MV Sea Chart – Local Diving
MV Sea Chart 1, was a German built cargo ship which was transporting a load of Iron wood (Teak logs) from Burma to Vietnam. The boat encounter rough weather around the coast of Thailand. The MV Sea Chart started taking on water and sank. just out side Thap Lamu Pier, near Khao lak . The crew was thankfully, all rescued by the Thai navy. For many years nobody could dive the Sea Chart due to ownership rights. The owner wanted to salvage the cargo but the Thai Navy claimed they had salvage rights and the two parties are now in court.
Mv Sea Chart is lying in 40 metres of water. The shallowest point of the wreck is between 22 meters – 24 meters. There are two points of mild penetration on this wreck, the wheel house and cargo hold.
MV Sea Chart- Khao Lak – local Divesites There is huge diversity of marine life on this wreck. But I mostly like to dive MV Sea Chart because of the topography of the site
I recommend this site for Advanced Divers with over 50 dives.
The Sea Chart is an inexpensive dive site and well worth the visit. when we do dive the Sea Chart we try and dive this site once and then continue on to the Pemchai wreck. This gives are customers the chance to visit two wrecks in one day…