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Koh Tao

HTMS Pangan

The Pangnan Wreck Written by Stephen Burton (Koh Tao, Samui Archipelago) Photos above from Ayesha and Wilco at Big Buddah Techical Diving, Koh Tao, Thailand ‘loads of bone china in the kitchen marked ‘Made in Occupied Japan‘ Port & Starboard Oil Lamps of HTMS Pangan courtesy of Jamie Macleod,  MV Trident, Koh Tao, Thailand More review of this great wreck and stunning pictures from Thierry Minet VESSEL_NAME: HTMS Pangan VESSEL_NATIONALITY: Thai TYPE_OF_VESSEL: Naval transport DEPTH_WRECK: 60 DEPTH_SEABED: 48 LOCATION: east […]

The Unicorn

The Unicorn a.k.a Hishidaiya Maru a.k.a. The ‘Dog Food’ Wreck Written by Stephen Burton (near Koh Tao, Southern Thailand) Depth 52meters ; Technical decompression diving only Details of Sinking:- This Vessel sank around 1989. Local Koh Tao inhabitants said that the ship just pulled up off shore, around a mile North of Koh Tao ‘Mango Bay’ and over the next couple of hours slowly sank. No-one was hurt in the sinking. An Insurance Fraud was immediately suspected. A commercial Diving […]

C47 Aircraft Wreck

C47 Skytrain Aircraft Wreck, Koh Tao Written by Stephen Burton ( Picture courtesy of  http://www.jetplanes.co.uk  ) GPS Location 10 54 608N 100 22 217E History of the Sinking Unknown Dive Site Description The wreck itself is intact as far as we can see. We cannot confirm that the cockpit is open as there is quite heavy netting in that area. Most of the wings are intact although the propellers on the engines are missing. At the present we have sent […]

Davy Jones Wreck

Davy Jones Wreck Written by Stephen Burton (Wreck yet to be identified – Preliminary report) VESSEL_NAME: Nick name the Davy Jones VESSEL_NATIONALITY: beleved to be jap TYPE_OF_VESSEL: fleet/ocean going tug DEPTH_WRECK: 30 DEPTH_SEABED: 37 LOCATION: gulf of thailand GPS_NORTH: 09’58,000 GPS_EAST: 099’55,000PA WRECK_LENGTH: 35 WRECK_WIDTH: 5 WRECK_TONS: 100BRT WRECK_PROPS: under sand poss 1 BOTTOM_CONDITION: sand SENDER_EMAIL: info@techdivethailand.com SENDER_DIVESHOP_EMAIL: Info@techdivethailand.com SENDER_DIVESHOP_URL: www.techdivethailand.com Date: Friday, July 07, 2006 Time: 02:56:25 AM HOW_WRECK_SUNK: poss result of balao class sub action WRECK_DOING_WHAT: towing barges […]

Akita Maru

VESSEL_NAME: possibly Akita Maru Written by Stephen Burton VESSEL_NATIONALITY: japanese TYPE_OF_VESSEL: Freighter DEPTH_WRECK: 78 DEPTH_SEABED: 53 LOCATION: south gulf of Thailand GPS_NORTH: UNKNOWN GPS_EAST: UNKNOWN WRECK_LENGTH: 90 WRECK_WIDTH: 12 WRECK_TONS: 3817 WRECK_PROPS: — BOTTOM_CONDITION: sand SENDER_EMAIL: jamie@techthailand.com SENDER_DIVESHOP_EMAIL: OPTIONAL SENDER_DIVESHOP_URL: www.techthailand.com HOW_WRECK_SUNK: torpedoed by Dutch submarine 0-19 WRECK_DOING_WHAT: freighter OTHER_INFORMATION: sits upright DIVE_TEAM_NAME_EMAILS: mv trident

