Secret Spot: Hai Siang Wreck

Hai Siang shipwreck

Gabriel Barathieu

Hai Siang Shipwreck

This secret wreck dive is located just off the coast of Reunion Island.


Of the western coast of Reunion Island, the Hai Siang shipwreck lies nearly 200 feet below the surface.

Formerly an illegal fishing vessel, the 196-foot Formosan boat was seized and sunk as an artificial reef in 1980. Since then, it has become rife with marine life, including eagle rays, mola mola, sea turtles, and hard and soft corals.

To capture this image, I used an ultra-wide-angle lens and positioned myself in front of the bow. I deliberately turned of my strobe to create the shot I was looking for.

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