Main Menu
Join Undercurrent on Facebook

The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975 | |
For Divers since 1975
The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975
"Best of the Web: scuba tips no other
source dares to publish" -- Forbes
X
 

Dive Review of Sri Lanka dive tours in
General Travel/Other Locations/East coast Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka dive tours: "Diving the HMS Hermes wreck in Sri Lanka", Sep, 2015,

by Andrew Falconer , WA, AU (Top Contributor Top Contributor 42 reports with 22 Helpful votes). Report 10222.

No photos available at this time

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments HMS Hermes was the world's first purpose built aircraft carrier, laid down in 1918 at Newcastle in the UK, launched in 1919, but due to delays and modifications was not commissioned until 1924. With a gross weight of 11,020 tonnes and length of 183m, and only able to accommodate 20 aircraft, she was small compared to subsequent aircraft carriers and after serving in the Far East station in the 1920 / 30s and being involved in various police actions related to Britain's interests in China, was put in reserve and became a training ship in 1937.



With the outbreak of World War 2 despite being somewhat obsolescent, she was put back into service and was involved in an action off Dakar, West Africa which caused significant damage to the Vichy French battleship Richelieu. Subsequently she was part of the Royal Navy Indian Ocean fleet, when the Japanese launched a surprise attack on Ceylon in April 1942. On news of the impending attack, she left the east coast naval port of Trincomalee without any aircraft on board in the company of an Australian destroyer HMAS Vampi ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vanuatu, South Africa, Iceland, Scotland, Norway, Cuba, Maldives, Chuuk, Galapagos, Phillipines, Sri Lanka
Closest Airport Colombo Getting There Bus, train or taxi to Batticoloa

Dive Conditions

Weather Seas
Water Temp 26-29°C / 79-84°F Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 10-15 M / 33-49 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments [None] ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Was this report helpful to you?
Leave a comment (Subscribers only -- 200 words max)
Subscribers can comment here
 

Subscribe Now
Subscribers can post comments, ask the reviewer questions, as well as getting immediate and complete access to ALL 75 dive reviews of General Travel/Other Locations and all other dive destinations. Complete access to all issues and Chapbooks is also included.

 

Want to assemble your own collection of General Travel/Other Locations reports in one place?
Use the Mini Chapbook Facility to create your personalized collection.

Note: The information here was reported by the author above, but has NOT been reviewed nor edited by Undercurrent prior to posting on our website. Please report any major problems by writing to us and referencing the report number above.

Undercurrent Home


Get more dive info like these and other important scuba updates sent monthly to your email.
And a FREE Recent Issue of Undercurrent

Free Undercurrent Issue
Get a free
monthly email and
a sample issue!


Find in  

| Home | Online Members Area | My Account | Login | Join |
| Travel Index | Dive Resort & Liveaboard Reviews | Featured Reports | Recent Issues | Back Issues |
| Dive Gear Index | Health/Safety Index | Environment & Misc. Index | Seasonal Planner | Blogs | Free Articles | Book Picks | News |
| Special Offers | RSS | FAQ | About Us | Contact Us | Links |

Copyright © 1996-2020 Undercurrent (www.undercurrent.org)
3020 Bridgeway, Ste 102, Sausalito, Ca 94965
All rights reserved.

Page computed and displayed in 0.05 seconds