Wreck of the World Discoverer

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Wreck of the World Discoverer

Postby alijtaylor » Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:19 pm

The most recent expedition I did on Bilikiki (weekend dive trip on a very nice liveaboard) started with something a little different. We dived on the World Discoverer a cruise ship which had hit a rock in the channel back about 2002. The captain beached it to get the guests off safely and simplify salvage.
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She now rests against the shore in about 12m. Her bow and stern are on ridges and you can swim under the hull.
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The screw is perhaps in the best order for photos.
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The plans for salvage were alas subverted by the locals who pretty much stripped the boat - if you look closely you can see life rings decorating the outside of the house behind the boat, I wonder what it is like inside!
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But the best part of the trip was the flight of mobula (aka pigmy mantas or devil rays) on the last dive - fantastic!
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Water was a bit warmer than two weeks previously -about 29C.

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Re: Wreck of the World Discoverer

Postby sivle » Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:32 pm

Amazing, fantastic, and, even better, I am going to be there in a month!!!
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Re: Wreck of the World Discoverer

Postby NEMES1S » Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:50 pm

Alison you are really setting the standard...!!
What fabulous dives..!
I have been out for a few dives recently,both 15-16m in the harbour which for the harbour is deep...even in daylight the vis was 1/2m and at night the vis at 16m was down to the centimeters..!!
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Re: Wreck of the World Discoverer

Postby alijtaylor » Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:59 pm

sivle wrote:Amazing, fantastic, and, even better, I am going to be there in a month!!!


Hi Sivle, what brings you to this part of the world - are you with the IBD trip? If so keep hoping that the wind drops little, it makes getting out after the second morning dive a bit of a struggle sometimes at present..

Hope to meet when you are here.

Nem, cheer up, summer will come again!

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Re: Wreck of the World Discoverer

Postby Cameron_R » Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:30 pm

alijtaylor wrote: Her bow and stern are on ridges and you can swim under the hull.



Now THAT is cool !
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Re: Wreck of the World Discoverer

Postby Andy » Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:35 pm

alijtaylor wrote:Water was a bit warmer than two weeks previously -about 29C.



My heart bleeds......! :lol:
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