HTMS Matphon Bouy Gone
Today, after diving Koh Rin and finding seven Bamboo sharks on North Rock, we decided to dive the HTMS Mataphon on the way back to Bali Hai, Pattaya. Two Days ago, the Mataphon had the buoy that we had put down the very next day that it was sunk as an artificial reef and dive site. As we were running late in the day I had the nine divers who wanted to do this dive kitted up and ready to go ten minutes before we arrived there. But when we arrived to the Mataphon wreck, we discovered that the buoy was not there. I almost decided to call this last dive off as every one had already had two dives that day and only some of us divers were even planning to do this wreck dive. But Captain Jack (Jackrit) said “wait…wait.., give me ten minutes, I’ll put you on the wreck!!”
He got a buoy and a rope together, and I took my fins off and went to the front of the boat, Capt. Jack took a bearing to the wreck and looking at the depth finder and going slow, yelled “now!!” and threw the weighted line in the water.
All of us our divers made the wreck, a nearly perfect shot. As it happened, the viz was S—!
What do you guys think? Should I put another buoy down or keep this wreck only for us, the Adventure Divers family?