German cargo barge
It’s a small German barge, 50 m long, that sank during World War II, when was used for the coastal cabotage. There’s no certainty about the content of its load.
Now it lies on a sandy seabed, parallel to the beach, with the bow facing north 36 m deep and with the stern 44 m deep. Its state of conservation is very good and, thanks to its small size, we can explore it entirely from stem to stern in a single dive.
The wreck external structures are still intact and have a low level of colonization, which allows divers to recognize easily the various components of the structure. There’s a beautiful load winch, close to the bow. It’s possible to admire the interior of cargo holds, often inhabited by numerous shrimps. On the deck, many fan worms (Sabella spallanzanii), ascidians like the Microcosmus sulcatus and black long spine urchins (Diadema setosum). Occasionally any eagleray comes from the blue. It’s considered a dive with medium level of difficulty, accessible from the shore, characterized by a steep sandy slope, where pearly razorfishes (Xyrichthys novacula), large starfishes and some octopus roam camouflaged among the few rocks.
This wreck has a great photographic interest, in fact, its small size and the brightly light that penetrates from the surface allow divers to photograph it in all its extension.
|Dive Type||Recreational or Technical Dive|
|Min./Max depth||36 m / 44 m|
|Bottom Type||Sand, mud and debris|
|Level required||Deep – Tek|
|Interest||Historical, biological and photographic interest|
|Notes||Numerous shrimps in the cargo holds. Fair presence of fishes in the dens.
Usually good visibility.