Scuba diving in Seven Skies Wreck
The wreck of the Seven Skies ship lies to the east of Tioman Island at 64m/210ft of depth. Built in Sweden back in 1964, no one could have anticipated that the ship would only have a lifespan of less than 5 years, but in 1969, the 262m/860ft-long ship sank due to an explosion. Except for the tanker section, all the superstructure remains intact and is quite easily accessible. The funnel is at 20m/66ft of depth. Aside from the almost perfectly preserved ship compartments, another attraction for divers is the exceptional abundance of sea fauna that shelter within the wreck. Due to the depth and tangible currents occurring in the place, the site is restricted to advanced-level divers only. The well-preserved areas of the wreck are the funnel, top deck, the bridge, the pool, and the explosion damage area.
When to go
The Seven Skies wreck site has suitable diving conditions all year long, but many divers prefer to dive in April and October, when the seas are calm and there are good opportunities to see whale sharks and manta rays. The sea temperature during the year averages 26-29C/79-84F.
What to see
Some of the marine life found here includes batfish, spadefish, rainbow runners, manta rays, eagle rays, and whale sharks.