Sasebo Wreck

Sea (Salt water)
21.9 m (avg)
30 m (max)
Diver Level
Advanced Only
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Japanese freighter sunk during typhoon in the 80's.

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This is the most popular dive conducted by OREC on Sasebo Navy base in Sasebo, Japan. The wreck is popular by the divers from the base because you will never have two dives the same on this massive wreck. No one seems to know what kind of ship, when it sunk, or the name. However, items found in one of the hatches suggest the time to be in the 80's or 90's. The wreck is not for the basic diver. She lies in water from 50 ft to beyond 120 and has a strong current. There is also numerous swim threw's and open bays with no exist but the way you came. Visibility is usually around 15 ft or so, but I've heard talk of it being better in the winter. Haven't seen it myself. Hands down, this is the best dive spot in Sasebo. Try tying your boat to the wreck it's self because the Japanese Coast Guard doesn't like you to tie of directly to the buoy marking the wreck. Dive safe!!

7 years ago

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