Truk. Dive 15 – Fujikawa Maru

Well it wasn’t long before we were back at the Fujikawa Maru. About 2 hours actually, this time for a night dive.

This time we started at the stern gun, before heading into the steerage compartment.  Holds #5 and #6 had plenty to see in them, including some sort of switching panel, and there were around 20 x 6 foot tall gas cylinders in hold #4. We headed into the superstructure, which had 5 floors. We went through the bridge, past the officer’s bathrooms and the galley before heading outside.

We finished up on the funnel, where there was plenty of life to see in our torch beams.  Another great dive.

  • Displacement: 6,938 tons
  • Length: 435 feet
  • Beam: 58.5 feet
  • Engine: 1 diesel engine
  • Depth: 10-35 m.

Our Dive

  • Depth: 27.9 m.
  • Time: 53 minutes
  • Gas: Nitrox 32

Graphic courtesy of Captain Lance Higgs of S.S. Thorfinn.

About Neil Hambleton

I am a British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) Advanced Diver and an Open Water Instructor. I have been diving since 1992, after joining South China Diving Club (SCDC), which is a Hong Kong-based branch of the BSAC. Having moved to New Zealand, I am now a member of BSAC New Zealand.
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