HELMET (DEPTH CHARGE) WRECK
Experience level: Intermediate
Typical depth: 30 meters / 100 feet
This Japanese ship wreck, situated very close to Koror harbor, has not been properly identified and so it has been named after the fused helmet stacks that can be found on the wreck. This wreck is also known as the Depth Charge Wreck with over 100 depth charges still visible in the hold. Operations are underway in late 2013 and early 2014 to safely remove these depth charges as they have been determined to be hazardous to the environment and to divers. The wreck itself is relatively small and starts rather shallow at the stern (around 10m / 40ft) but has plenty of interesting artifacts to see in addition to the helmet stacks. The open deck makes for easy exploration with several "swim-through" areas. Watch your Bottom Time and No Deco Limit though as the bow sits in 30m / 100ft of water. A typical dive follows the starboard side of the wreck down to the bow and returns along the port side, back to the buoy line at the stern.