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Mawali Wreck (Tanduk Rusa Wreck, Sekino Maru) is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located in Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The average visibility is 31-35ft/9-11m.

The Mawali wreck is the most commonly dived wreck in the Strait. This Japanese freighter from WWII is lying on its portside and has a length of 90 meters. Descending and ascending is through the mooring line and you will find the wreck body starting at around 14 meters depth down to 30 meters. The wreck is still complete with propeller, beams, bridge and engines. The melted glasses we found in the kitchen shows that the ship burned before she sunk. This may explain the huge hard corals that are growing on the wreck. The cargo holds are safe to visit, but the machine room is unstable and should be avoided.

The topside of the wreck acts as a very nice artificial reef overgrown with beautiful corals, many nudibranchs, critters, schooling baracudas and reef fish so it is still very attractive even for divers who are not particularly interested in wrecks, or do not want to get inside the wreck.

Divers need to be careful when ascending as large ships or small boats may pass very close to the wreck. There might current so for your comfort it is better to wear hand gloves at least on one hand to hold on to the line while descending and ascending.

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