Dive the H.M.S. Hermes (www.DiveSriLanka.com)

The worlds first purpose built Air Craft Carrier sunk during the Attack of Ceylon by Japan in 1942

By Dharshana Jayawardena.

Depth: 53 Meters. (Technical Decompression Dive)

The Hermes burns after taking 40 direct hits

A diver swims over the bottom of the mighty hull

Accounts of DiveSrilanka.com Expeditions

Expedition X - Sep 11, 2015 - Two dives to midships and forward midships

Expedition IX - Jun 11-13 , 2015 - Three dives at the bow, amidships and the propeller

Expedition VIII - Jun 19-24, 2014 - Four dives to all areas of the ship

Expedition VII - May 27-30 2010- Three dives at the bow, amidships and the propeller

Expedition VI - Sep 25-27 2009 - Two world class dives!

Expedition V - Jun 19-22 2009 - A gift from the sea!

Expedition IV - August 22-24 2008 - Celebration of life! Marine Life at the Hermes.

Expedition III - June 19-21 2008 - The best ever wreck pictures taken so far.

Expedition I & II - May & September 2005 - wreck pictures & marine life pictures.


Letters to the editor

Hermes Survivor - The story of Percy Bell (published September 2010)

Hermes Survivor - The story of Ronald T. Smith (published June 2008)



Who discovered the wreck of the HMS Hermes and dived it first?

Project GSHD95 - In the virtual world of cyberspace the H.M.S Hermes sails again!

Benthic Canada publishes our story of the Expedition I & II

What does Hermes mean? - God of boundaries and of those who cross them

A report by veteran Hermes diver Felician Fernando

Time Magazine Article - October 28, 2002

Service History of the H.M.S Hermes

BBC report on Hermes Survivors

Wapedia on H.M.S. Hermes



A comprehensive account of the ships history and the sinking (including survivor stories) can be found in the highly recommended Hermes Adventure by Rex Morgan, son of Charles Morgan who served aboard the Hermes and captured the final moments in timeless photographs.

Ghosts of the Deep - Diving the Shipwrecks of Sri Lanka by Dharshana Jayawardena contains two comprehensive chapters about Hermes diving and the history of the wreck

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