Found 200 years old shipwreck by the diving community at the place of near Bheemunipatnam village 45km from Visakhapatnam city that will turns next big Scuba Diving spot in India.
Scuba divers Balaram Naidu and dive master Anil Kumar found the ship wreck in just six meters dig from the sea surface on December 21. And again scuba diving team makes another exploration to the ship wreck on Monday and felt excited.
“Preliminary observations revealed the shipwreck site to be spread over a vast area. The ship seams to be around 200 years old which we found, and 150 meters in length. But we are still in the process of putting together all the facts,” said Mr. Naidu, director of Livein Adventures.
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On Monday, the scuba diving community spotted sweetlips, parrot fish, ribbonfish, yellow back snappers, lion fish and moray eel along with other rich aquatic life in and around the shipwreck.
According to historian Edward Paul, the location is said to be north Bheemunipatnam, near ‘Santhapalli rocks’. This area has a record of sinking the ships due to rocky sea bed. The British built a light house here in 1840.
The scuba team made a presentation to the AP Tourism Authority which on turning Visakhapatnam into a new scuba diving destination