As it is part of the dive master course to draw a map of a dive site I joined Winy, our terrific guest from Jakarta during her wreck specialty course last week. We went to explore the Molas Wreck near Manado which is only 30 Minutes Boat ride from Bunaken. Our task was mapping the wreck….
On our first dive we set up the drop tank in 5m depth and then got a general overview of the wreck by our Instructor Tina. There is a lot to see…We were lucky with around 20m visibility and got an idea of the general structure of the wreck.
After the first dive we set up a plan to measure the wreck to get all the information we need to draw the map.
The second dive was all about measurement and as the wreck starts in 24m depth you time flys by. We only had around 20 minutes of bottom time down there. But Winy and me were a well prepared buddy team and where able to take all measures we needed. We where also able to notice most of the special elements of the wreck like the winches or the anchor and so on.
In the evening it was time to put all Information together and to draw the map of this awesome dive site and we had a lot of fun while trying to be creative.
After all i have to say that after this wreck dives with Winy and Tina i am much more interested into wrecks than before. And if you draw a map of it, you will have a close look to every part of the wreck and explore more and more on every dive