F69 Bridge

December 23, 2023

We moored at the bridge of the F69 wreck in Wellington. It's been 5 years since my last dive on the F69. After my buddy did a buoyancy check and fetched some more weight from the dive boat, we descended.

The most remarkable thing about the wreck isn't what's there, it's what isn't there. The vast majority of the wreck has been swallowed up by the sandy ocean floor. Only the top of the bridge remains (and its roof has caved in) and maybe a fifth of the tower. It's a bit mind boggling to think of how much ship is under the sand.

The visibility wasn't great so I wasn't able to get a good shot of the entire bridge and the sand submerged tower. At least the toilet just off the bridge was still intact!

F69 Bridge

Towards the end of the dive, I found hundreds of octopus eggs floating around the tower.

Octopus Eggs


Location: Wellington, Houghton Bay, New Zealand


Dive Number:   237
Bottom Time: 24m
Time In: 1:37 p.m.
Tank In: 202 PSI
Max Depth: 20.70 ft
Table Used:
Mix:   Air
Safety Stop: 3m
Time Out: 2:01 p.m.
Tank Out: 99 PSI
Average Depth: 15.20 ft
Start Pressure Group:
Surface Interval:  
End Pressure Group:


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