The “Fort Missanabie” is the shipwreck of a English cargo tank, torpedoed in May 1944. On the seabed, the view of the wreck, broken in two parts, is really impressive: the half with the armed stern is upright, with the majestic propellers raised from the bottom, while the half with the bow lies upside-down perpendicularly.
The wreck lies off the coast of Roccella Ionica and can be reached by boat, sailing 10 minutes. The visibility is generally fairly good, sometimes good. This dive site, for its characteristics, is reserved for very experienced divers, with Deep Air and Trimix certifications.
The wreck is surrounded by dense shoals of Anthias anthias; there are many breams and snappers; shipwreck structures hide usually groupers, moray eels, conger eels.
|Place||Roccella Jonica (RC)|
|Dive type||Technical dive|
|Minimum depth||54 m|
|Maximum depth||74 m|
|Bottom type||Muddy and sandy seabed|
|Difficulty||High degree of difficulty|
|Level||Deep Air or Trimix certifications|
|Interest||Historical, biological and photographic interest.|
|Notes||Abundant presence of pelagic fishes. Sometimes the visibility may be scarce. There can be strong currents.|