The Shinkoku Maru is a 500 ft. long tanker, lying upright on the bottom. It has one large superstructure amidships and another at the stern.
The white, feather-like things are stinging hydroids. I was told that they have a terrible sting, and are to be avoided. I avoided them!
Inside the aft superstructure.
The Shinkoku Maru's coffee pot.
This is one of the "heads" in the aft structure.
Some previous diver(s) had piled an assortment of tableware and kitchen implements atop this stove in the galley of the Shinkoku Maru
Japanese sailors of the Shinkoku Maru
Text and Photos © 1999 by Bob Hampton