Sunken ships and other detritus of war, litter the sandy bottom along the coast, including remains from more recent conflicts. Copyright © 2019 Sri Lanka Diving Tours | Powered by, Ein Beitrag geteilt von SäsHáã FerŋäŋDŏ (@sashaafernando). What is your favorite wreck dive? Home; Lust4Rust; HMS Hermes; Details; History; Trips; Trip Enquiry; HMS Hermes The worlds first Commissioned Aircraft Carrier. Sri Lanka The Island of Sri Lanka is a small Island containing as many variations of culture, scenery, and climate as some countries a dozen times its size. @Off Oluvil - Sri Lanka ... On 09 April 1942 HMS Hollyhock was about 7 nautical miles from the HMS Hermes escorting a tanker, the SS Athelstane in east coast of Ceylon when the Hermes came under attack by a formation of about Twenty Japanese D3A-1 ‘VAL’ dive bombers. BULLET PROOF VIP CAR Wreck17 – 27 mWreck We Ling   The FAKE NAME USED BY TERRORISTS-  known as A-522 was sunk  on the 26th March 2018 to from an artificial  reef  and a dive site. Depending on the length of stay. Nun viele werden fragen,wie ist es weitergegangen an den berühmtem Wrack Hermes. An excellent fish breeding site. But at 10:35 am, off Batticaloa, 70 Japanese dive bombers attacked the Hermes. Ideal for enriched air nitrox. 8 VIP Bullet Proof Cars (Jaguar, BMW, Mercedes, defender  etc used by the Ex-Presidents of Sri Lanka were sunk having the hubs of the cars welded to the hatch. H.M.S. An adventure technical dive to this historic wreckage has become major tourist attraction. She had a distinguished career in the Far East which eventually ended in April 1942 when she was caught by aircraft from the Japanese Carrier Fleet comprising Edward Jayawardana had entered these details in his journal. A new future After a 45 minutes journey using the global positioning system we arrived at the approximate site. About 400 were rescued by a Hospital ship, Two or three days later three heavily decomposed bodies were found on the beach near the Batticaloa light house. More often Honey comb moray and a giant green or black moray can be seen in one hole together sharing one spot. Dive ten times this reef see Leopard Rays about 4 to 5 times. Latest News Whale season will start again in mid February on wards ! The additional tanks were very handy since we had only about 70 bar left in our tanks when we reached the additional tanks. Prince Casinader, who was a 16 year old teenager during the time of the Indian Ocean attack. Wellamankarai diyamba gala6 – 16 mBoat time 30 min. The World War II aircraft carrier wreck is 167m/547ft long and was sunk on April 9, 1942. The derelict hulk lies at a depth of a little over 50m off the East coast of the island. Visibility was amazing. Edward Jayawardana. We stopped at the additional tanks and carried out decompression stops as required by our dive computers. The reef has a lots of LOBBED PORE corals on which Christmas tree worms can be seen with different colours. Reef is situated 5 mins away from the air craft wreck. Feli manages Sri Lanka Diving Tour’s the only accredited TEC / REC & CCR dive center in Negombo, Trincoomalee and Batticaloa, After the re discovery of the wreck in 2002 Feli has dived the wreck HMS Hermes more than 950 times. Need some dives to do a good clean up. Good for macro photography. About 70 carrier borne Japanese bombers had taken off from 3 Japanese carriers which had entered Bay of Bengal the week before attacked the Trincomalee harbour end other allied naval assets. Joined: Mar 19, 2020 Messages: 3 Likes Received: 2. We will be staying at the Deep Sea Resort, which is an amazing 15 minute boat ride from HMS Hermes. You have entered an incorrect email address! Project GSHD95 - In the virtual world of cyberspace the H.M.S Hermes sails again! Reef is very rich from marine life and an anglers paradise. The vessel midshipmen Capt. We got the boatman to anchor, after determining that the boat was steady on anchor, we dropped the two additional tanks fitted with an extra primary and secondary air sources to a depth of 15 meters. It was his destiny to find her, and see the HMS HERMES for the first tine since 1942. The HMS Hermes dive site is one the most popular wreck dive sites in Sri Lanka. Diving the HMS Hermes wreck in Sri Lanka . Carol complimented us with the write up and wanted to let us know that at the same time their was a memorial in Sri Lanka she attended a ceremony in the UK. Then Felician formed Sri Lanka Diving Tours in the year of 2009 and Started Diving the HERMES, using TRIMIX and became the first to offer TEC DEEP Diving with TRIMIX in Sri Lanka. She lost her Captain R.J.Onslaw, 19 officers and 282 Royal Navy Sailors. https://rushkult.com/eng/scubamagazine/memories-of-the-hms-hermes-attack We observed an anti aircraft gun at the mid section. An excellent fish breeding ground, Ein Beitrag geteilt von SäsHáã FerŋäŋDŏ (@sashaafernando) am Nov 21, 2018 um 5:08 PST, Wreck Chief Dragon32 mBoat elapse time 1 hour and 20 min in smooth seas. The Australain destroyer “Vampire” which lost nine men is yet to be found. