MYS­TERY IN THE DEEP

Scuba Diving - - Encounters - TEXT AND PHOTO BY BRAN­DON COLE GO NOW IS­LAND SCUBA (ISLANDSCUBA.NET)

I’m miles off Colombo, Sri Lanka, 148 feet down, gaz­ing up at the stern of a small wooden ship. It’s nick­named the Bat­tery Barge, but its true iden­tity and his­tory are un­known. Fine by me; I love a lit­tle mys­tery. Ac­cord­ing to the tec diver who first ex­plored the ves­sel after a fish­er­man tipped him off, I’m one of only 10 peo­ple to have dived here. Let oth­ers tour the pop­u­lar Pecheur Bre­ton or Med­h­u­faru. I’m hap­pier im­mersed in ob­scu­rity.

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