Springtime Wreck Diving in Thailand
Divers descend on local wreck to explore the sunken vessel
Koh Tao, Thailand
Big Blue Tech hosted a day of wreck diving on our local wreck affectionately named “Big Blue Wreck”. The day consisted of an afternoon of 2 dives to 40 meters with crystal clear visibility.
Wreck diving can be one of the most exciting aspects of sport diving and can uncover pieces of history seen by few others, however every effort must be made to maximize safe diving techniques which is why we restrict these trips to only those who have a certification to the depth they are diving and in addition have experience diving on wrecks.
Big Blue Tech took technical divers and deep trained recreational divers wanting to explore the wreck which was discovered by us in March of 2010 after sinking in 2009 during rough seas.
The wreck is a wooden ferry which was used to transport people and goods during an overnight journey from Koh Tao island to Chumphon city in the mainland. The wreck is lying upright in 42m water with a length of 35m. The marine life has been abundant and working with the ecological awareness team called Save Koh Tao, Big Blue Tech has taken an active role in monitoring and preserving the site.
Special thanks to James F, Helen, Yvonne, Nick, Chris, Thomas, Magnus, Cav, James T for making up the technical diver contingent and Simon, Jodie, Kim, Dan, Marco, Paw, Emma, Ricky for joining us from the recreational divers.