This shipwreck lies on the seabed off the coast of Badolato (CZ). It was an armed cargo ship of 10,000 tons, torpedoed during World War II, in 1943.
The hull is divided into two parts; the bow is pointing up toward the blue, with the two mighty anchors still in place, in the hawse eyes. The stern area, slightly detached from the rest of the hull, is characterized by the presence of a beautiful cannon still in its original place.
Close to the main mast, which lies on one side of the ship, there are dense shoals of Anthias anthias, large saddled seabreams and often gigantic amberjacks. Around the deck, you come across frequently in large pelagic fish like snappers. Around the cannon at the stern, finally you may come across one of the most desired meetings: large groupers!
Dive to be carried out by boat; the descent and the lifts are made along the anchor line.
|Type Dive||Recreational or Technical Dive|
|Minimum depth||35 m|
|Maximum depth||45 m|
|Bottom Type||Sandy and muddy seabed|
|Descent in blue along the anchor line.
There may be present current. Sometimes visibility may not be optimal.
|Interest||Historical, biological and photographic interest|
|Notes||Abundant presence of pelagic fishes, especially large groupers, but also breams, snappers, amberjacks, moray eels.|