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
|Diving Types||Wreck, Night, Drift|
|Depth||25 m m avg, 28 m m max|
|Visibility||10 m m max|
|GPS location||12.5331, 100.9563|