The Tottori Maru was ultimately sunk by the USS Hammerhead while attempting a supply mission. But as I swim around the wreckage, her more infamous history attacks my senses, sending shivers through me. I recount in my mind’s eye the horrific events witnessed by the twisted eroding metal. My torchlight briefly touches a ladder reaching deep into the dark holds and encouraging further my imagination. Finally, my buddy flashing a signal brings me back, the dive time turns us. We head for the assent line. A vast unexplored shipwreck deserves days, not minutes of bottom time. Yet, so much is left unexplored.
A great time of year for a wreck expedition Every year two periods guarantee flat, calm conditions. This time is when the wind shifts from Lom Yai (big wind ) to Lom Leck (slight wind) and back. Lom Yai is from Oct/Nov to April /May Lom Leck is from April /May to Oct /Nov. The […]
Covid has affected all of our lives, creating misery and sadly loss for far too many people. Currently, on Koh Tao, we have existed in a bubble thus far, with minimal restrictions and cases on the island. With this in mind, it’s all too easy for us to put a halt to our everyday lives. […]
I’ve had the pleasure of joining Bruces’ wreck diving trips out of Sami San before and was looking forward to getting out to sea for 5 days – without wifi connection! This alone would have tempted me, also on offer was the chance to dive two of my favorite shipwrecks – the Seacrest and the […]
April 2019 a team of technical divers from the South East Asia Explorers club navigated the rickety pier in a small fishing village outside of Songkhla. As we loaded the fishing boat that was to be our home for the next three days, my mind flashed back to the events in January 1942 – had […]
Having obtained marks from a local Thai Captain, DJL’s Technical team and the Trident set out to discover what was in the position. When they reached the area they had a big return on the sonar and dropped the shot-line on the mark. Jamie went down to tie-in to the wreck, followed by Tim and […]
A team of divers from Davy Jones Tech recently located a cargo vessel wreck in the Penang straits of Mallacca. The wreck is of a currently unknown cargo vessel of approximately 2500BRT. After chartering a local fishing boat the team of technical divers from DJL accidentally discovered the wreck. They were actually searching for a […]