Komentarze (26) (Darlene's Cargo Wreck) Date: Monday, January 10, 2011, 9:27 PM
GOOD MORNING SCOTT,
I'M GOING TO HAVE ERIC HELP W/ SOME OF THE DETAILS, AS WELL.
Darlene, Do you have the lat/long for the wreck?
ERIC, HELP? IT WILL BE AN APPROXIMATION BECASUE WE DON'T WANT TO DISCLOSE EXACT. DUE EAST OF AWASSE FOR ONE HOUR.
Do you have the exact date for the wreck?
I'LL LOOK IN MY LOG BOOK, BUT 2009.
I need the approximate dimentions for the wreck.
WE COULDN'T SEE THE MIDDLE/END. WE FEEL AS LONG AS THE EMMONS, FOR SURE.
The depth the wreck, forcastle and to the sand.
TOP WAS AT 220', COULD NOT FIND FORCASTLE
APPROXIMATE DEPTH TO SAND IS PROBABLY 300'
The conditions of the wreck the vis, currents, waves, surge surf, water temp, air temp, ect.
VIS = 50-80', NO CURRENTS THAT DAY DURING SLACK TIDE,, NO WAVES/SURGE
WATER TEMP WAS 69F (I WORE DRY SUIT, CHUCK WORE WETSUIT - MAYBE 5MM), AIR TEMP WAS 69-75'F BECAUSE IT WAS ALL MORNING.
The name of the wreck, any history to the wreck.
NO NAME AVAILABLE
POSSIBLE HISTORY: POSSIBLY CONVERTED DESTROYER TO SOMETHING BECAUSE THE DECK WAS CLEAN. POSSIBLY SUNK DURING THE WAR. NO RECORD BY THE JAPANESE COAST GUARDS. POSSIBLY ONE OF THREE WRECKS IN THE AREA.
The date the wreck was sunk. Any other information that you would think is helpful.
SCOTT, IF YOU PUT ALL, EVEN THOUGH IT IS VAGUE, IT WOULD SATISFY ME BECAUSE I JUST WANT THERE TO BE A RECORD THAT OUR TEAM DOVE IT.
I'M GOING TO TRY ANOTHER DIVE FEBRUAR/MARCH W/ KONDO-SAN.
DARLENE (Taka Diving Service) Nathan Kaempfer Thanks for the hot dive tip it was a great source. So the full report, flew into Miyako at sunset, stayed at a hostel near their "Kokusai Street" (3000Y/night), rented a car (3000Y/day), picked up tanks (1000Y/tank if referred by Taka Dive Shop otherwise 2000Y/tank) actually very difficult to find tanks we had to go straight to the wholesale gas company (most people do the all inclusive boat dives 12000Y/day which includes lunch and three tanks), we drove south towards Kurima Island as locals said best place to beach dive. It is a 1K swim from the west facing beach to get to deep waters. We opted to stay in the shallow near the finger style reefs near the beach as they are full of life (Eels, lobster, sea turtle, tons of life). Then we drove to Boragawa Beach almost all the way to the light house on the southern cape. Definitely recommend this dive, it was extremely low tide so we walked the reef out and jumped in (careful many crown of thorns here) but the reef is from 5-10ft below surface to 65 ft at low tide. There are networks of "tunnels" and cracks in the reef that made this an incredible dive allowing you to stay at 50 - 65 ft and cruise near the sandy bottom. Felt a lot like cave diving in many places. Then when you are finished get rid of the tanks and swim east along the shore line (you can kayak or walk if the tide is low enough) and there is a famous cave right at the same beach that has limestone formations and a fresh water stream/waterfalls inside. The rock is like velcro so you can cilmb in and up no problem. You have to swim into the cave and at high tide you might not be able to spot the opening very easily. There are many locals taking tours there so you can follow them. Then we drove the rest of the island and I left that night. I recommend getting involved in the local drinking tradition. Don't ask me why there is a German Cultural Center out their either. Good times, good livin!