Koh Tao Wrecks, The Unicorn Shipwreck

This wreck is also known as the Dog Food wreck.  She is believed to be an insurance scam and was lost in the 70’s.  A local eye witness report stated that as she pulled offshore the conditions were flat and calm.  Then over a period of hours she slowly sank.  An insurance scam was suspected and when the salvage diver from Mermaid Marine dived her to check on the cargo the tuna fish she was carrying in her manifest turned out to be inexpensive dog food.

Koh Tao Wrecks, The Unicorn Shipwreck

Position of the wreck

She sits upright in 48m of water listing slightly to the port.  The top of the bridge is at 42m with migraine amidships in around 45m.  The port handrail sits below the silt at 48m and the starboard slightly shallower at 45m, whilst the top of the bow is at 42m.  It isn’t advisable to penetrate the wreck due to the build up of silt inside and small areas. Although on the outside there is a abundance of soft coral growth making her a very picturesque wreck.  The large superstructure at the stern with two holds is also teeming with fish life.  This and her proximity to Koh Tao makes her a perfect dive site for tech diver training.

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