The Davy Jones Locker Tec team has found a new shipwreck located North of Koh Tao. DJL owner Tim Lawrence who headed the dive team has taken time out to give us his first impressions of the dive and the wreck that was discovered.
“When I became a tech diving instructor it was my dream to find a shipwreck nobody else had dived. The thought of swimming around a shipwreck looking at subjects nobody else had seen since the loss, unravelling the story of the sinking and the human story was thrilling to me.
It felt that unlocking the story of the loss was like decoding the human history of the sea. That feeling has stayed with me and to this day remains the motivating force behind my wreck expeditions. It was with this thought on the 9th May 2016 that we set out to look for a new mark. The idea was after diving the HTMS Pangan we would look at a mark I had been given by a fisherman some 10 years earlier. The wreck had eluded us on previous visits as the seconds were off on the original mark but after speaking to my captain and him contacting his friends we had a new mark close to the old one so off we went.