|Maximum Depth: 64 meters - Recommended Diving Depth 35 - 50 meters
The Seven Skies is a 98,000-ton Swedish Tanker built in 1965 by Kokums and sunk shortly after due to a fire breakout.
It is believed that one of the crew members was hosing her down to keep the ship cool, because she was designed without adequate ventilation. When the nozzle of the hose came into contact with the ship it generated a spark that set the ship on fire.
This is a brilliant and challenging dive about for hours east of Pulau Aur. The Seven Skies is sitting upright in 64 meters of water and it is best to dive this super tanker at the mostly intact stern.
We usually try to set the shot line near the funnel, which reaches up to 26 meters and is often patrolled by shoals of barracudas, Manta Rays and even Whalesharks.
Once you reach the decks, you will be surprised how many huge soft corals decorate this ship, which offers plenty of penetration possibilities to the skilled and trained technical wreck diver.
At about 48 meters you can enter a narrow door leading to the lavatories and on the other side of the room, a couple of meters deeper, there is another opening leading to the engine room.
Another excellent penetration is descending down the opening next to the pool on the first deck into the boiler room. In this huge room, you can easily make out the stairs going down the hall and the main boilers crushed by the immense water pressure.
The main dangers are cables hanging down from the ceiling, getting lost inside the wreck and the unwary diver creating siltouts.
Compared to most wrecks in the region, this one offers quite shallow penetration opportunities, giving the open circuit diver longer bottom times.