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Kensho Maru

Dive Day 6

The 375-foot Kensho Maru sits relatively intact in 90 to 130 feet of water, bow down with a slight port list. A bomb hit to the stern provides access to the steering mechanism, but the real place of interest is the engine room. One of the crew guided me through this silty maze. We were the first ones in this day, so the visibility was rather good, and I was able to take a number of pictures before reaching the safe limit of my air supply. As a cave diver, I follow the rule of thirds. This was a single tank dive at 120 feet, so it did not take long; I wish that I had brought my doubles rig, next time I will know better.

Briefing diagram

Descending

Engine room

Cylinders

Rocker arms

Rocker arms

Engine room

Gages

Gages

Gages

Valves

Valves

Sight glasses

Motor and fan

Drills in silt

Vise

John Lennon's glasses

Box

Me

Jellyfish

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