Ryuko Maru

Ryuko Maru

SCUBA Diving one of the best Shipwrecks of Palau

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321 Foot length, 45 foot beam

Her final resting place is about 75 yards off Ngargol Island which forms the northern arm of Malakal Harbor. She is .65 miles due south of the southern end of PPR's beach and is located at 720.642' N  and 13426.644E. Her bow is at 60 (18.2 Meters) feet and her stern at 85 feet (26 Meters)

Black Corals, beautiful gorgonians, good visibility and easy penetration.

She was attacked by aircraft from the Carrier Lexington as part of Task Force 58, Operation Desecrate One, on March 30 and finished off the following day by aircraft from the Carrier Yorktown.

 

First dive below is 11 December 06 and pictures are compliments of Doctor Cassie Hamilton

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Pictures compliments of Dr. Mihnea Radu Muresanu, D.V.M.11 Nov., 06 Click on pic to enlarge

      

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Pictures compliments of Dr. Mihnea Radu Muresanu D.V.M. 11 Nov., 06 Click on pic to enlarge

 

Pictures Below compliments of Jens Jahn "IT IS NOT ABOUT HOW MANY YEARS YOU GET TO LIVE IN, BUT HOW MUCH LIFE THERE IS IN THE YEARS YOU GET."

Date max Depth Water temp Boat Guide Gas Bottom time dive # tanks
11 Nov, 06 104 feet 84 F  Your Just Reward  Mihnea Nitrox 31 57 minutes 1 1-80
Nov, 06     JB and Mayumi's new unnamed boat  JB / Mayumi Nitrox 31   1 1-95
6 April, 06 111   Your Just Reward Jens Nitrox 32 39 Minutes 1 1-80

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