Maximum Diving Depth: 57 meters - Recommended Diving Depth 55 meters
The Dutch submarine K XVII launched on 26th July 1932. She was based in 1941 together with the O16 in Singpapore under the command of the British Eastern Fleet.
The last recorded contact, reporting of Japanese submarines in the eastern Malaysian arae, was received on the 14th December 1941. Around the 21st of December 1941, the K XVII hit a line of mines about 20nm north of Tioman Island, the same minefield that sunk the O16 and the British minesweeper Banka.
K XVII sunk and took along all 36 crew members to a depth of about 55 meters.
In 1978 a submarine was found off Tioman Island by local fishermen and it has been identified in 1982 as the lost K XVII. The submarine lies upright about 1nm away from the Banka and gives a strange impression with the cunning tower being partially out of the thermocline.
Even though the wreck is mostly covered in fishing nets, it is an interesting tec dive and one can explore the whole submarine during one single dive.