|SS Bombo 12-06-10|
We had a rather ordinary dive at Toothbrush Island but after a break at
the boat ramp we headed back out to the Bombo. With the strong wind and
rolling seas we had 2 attempts at hooking into the wreck. Over we
went and at the bottom we found the anchor hooked in on the rear port
side of the boiler. The first thing we noticed is that she looked
different. Strong seas had caused some noticeable changes and
there were patches of bare metal exposed. The prop was well
exposed and look splendid with many fish around it. In front of
the boiler the penetration was much deeper - it appeared to have had
several feet of sand dug out from it. You could now be inside here
and look forward right and see through to the outside. You could
penetrate much further forward than before and there was much more light
at the front of this area.
Leaving here and swimming up the starboard side I could see newly exposed pipes from where the hull had recently collapsed. Wayne had gone further forward and reported a much larger penetration in the forward part of the wreck. He did not enter it. We ran out of deco time too quickly and had to leave the Bombo for now. It's well worth going back for another look.
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