Thailand Scuba Diving Dive Site Directory
|| Petchbury Bremen Wreck
||Between Koh Khram Yai and Sattahip
|| Average: 19m / Maximum 24m
This 60m steel freighter sank during the 1930s, and has settled upright on the sandy sea-bed; its highest point is just under 17m below the surface.
Almost totally encrusted with marine growth, this wreck has now become an impressive artificial reef. Soft corals add a colourful frame around the eroding structures and portholes. You can still see, around the wreck, the forms of multiple pulley systems and broken parts of heavy machinery – there’s even a bathtub!
Watching out for the Reef: Coral Conservation Guide for Divers
• Avoid touching live corals. You can kill them with your bare hands.
• Keep your gauge and octopus hoses close to yourself and prevent them damaging the reef.
• Secure your weight belt. Dropping of the weights can destroy the reef.
• Refrain from chasing or touching animals, especially manta rays and whale sharks.
•Maintain a comfortable distant and enjoy
Many divers unintentionally destroy corals whilst diving.
Here are a few guidelines on how to avoid doing so.
• Use the correct amount of weight to aid in your buoyancy.
• Control your fins; keep them away from the reefs and avoid kicking sand onto the corals.
• Do not pick up organic objects (dead or alive) from the sea. Likewise, please do not buy shells or other decorative products made from sea animals.
• Do not stand or rest on the stone-like corals. After all, they are living animals.
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