Scuba diving in Mawali Wreck

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From Boat
Diver level
Average: 16 m
Maximum: 31 m
Average: 10 m
Maximum: not available

The Mawali wreck is a former 90m/295ft-long Japanese ship that burned and sank in 1943 during WWII. Nowadays this cargo ship is on its side in the Lembeh Strait and serves as home to many types of invertebrates and coral species.

When to go

It is possible to dive at the Mawali wreck throughout the year. The conditions for diving are at their best during the dry season from July to October. The water temperature averages 27-29C/80-84F. The air temperature goes up to 30-35C/86-95F.

What to see

The deck and deck buildings are full of diverse healthy hard and soft corals and sea fans. The sea life includes frogfish, triggerfish, lionfish, scorpionfish, nudibranchs, and leaf fish. Ghost fish and mantis shrimp are often reported here as well.

Reachable from

Lembeh Strait

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