ltd in Singapore in 1928. Not very much is known about this vessel other than is written on the shipyard plate(see above), but what is known is that the Petaling was one of many Straits Steamship Co vessels commandeered by the Japanese during WWII, and was almost certainly sank by the […]

Sea Chart 1

Vessel Name – Sea Chart 1 Written by Stephen Burton Vessel Nationality – Thai Type of Vessel – Cargo Ship Depth To Wreck – 24m Depth To Seabed – 38m Location – Andaman Sea Off Tab Lamu GPS Co-Ordinates – N 08 34.199 E 098 07.495 Length – 84m Width – 12m Tonnage – Approx 2,500 tons No. Props – 1 How Vessel Sank – Sank in rough seas but some debate because of final position & intact hull. Vessel […]

Koh Kradan Wreck

LOCATION: Koh Kradan, Andaman Sea Written by Stephen Burton VESSEL_NAME: UNKNOWN VESSEL_NATIONALITY: UNKNOWN TYPE_OF_VESSEL: UNKNOWN DEPTH_WRECK: 25 DEPTH_SEABED: 30 LOCATION: Koh Kradan, Andaman Sea GPS_NORTH: UNKNOWN GPS_EAST: UNKNOWN WRECK_LENGTH: 40 WRECK_WIDTH: 0 WRECK_TONS: 0 WRECK_PROPS: 0 BOTTOM_CONDITION: Sand SENDER_EMAIL: SENDER_DIVESHOP_EMAIL: OPTIONAL SENDER_DIVESHOP_URL: Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 Time: 11:28:23 PM HOW_WRECK_SUNK: Local Island people report the wreck as been from World War 2, Dive Centers from Koh Lanta have named it a Japanese Destroyer, Other reports say British […]

Krabi Wreck

Krabi Wreck   Photos show the ships whistle – 1st image is as found on the wreck. 2nd image after rough cleaning VESSEL_NAME:               UNKNOWN VESSEL_NATIONALITY:  Japanese TYPE_OF_VESSEL:        gun ship DEPTH_WRECK:             32 DEPTH_SEABED:           37 LOCATION:                        krabi province GPS_NORTH:                    07’12.000 GPS_EAST:                       099’15.000 WRECK_LENGTH:           35m WRECK_WIDTH:              6m WRECK_TONS:                0 WRECK_PROPS:             0 BOTTOM_CONDITION:    sand/mud SENDER_EMAIL:               SENDER_DIVESHOP_EMAIL: SENDER_DIVESHOP_URL: Date Reported:                    Friday, April 06, 2012 Time:                   …

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