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The Toa Maru is a huge Japanese wreck perfect for multiple exploration dives as there are many artifacts remaining in its holds.

Name Dive Site:Toa Maru
Depth: 10-37m (32-121ft)
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One of the South Pacific's most popular World War II shipwrecks, this 6700 ton 140m Japanese transport ship, Toa Maru, ran aground during an American air attack in 1943. The dive starts at an easy 7m and slants to 37m. Interesting artifacts adorn this vessel that sunk before it could be unloaded including sake bottles, medical supplies and office equipment. Larger objects include bombs, a motorbike, and even small tanks. Experienced divers can venture inside the wreck to the bridge, engine room, crew quarters and medical supply room.

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The Toa Maru is a 6700 ton, 140m (450ft) long Japanese transport ship, and one of the best wreck dives in the area. The Toa Maru ran aground during an American air attack on Jan 31st 1943, after suffering severe damage. She lies on her starboard side, with her bow in 7m and her stern in 37m of water. She still holds various artifacts from the Second World War, including saki bottles, a one man tank, cement bags and lanterns. There are some safe swimthroughs via torpedo hole, and for the experienced divers penetration is possible. This dive site needs numerous dives to be explored completely; with wonders around every corner.




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