Haunting Wreck, Top 5

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Spine -chilling wrecks but Haunting-ly Beautiful

Naval history is full of fatal accidents and wartime losses.

In fact, according to a United Nations report, there are more than 3 million shipwrecks on the ocean floor.

Some of them would disintegrate, be unexplored and unknown.

Fortunately for us, many of them have been catalogued and photographed.


A scuba instructor, Thomas Gronfeldt had written an article about haunting wrecks on www.scubadiverlife.com

He had presented  ” Top 5 haunting wrecks”.

The selections of the haunting wrecks are based on the tragic histories.

  there are more than 3 million shipwrecks on the ocean floor.    

Five haunting wreck videos

  •  Haunting wreck 1: MV Salem Express  in the Red Sea, Egypt.

The ferry sank on December 17th 1991  hitting the reef.  470 people died.

During a dive ,you would be able to see cars and luggage , a reminder of the lives lost.

  • Haunting wreck 2: Shinkoku Maru, present in Chuuk Lagoon, Micronesia

It is the wreck of a Japanese Navy, a tanker. It sank after being attacked by US forces. There are a lot of wrecks on Chuuk Lagoon because of the war.

Thomas described this wreck as one of the most haunted as there are still human bones in it.

  • Haunting wreck 3: Kanka Wreck in Red Sea Egypt

Khanka wreck was a Russian spy boat used during the Cold war.

How this ship sunk still remains a mystery today.

  • Haunting wreck 4: Defiance in Lake Huron, United

Best ship wreck in the Great Lakes .It was a schooner. Defiance collided with another boat and fortunately everyone was rescued.

” The two wrecks are in a good state.” says Thomas. One can still see the sails swaying with the currents while diving.

  • Haunting wreck 5: MS Zenobia, Cyprus

A Swedish cargo sank during its first travel near Cyprus.

It was due to an engineering problem.

Thomas had described a feeling of mystery around this wreck.


Feeling all brave and gut-sy to explore shipwrecks?

SSS Phuket offers dives to the very popular Kingcruiser Wreck where there is lots of coral growth and an abundance of fish. We would  not disclose too much information about what you can see but it would be breathtaking.

SSS Phuket offers dive trips to the different islands of Phuket all year round. Our divemasters and instructors would be able to show  you the best of Phuket islands.

For more information, contact SSS Phuket here and we are looking forward to see you soon !






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