Diving Sites in Croatia
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Baron Gautsch - Rovinj Wreck divers won't want to miss one of the Adriatic's most beautiful wrecks. With an upper deck at 28m and a lower deck at 42m, it's not for beginners but the Baron Gautsch is a marvel. Built in 1908 and sunk in 1914, the ship has sprouted gorgeous algae, sponges and coral and many schools of fish have made a home in the interior.
Baron Gautsch Wreck Diving Position
Type: Passenger steamship Name: Baron Gautsch Affiliation: Austro-Hungary Lloyd Company Dimensions: l=84,5 m; w=11,64 m; 2069 GRT; 861 NRT Sunk: 13th August 1914. Cause: Underwater mine Historical importance: Yes. The locality is protected. Diving is allowed only through authorised diving centers. Location: W of the Brijuni Islands Difficulty to locate: The location is in the open Sea – help of instruments (GPS) Maximum depth: 41 m Minimum depth: 37 m Current: Mostly weak, but due to the open sea occasionally moderate to strong Access: Access is solely by boat (diving location is in the open sea) Visibility: weaker in summer, but in winter considerably better Flora and Fauna: varied life on and around the wreck, occasionaly specimens of large fish Knowledge and Skills:...