This wreck was really interesting.
Visability is normally really good as it is one of the deeper wrecks on the lagoon. Max depth of 64m to the sand and up to 38m to the top of the mangled superstructure.
Because this is such a massive ship, you can penetrate quite a few areas within the superstructure and in the holds. But it is discouraged mainly because this ship was blown in two by the sheer force of 1000lb bombs and you can easily see how brittle things are. Personally I did not penetrate into the engine room but people within our group did. Reports was it was extremely difficult and dangerous. Seeing that the enterance is within the mangled debris of the blasted area.
Mostly the boat is moored onto the main superstructure and you swim aft towards the stern. There is a large gun on the stern which is great for taking pictures of. Penetration in the superstructure can be entered from the port bulkhead just forward of hold 4. Props can be seen easily but this is on the sand at 63m.
Length: 150 m.
Width: 20.20 m
Depth: 12.40 m
Draught: 8.84 m
Engine: 2 X Mitsubishi - B&W Diesel
Horsepower: 15,833 hp
Speed: 20.90 knots maximum;17.00 knots service
Launching: 25 April 1940
Service: 31 August 1941
Gross Tonnage: 10,437 tons
DEPTH OF SHIP
Superstructure: 40 m
Deck: 49 m.
Bottom: 64 m.