Wreck Diving off Kuching | 古晋残骸潜水

Wreck Diving off Kuching | 古晋残骸潜水

Just days after Pearl Harbor attack, Japan launched a massive invasion in South East Asia and Kuching was one of its main target for control over Borneo.

News of the fleet sailing to Kuching was received by America’s allies, the Dutch and with their submarine division in Terakan, they set course to intercept. It was on Christmas eve of 1941 when it all happenned.

Today, the wrecks lie at the bottom of South China Sea just off the coast of Kuching. Anglers and recreational scuba divers frequent these sites during the dive season.

The diving season in Kuching starts annually around the month of April and end somewhere in September/October.

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Katori Maru – WWII Wreck Dive

Katori Maru is broken into separate parts and spread over a wide area with only the bow section standing as the tallest bit.

Depth – Bottom 22m

Diver Rating  – Advanced Open Water

Interest – Historical wreck, barracuda, yellowtail snapper, teira batfish, black coral, sun coral, nudibranch and grouper.

Hazard – Strong current and low visibility

Getting there – From Santubong with fast boat is 1hr 15mins.

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Hiyoshi Maru – WWII Wreck Dive

The whole structure of this wreck is still intact. Under good visibility condition, it can be seen from the surface. Diving around the wreck is always fun especially when you navigate from one section to another with the company of Teira batfish while fusiliers getting in your way. There are many marine life living in this 130m length and 30m wide wreck.

Depth – 21m bottom – 16m deck

Diver Rating – Advanced Open Water

Interest – Historical wreck. Whole structure still intact.  Teira batfish, yellowtail snapper, fusilier, lobster, turtle, baraccuda, rabbitfish and stingray.

Hazard – Strong current and low visibility

Getting there – From Santubong with fast boat is 1hr 15mins.

Sagiri – WWII Wreck Dive (Destroyer)

Recently found wreck with most of the feature of a destroyer is still intact. On the deck, the guns and ammunition can still be seen though corals have covered most of the parts. A giant grouper is occasionally spotted in the haul section.

Depth -26m

Diver Rating – Advanced Open Water

Interest – Historical wreck, canon, guns and ammunition

Hazard – Strong current and low visibility

Getting there – From Santubong with fast boat is 1hr 30mins.

China Wreck – Artificial wreck

Maximum Depth: 25m

Diver Rating: Advanced Open Water

Interest: Artificial wreck, grouper and snapper

Hazard: Strong current and low visibility

Getting there – From Santubong with fast boat is 1hr 30mins.

Barge Wreck – Commercial ship

Maximum Depth: 30m

Diver Rating: Advanced Open Water

Interest: Grouper and snapper

Hazard: Strong current and low visibility

Getting there – From Santubong with fast boat is 1hr 30mins.

All photos courtesy of Ernest Teo

Address:
Santubong,
Kuching

Websitehttp://www.wetwolfdive.com/dive%20kuching%20wreck.html

 

珍珠港袭击后几天,日本在东南亚发动了大规模入侵,需要控制婆罗洲,古晋是主要目标之一。

航行到古晋的船队的新闻被美国的盟国荷兰人和他们在Terakan的潜艇部门收到,他们设置了拦截路线。这是在1941年的圣诞前夕发生。

今天,沉船落在古晋海岸附近的南海底部。钓鱼者和娱乐潜水员在潜水季节经常出现这些地点。

在古晋的潜水季节每年大约4月开始,在9月/ 10月结束。

Katori Maru – WWII沉船潜水
Katori Maru被分割成单独的部分并且分布在广泛的区域,只有弓部分作为最高的位。
深度 – 底部22米
潜水等级 – 高级开放水域
特色 – 历史残骸,梭子鱼,tail per,铁蝙蝠,黑珊瑚,太阳珊瑚,裸鳃珊瑚和石斑鱼。
危险 – 强电流和低能见度
如何抵达 – 从Santubong坐快艇是1小时15分钟。

Hiyoshi Maru – WWII沉船潜水
整个结构的残骸仍然完好无损。在良好的可见度条件下从表面看到。潜水周围的残骸很有趣,特别是当你从一个部分导航到另一个,Teira蝙蝠鱼将陪伴着你。有许多海洋生物生活在这个130米长和30米宽的残骸。

深度 – 21米底部 – 16米甲板
潜水等级 – 高级开放水域
特色 – 历史残骸。整体结构仍然完好。 ira鱼,tail鱼,fusilier,龙虾,乌龟,baraccuda,河豚和黄貂鱼。
危险 – 强电流和低能见度
如何抵达 – 从Santubong坐快艇是1小时15分钟。

Sagiri – WWII Wreck Dive(Destroyer)
最近发现的残骸与驱逐舰的大部分功能仍然完好无损。在甲板上,枪和弹药仍然可以看到,虽然珊瑚已经覆盖了大部分的部分。偶尔在拖运区有一个巨大的石斑鱼。

深度 -26m
潜水等级 – 高级开放水域
特色 – 历史残骸,佳能,枪支和弹药
危险 – 强电流和低能见度
如何抵达 – 从Santubong坐快艇是1小时30分钟。
中国残骸 – 人为击毁
最大深度:25m
潜水等级:高级开放水域
特色:人工残骸,石斑鱼和鲷鱼
危险:强电流和低能见度
如何抵达 – 从Santubong坐快艇是1小时30分钟。

驳船残骸 – 商船
最大深度:30m
潜水等级:高级开放水域
特色:石斑鱼和鲷鱼
危险:强电流和低能见度
如何抵达 – 从Santubong坐快艇是1小时30分钟。

所有照片由Ernest Teo提供

网站:http://www.wetwolfdive.com/dive%20kuching%20wreck.html

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