This video is a compilation of 2 dives that we did on 6/24/16 on the Nippo Maru. There are many large artifacts on the deck including a Japanese battle tank, 3 Howitzer guns, one anti-aircraft gun, several minesweepers, and a truck body. The wreck can be deep in certain locations making exploration of the aft cargo holds somewhat difficult. The bridge is easily penetrated and the helm and ship's telegraph are easy to photograph. The Nippo Maru sank on February 17, 1944 and she was discovered by Cousteau in 1969. The ship was not identified until 1980 when the ship's bell was located.
© Mark Etter Underwater Photography