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WWII Wrecks Of Kuching

Before Christmas 1941, just weeks after Pearl Harbor, the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) set sail for Kuching as part of their plan to take control of Borneo. As Borneo stood on the main sea routes between Java, Sumatra, Malaya and Celebes, it was vital for the Japanese to secure this territory. The Japanese fleet came from Miri, the northern town of Sarawak and Cam Ranh Bay, French Indochina. News of the invasion was received by the Dutch and their submarine division was deployed from Tarakan, North Kalimantan to intercept the Japanese fleet.

On the 23rd of December 1941, the Dutch submarine division under the command of KX-IV found the Japanese invasion fleet assembling off the coast of Santubong outside of Kuching. According to historical maritime records, a total of five ships were sunk but only three are known today which are Katori Maru, Hiyoshi Maru and Sagiri. The whereabouts of Katori Maru and Hiyoshi Maru has been passed down through generations of local fisherman and anglers while Sagiri was only discovered recently. Today, all the three wrecks serve as an underwater home to a wide variety of pelagic fish species

 

 

 

Adventure Wreck Dive Program

Day Trip
Min. 2 pax and must be at least Advanced certified or equivalent.

Katori Maru 2 Dives RM 450/pax
Hie Maru 2 Dives RM 450/pax
TK Wreck 2 Dives

RM 450/pax

Barge 2 Dives RM 450/pax
Thai Wrecks 2 Dives RM 450/pax

 

Discover Wreck Diving Program

Day Trip
Min. 2 pax and must be at least Open Water certified or equivalent

Katori Maru or as per
instructor preference
2 Dives RM 650/pax

 

Equipment Rental

Full set
BCD, regulator, mask set, fins and rashguard top excluding shorts.
For further details and partial set rental, please refer to Dive Kuching page.

Per day use RM 120/pax

Inclusive

Boat fee, use of weights and belt, drinking water, light food, dive guide fee. Not inclusive of land transfer, swim wear and towel.

 

Departure Point

8:30am at PMSC jetty, Santubong.

 

Program Package

Please email us for the most current promotion, if available, for the period you want to dive.

 

 

 

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