Location: Apra Harbor
Cert Level: OW -Wreck
GPS: 13.27.35N, 144.37.58E
Dive Site Brief:
The American Tanker is a large concrete barge that was used during World War II to transport fuel from the United States to Guam. It was one of five barges that were brought to Guam and the remains of the others can be seen along the breakwater. The tanker was used as a fuel storage and transfer "dock" for visiting ships and ws then sunk after it was no longer needed.
This is a great dive for those with an interest in wrecks but little or no experience diving them is necessary. It also has some opportunities for experienced wreck divers to explore more deeply.
The main things to see on this dive is the pilot house and the forward swim throughs and elephant ear sponges. There is also an American flag that hangs off the western side of the pilot house
CAUTION: Do not breathe any of the trapped air. Do not go into any overhead spaces that you cannot see an immediate way out of. dive within your limits.