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Posted Sep 21st, 2011 by Jon
Sunk as an artificial reef off Koh Tao the HTMS Sattakut is giving us an exciting new opportunity for wreck diving in Koh Tao.
Now located just a short swim from Hin Pee Wee, following a few initial issues the recent relocation and up-righting of the HTMS Sattakut has given us a very versatile dive site. The wreck now rests in an upright ‘sailing’ position, making it easy for divers to orient themselves to the wreck and allowing more light to shine through purpose cut light holes in the deck. In turn this allows easy penetration dives into naturally lit areas.
Image: Peering through a doorway into the interior of the wreck of the HTMS Sattakut, Koh Tao, Thailand
Some weeks have passed since the sinking. The wreck has settled and aquatic life is already beginning to move in, transforming the former Thai Naval vessel. The repositioning of the wreck close to Koh Tao’s Hin Pee Wee dive site gives both the reef & granite pinnacles and the new wreck the opportunity to benefit from each other. Just yesterday whilst exploring the wreck of the HTMS Sattakut a giant puffer fish waited by a hatch and schools of tiny baby barracuda swam both inside and outside the wreck.
It has been a busy month for PADI Wreck Diver training here at Simple Life Divers Koh Tao. Past and present diving internship gang Hannes, Maik, Verena, Maddy and Tek all completed their PADI Wreck diver specialty earlier this month. Plus this last week I’ve been running another wreck diver course for Fernando, Charles and Paul. (I hope you all enjoyed the course and dives as much as I did, and are ‘enlightened’ to challenges and enjoyment of wreck diving!).
Image: Swimming past the deck gun mounted on the former Thai Naval vessel, HTMS Sattakut
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