Big Boy Maru

VESSEL_NAME: ‘Big Boy Maru’ Written by Stephen Burton VESSEL_NATIONALITY: possibly Singaporean, 1950’s TYPE_OF_VESSEL: passenger/cargo DEPTH_WRECK: 70 DEPTH_SEABED: 57 LOCATION: east of Koh Tao GPS_NORTH: UNKNOWN GPS_EAST: UNKNOWN WRECK_LENGTH: 80 WRECK_WIDTH: 9 WRECK_TONS: 4500 WRECK_PROPS: 1 BOTTOM_CONDITION: sand SENDER_EMAIL: jamie@techthailand.com SENDER_DIVESHOP_EMAIL: OPTIONAL SENDER_DIVESHOP_URL: www.techthailand.com HOW_WRECK_SUNK: hit by another freighter which knocked the bow off . the bow is one mile awayin 65m WRECK_DOING_WHAT: transporting dutch ceramics OTHER_INFORMATION: a lot of penetration to explore DIVE_TEAM_NAME_EMAILS: mv trident

No Name Steel

VESSEL NAME: ‘No Name Steel’ (New Wreck Report) Date Reported: Friday, February 01, 2013 VESSEL NATIONALITY:        UNKNOWN TYPE OF VESSEL:               Steel DEPTH WRECK:                    68m DEPTH SEABED:                  76m LOCATION:                              Gulf of Siam GPS NORTH:                          07’30 000 GPS EAST:                             102’40 000 WRECK LENGTH:                  70m WRECK WIDTH:                     12 WRECK TONS:                       3000 WRECK PROPS:                    0 BOTTOM CONDITION:           SAND/MUD SENDER EMAIL:                          mikko@kohtaotecdivers.co SENDER DIVE SHOP EMAIL:   mikko@kohtaodivers.com SENDER DIVE SHOP URL:       www.kohtaodivers.com HOW WRECK SUNK:                UNKNOWN WRECK DOING WHAT…

Tottori Maru

Tottori Maru Written by Stephen Burton Tottori Maru Class — The Hellship Tottori Maru and its sister ship, Tokushima Maru were built in Glasgow, Scotland in 1913 – 1914. These 6,057 Gross Ton ships were 423 feet long, 56 feet in breadth and capable of speeds of 10 knots. Photograph above and information courtesy of http://www.west-point.org/family/japanese-pow/photos.htm picture above courtesy of the Japanese Commercial Navy Maritime Museum, Koba Japan The above 3 color images – Picture credit to Chris Clark, www.acemarineimages.com […]

MV Trident

MV Trident www.techthailand.com Written by Stephen Burton click images above for higher resolution Location – near Red Rock, Koh Tao, Gulf of Siam, Thailand Depth 34m Location 10’3.672″N, 99’50.771E

Torpedo Wreck

‘Torpedo’ Wreck [offshore from Koh Tao] depth 55meters; air/nitrox technical decompression diving Max Depth: 54 meters Diver Rating: Deep Specialty + Average Visibility: 10-30 meters The Torpedo Wreck is a 70 meter Japanese cargo boat sitting upright about 2 hours north from Koh Tao. This dive site provides ideal depths and situations for deep specialties and all levels of the DSAT TecRec program. Lies upright in 55m, two hours north of Tao. 60 meters long, two large holds, crane collapsed […]

Inverted Wreck

The Inverted Wreck Written by Stephen Burton (Wreck yet to be identified – Preliminary report ) VESSEL_NAME: Nick name inverted wreck VESSEL_NATIONALITY: beleved to be jap TYPE_OF_VESSEL: scooner DEPTH_WRECK: 35 DEPTH_SEABED: 38 LOCATION: gulf of siam GPS_NORTH: 10’44,000 GPS_EAST: 099’30,000PA WRECK_LENGTH: 30 WRECK_WIDTH: 5 WRECK_TONS: 100 WRECK_PROPS: 1 BOTTOM_CONDITION: sand SENDER_EMAIL: info@techdivethailand.com SENDER_DIVESHOP_EMAIL: info@techdivethailand.com SENDER_DIVESHOP_URL: www.techdivethailand.com Date: Friday, July 07, 2006 Time: 02:48:10 AM HOW_WRECK_SUNK: UNKNOWN WRECK_DOING_WHAT: she is completely inverted with only hir props /hull/keel/rudder and intake visable we […]

