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The SMS Cormoran

Depth: 120 ft

The SMS Cormoran lays in 120 feet of water on her left (port) side directly beside the Tokai Maru which was sunk in 1943. The easiest way to reach the Cormoran is to follow the midsection hull of the Tokai Maru over the side until you see the Cormoran at 80 feet. The hull of the Cormoran is intact and the first thing you’ll see is the steering deck house.You can descend to the propeller shaft and touch both of the wrecks here. The midship section of the Cormoran is intact and the engine room is easily accessible through the skylights, and most of the superstructure is relatively accessible. Just behind the bridge there are two open cargo loading doors, and descending into this area leads you to the insides of the ship. Visibility averages 2560′, but can vary due to the tide and ship traffic in the harbor. A good average diving depth to see all of the starboard side would be around 80100 feet.

This wreck is very good for 32% nitrox because the average dive depth is between 80110 ft. You can ascend the side of the Tokai Maru and do a safety stop on the mooring line attached to the Tokai. To learn more about the SMS Cormoran or other wrecks on Guam. MDA offers two different PADI Distinctive Specialty¬† courses only taught by MDA, the “Get Wrecked in Guam Diver” or the “Tokai Cormoran Diver” class.¬†

Michael Schuck