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Quick Sketch of the HTMS Sattakut

Since its sinking in mid June, we have visited the HTMS Sattakut quite frequently – its a short 10 min hop on our longtail and perfect to visit at any time.  The wreck has been consistently cloaked in a thermocline  so far but thermoclines are clearing in deeper water already. Maybe it will clear here too or it could just be, as some suggestwe will see this clear – only time will tell.  Dive Master Phill made this quick sketch for briefing purposes and we thought we would share it with you.Life has moved in already and snappers are seen scooting around the hull.  Spider crabs have been spotted trying to hide and yesterday we saw a type of sea hare that we have never seen here before.  We believe they are the  Bursatella leachi, commonly called the ragged or shaggy sea hare. Unfortunately I did not have my camera with me but you can see an example here.

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2 Comments on Quick Sketch of the HTMS Sattakut

  1. commented by Rachie on 21 July 2011

    Well that is mapping at it’s best…! Well done Phillis, AMAZING as usual! I will be sure to copy this one down when I eventually make it down there… cannot wait 🙂

    1. commented by Ayesha Cantrell on 27 July 2011

      Its being righted over the next few days so the drawing is now already obsolete……. Phill was a a tad upset with me for posting it ….ooops. Hope they get it upright as it will then sit out of the thermocline. We’re allowed back on the 3rd – just in time for your return ! See you soon !

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