Brick Maru

VESSEL_NAME: ‘brick maru’ Written by Stephen Burton VESSEL_NATIONALITY: UNKNOWN TYPE_OF_VESSEL: frieghter DEPTH_WRECK: 55 DEPTH_SEABED: 45 LOCATION: north of koh tao GPS_NORTH: UNKNOWN GPS_EAST: UNKNOWN WRECK_LENGTH: 70 WRECK_WIDTH: 8 WRECK_TONS: 1000 WRECK_PROPS: 1 BOTTOM_CONDITION: sand SENDER_EMAIL: jamie@techthailand.com SENDER_DIVESHOP_EMAIL: OPTIONAL SENDER_DIVESHOP_URL: www.techthailand.com HOW_WRECK_SUNK: looks like surface fire, superstructure is badly burnt/damaged WRECK_DOING_WHAT: carrying bricks/tles OTHER_INFORMATION: DIVE_TEAM_NAME_EMAILS: Mv Trident

Bitumen Wreck

VESSEL_NAME: ‘bitumen wreck’ Written by Stephen Burton VESSEL_NATIONALITY: UNKNOWN TYPE_OF_VESSEL: freighter DEPTH_WRECK: 55 DEPTH_SEABED: 45 LOCATION: North of koh tao GPS_NORTH: UNKNOWN GPS_EAST: UNKNOWN WRECK_LENGTH: 40 WRECK_WIDTH: 6 WRECK_TONS: 400 WRECK_PROPS: 1 BOTTOM_CONDITION: sand SENDER_EMAIL: jamie@techthailand.com SENDER_DIVESHOP_EMAIL: OPTIONAL SENDER_DIVESHOP_URL: www.techthailand.com HOW_WRECK_SUNK: looks like surface fire WRECK_DOING_WHAT: carrying bitumen OTHER_INFORMATION: UNKNOWN DIVE_TEAM_NAME_EMAILS: mv trident

Wankey Tankey

VESSEL_NAME: wankey tankey Written by Stephen Burton VESSEL_NATIONALITY: japanese TYPE_OF_VESSEL: tanker ,post 1966 DEPTH_WRECK: 60 DEPTH_SEABED: 48 LOCATION: North ofkoh tao GPS_NORTH: UNKNOWN GPS_EAST: UNKNOWN WRECK_LENGTH: 70 WRECK_WIDTH: 7 WRECK_TONS: 2500 WRECK_PROPS: 2 BOTTOM_CONDITION: sand SENDER_EMAIL: jamie@techthailand.com SENDER_DIVESHOP_EMAIL: OPTIONAL SENDER_DIVESHOP_URL: www.techthailand.com HOW_WRECK_SUNK: split in bow WRECK_DOING_WHAT: tanker OTHER_INFORMATION: UNKNOWN DIVE_TEAM_NAME_EMAILS: mv trident

Dumb Dumb Maru

Dumb Dumb Maru Written by Stephen Burton (Vessel yet to be identified – Preliminary report) VESSEL_NAME: nickname Dumb Dumb Maru VESSEL_NATIONALITY: beleved to be Thai TYPE_OF_VESSEL: small cargo DEPTH_WRECK: 20 top of bridge DEPTH_SEABED: 27 LOCATION: Gulf of Siam GPS_NORTH: 10’44,000 GPS_EAST: 099’30,000 PA WRECK_LENGTH: 40 WRECK_WIDTH: 8 WRECK_TONS: est 200 BRT WRECK_PROPS: under sand BOTTOM_CONDITION: sand SENDER_EMAIL: info@techdivethailand.com SENDER_DIVESHOP_EMAIL: info@techdivethailand.com SENDER_DIVESHOP_URL: www.techdivethailand.com SUBMIT_KEY: Submit Date: Friday, July 07, 2006 Time: 02:37:12 AM HOW_WRECK_SUNK: there is a large hole on […]

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