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Thailand :: Pattaya : Harddeep Wreck

The Harddeep, later named the Sattahip due to proximity to the town when she sank, was an Indonesian registered cargo ship that had been commandeered by the Japanese during World War II. She went down after an aerial attack by allied planes and now lies on her side in 25 metres of water. The hull is still intact however after sinking in the early 1940's time has taken its toll and the structure has become unstable. Penetration to the engine room is possible but only recommended for experienced divers, you can still see fire bricks near the huge boilers. Natural light penetrates most areas of this wreck but it would still be a good idea to take your own torch to seek out those marine critters hiding in the structure. A short swim out from the funnel line will reward you with two unexploded thousand pound bombs on the sandy bottom. Currents can be strong here but are a lot more bearable when you've descended onto the wreck.

 

Depth: 16 - 28m

Viz: 4 - 12m

Currents: Can be strong

Getting there : Boat 90 mins

Best months: Dec - Mar

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