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Latitude: 12° 31.987' N
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Gulf of Siam, about 150 kilometers southeast of Bangkok. To get there, leave from Samaesan, southeast of Sattahip. It takes about 30 min.
How? By boat
Distance Good boat time (< 30min)
Easy to find? Easy to find
Alternative name The Hardeep
Average depth 25 m / 82 ft
Max depth 28 m / 91.9 ft
Current Medium ( 1-2 knots)
Visibility Medium ( 5 - 10 m)
Dive site quality Good
Experience CMAS ** / AOW
Bio interest Outstanding
- Drift dive
- Marine biology
- Night dive
Suddhadib or Hardeep as westerners call her is a real WW2 wreck. She was a steam ship built in Hong Kong 1918 for the Siam Steam Navigation Company, named after King Rama V's daughter Suddhadib and had a 3 cylinder 105.5 horse power steam engine. Length: 68.11 m, beam: 10.84 m, 802.97 ton net. She was bombed by British B24 Liberator Bombers from the 159 Squadron flying out of India and sunk 12:55 PM 1-Jun-1945. There are several unexploded 1,000 lb bombs in the area, 2 are near the wreck
This is a nice wreck, lying on her portside. The wreck is very colorfull, covered by soft corals, encrusting sponges and sea whips.
Do not dive Hardeep / Suddhadip if you are inexperienced. Check the dive tables and respect the currents when you dive the Hardeep / Suddhadip wreck, they can be Very Strong at times. Dive only within your experience and certification
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