Sophie Rickmers Wreck

Pulau Weh, Sumatra

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Dive Sophie Rickmers Wreck

Deep Wreck

The Sophie Rickmers is a 134 m long impressive wreck. During World War II, the Sophie Rickmers was requisitioned by the Dutch. On May 10, 1940 the crew sunk the ship.


The wreck now lies in 55 of water. This is a deep dive for advanced divers. The wheelhouse is 37 m deep, the decks around 45 m deep. The wreck has some giant groupers and morays, as well as black-spot angelfish.

  • The boat in 1930's

    The boat in 1930's

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Reviews (4)

March 6th, 2017 - 7:36:
I was a diving team decompression specialist engaged in the salvage of Sophie Rickmer's cargo. This was back in the 60s. I wish to remain anonymous but would answer questions if this message gets posted.
September 5th, 2016 - 5:00:
Very good dive site for wreck. Went all the way to 59m and can still see the ship still intact apart from the crack at mid body. Did not see the giant garoupa but look fwd to search for it next time. Recommended when you go to Weh.
November 17th, 2014 - 3:51:
There's a plan to salvage Sophie for scraps.. :( Please sign petition against it: https://www.change.org/p/bu-susipudjiastuti-jangan-angkat-sophie-selamatkan-perairan-sabang-sejarah-indonesia-kemenkp-savesophie?utm_campaign
March 8th, 2013 - 22:44:
The ship is very intact, really beautiful, covered in corals The dive is deep, difficult, with nitrogen narcosis, decompression, for experienced divers with good air consumption only, in 15 minutes you'll be on 100 bar. Bring two tanks. You will spend more than one hour in the blue, doing your deco stop.

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