Sea Chart Wreck
For experienced AOWD divers or higher certified, we also offer a short daytrip with 2 dives one to Sea Chart 1 and the other one to the wreck of Premchai.
The first dive is on the cargo ship Sea Chart 1, which sunk in 2009. This dive site is only suitable for experienced divers as well as for deep diving courses and it is best to dive with Nitrox.
The cargo ship, 84 meters long and 12 meters wide, coming from Burma, across the Indian Ocean through the Strait of Malacca with destination Vietnam, sank in a storm not far off Thailand’s coast. Several leaks in the hull allowed water to enter the engine room. All crew members were quickly picked up and rescued by a Royal Thai Navy ship. The wreck of the Sea Chart 1 is, with its load of approximately 1´200 tonnes of teak wood tree trunks, located on the starboard side, to a depth of over 40 meters. The young wreck does not impress by sensational vegetation but rather by the impressive size. Already many fish have moved into the wreck as a new home.
Current: Light or depending from tide
Visibility: Between 5 – 20 meters
There are many lionfishes, a school of big batfishes already on descent, various fancy nudibranchs, schools of big mackerels, barracudas, octopuses, ghost pipefishes, frogfishes and much more.