Sophie Rickmers Wreck

Indonesia, Sumatra, Pulau Weh
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164 ft

Snorkeling and Scuba Diving at Sophie Rickmers Wreck

The Sophie Rickmers is a 134 m long impressive wreck. During World War II, the Sophie Rickmers was requisitioned by the Dutch. On May 10, 1940 the crew sunk the ship. The wreck now lies between 62 and 65m depending on tide. This is a deep dive for advanced divers. The top of the wreck is around 45 meters, again depends on tide. It was sunk on purpose, probably because of its age. The wreck has some giant groupers and morays, as well as black-spot angelfish. This site should only be dived by well experienced divers, as it is a decompression dive, and quite deep. Bottom dive time is around 20 to 25 min, and deco time can be as short as 30min, up to 90min. Can be dived with a second tank fixed on the BCD. The dangers come from the depth, some fishes like stonefish, stingrays, old fishing nets, sharp rusted metal edges, dust and falling parts if penetration. At 50/55m, an small accident can become catastrophic. Pria Laot bay
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