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. There were large and tall gorgnia corals, giant seaferns all over the wreckage. Es wird mit untauchlicher Ausrüstung und mangelnder Ausbildung getaucht. One of the most beautiful reefs full of marine life. Small sails can be used to cover a long distance. The world’s first aircraft carrier, HMS Hermes descended into the ethereal world under water during World War II on April, 9 1942. Incidentally Capt. Musgraf  Ship Wreck14 mJust 15 mins from the dive centre, the wreck has been resting since 60 years. Wreck and a reef. Teddy bear coral and over hundreds of different kinds of fish of various sizes to be observed. The details of the ship is as follows. I got the boatmen to shift the boat forward and backward and recorded the depth on both sides which was around 60 meters and laterally 48 meters. Thereafter we got into our diving equipment carried out thorough functional checks and rolled over the boat to the deep sea. Excellent marine life. The environment had not caused any damages . Leider haben sich meine Befürchtungen bestätigt. Diving the HMS Hermes is a memorable experience and there are few places in the world where diving an aircraft carrier is possible.An important and historical wreck, the HMS Hermes lies at 52m in Batticoloa, off the east coast of Sri Lanka. About 23 survivors managed their way to the shore another 400 were rescued by a Hospital ship. @Off Oluvil - Sri Lanka ... On 09 April 1942 HMS Hollyhock was about 7 nautical miles from the HMS Hermes escorting a tanker, the SS Athelstane in east coast of Ceylon when the Hermes came under attack by a formation of about Twenty Japanese D3A-1 ‘VAL’ dive bombers. Maha Gala14 – 16 mGood site for various levels of training dives. HMS Hermes wrack - tek und CCR spielplatz sri lankas 21.06.2017 17:51 HMS Hermes !! The echo sounder/ fish finder sounded a depth of 48 meters. Situated at a distance of 5 km from the dive centre. A very large reef with a lots of exotic fish including, Lobsters, groupers, snappers, lion fish and loads of many other stuff. Subsequently the son of the photographer wrote in a journal of the ill-fated carrier taking the notes his father made. It is pertinent to mention the 20-min spent at the wreckage was the most exciting and adventurous dive in my entire diving career. Uravi Gala (Grouper Rock)16 mSituated just a few km from the Maha Gala. HMS Hermes was a British aircraft carrier built for the Royal Navy and was the world's first ship to be designed as an aircraft carrier, although the Imperial Japanese Navy's Hōshō was the first to be launched and commissioned. Parts of the wing a petrol tank and many other parts as well as the engines can be identified. (nava bambe gala). The divers air consumption at this depth is normally very high due to high surrounding pressure which is about six times more than the surface. hermes tauchgang oh ja ,die hermes steckt mir immer noch in der nase.im februar wird es sicher noch nix werden,aber dann ist siehalt das nächste mal fällig.aber hier seien alle tauchkollegen nochmal drauf hingewiesen:die hermes zu betauchen ist KEIN SPAZIERGANG ! Ship had transported auto spare parts. Need 20 min in smooth seas. A Japanese invasion was impending. With a 20minute boat ride to site from the hotel everything was easy and quick and we were back at the hotel between each dive for a quick power nap between dives. Lots of different parts of the air craft is scattered around the fuselage and the two engines. Diving the HMS Hermes wreck in Sri Lanka . Need more than one dive to fully explore. Divers will have to be well prepared and physically fit and need to be well aware of technical diving. Two oval shape reefs situated on the sandy bottom with a very rich marine life. My buddy was also an experienced PADI scuba diving instructor. Sign up for our free newsletter! Loads of lion fish, honey comb moray, blue stripe snappers, fusiliers, many other colourful fish to be observed. Still he wasn’t sure about the exact coordinates. ... 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