Today we dived the new wreck that was scuttled 10 days ago in Kubu. Just 50 metres offshore and only 10 minutes drive from Tulamben, the ship was built in Holland in 1952 and was used by the Indonesian Government as a Patrol Vessel for the Department of Sea Communication before her sinking.
It is appproximately 37 meters long and sits almost upright on a sandy bottom, surrounded by coral reefs. The bow sits facing the beach in around 14 meters, the stern complete with propellor pointing seaward, at 33 meters. The deck is between 10-24 meters deep.
There are some areas of the wreck that can penetrated, but currently their are many sections of canvas & rope from a collapsed awning that is draped over entrances, making it a little dangerous for inexperienced penetration divers.
But a few years down the track this will be an excellent dive wreck, as it begins being colonised by sea fans, soft corals and sponges that this area is already very rich-in.
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