Baron Gautsch wreck (depth 28 - 40 m, length 85 m, width 12 m, boat trip 90 min)The Austrian passenger steamer hit a newly positioned sea mine and sank within minutes. It was the 13th August, 1914. Approximately 240 people lost their lives in this tragedy. Today, the probably most popular wreck of the Adriatic sea lies upright and in good shape at a depth of 40 m sea water. The wreck is covered with sponges and moss animals of different colours. Most of the inside parts are easy approachable to divers. It is common to see free swimming eels and big schools of mackerel or damsel. Very often school of fish surround the wreck making a marvellous view.
Coreolanus wreck (depth 17 - 29 m, length 50 m, width 8 m, boat trip 90 min)In 1945, this British mineseeker was hit by a mine and sank quickly. Nowadays the wreck lies upright, undamaged and in good shape, in a depth of 29 m. The highest point of what once used to be the ships bridge is at a depth of 17 m. And this upper part is completely covered with thick sponges and shells. The back anti aircraft guns are hard to miss, as well as the heavy MGs in the front part. Occasionally you may encounter conger eels coming out from different corners, or perhaps you will see big crabs and scorpionfish waiting for their prey. This wreck is a real artificial reef, being a home for many marine species. Penetrations of the wreck are for the specialist only, as the passages are very close and small, making any kind of turning impossible.
Istra wreck, also called "Hans Schmidt" (depth 28 - 42 m, length 90 m, width 11 m, boat trip 100 min)This cargo ship sunk during World War I and broke up into two pieces. It rests at a depth of 42 m, reaching 28 m at its highest point. For experienced wreck divers the inner cargo space is free to enter. Big conger eels are very often found here. Around the wreck you may find parts of the ships additional accessories, the engine and air bombs.
„Torpedo ship Giuseppe Dezza TA 35“ wreck (depth 30 - 35 m, length 35 m, boat trip 70 min)
The ship was a mine seeker during World War 1, and after it was rebuilt
into a torpedo bomber with the new name Giuseppe Dezza. The Germans
captured the ship after and renamed it TA 35. In 1945 the ship was torpedoed
and blown up into two parts, which lie today some 100 m away from each
other. Among divers this wreck has the popular name “The insidious”.
The dive itself normally happens at the stern. There you will find a
conserved anti aircraft gun, covered with sponges, moss and algea, but
still ominously pointing upwards. At this place you may often encounter
a john dory, lobster, scorpionfish or big school of damselfish.
Numidia wreck (depth 28 - 40 m, length 120 m, width 13 m, boat trip 90 min)
This big italian cargo ship transported probably concrete and wax.
It sunk in 1917. Marine life is all over the wreck, and a view of huge
mussels, conger eels or lobsters is not unlikely. Because of the wrecks
size and the sometimes limited visibility good underwater navigation
skills are necessary. Long forgotten fisherman nets are just one point
more to take care about.
Varese wreck (depth 32 – 41 m, length 65 m, boat trip 120 min)
The Varese was an italian cargo ship. It was built in 1870 as a double
mast steamer. It transported phosphorus materials on the route Venice
– Tunis. A strong Bora in January 1915 made the captain change
his plan and reach the port of Pula for safety. But the Varese entered
a mine field, lost the bow in a huge explosion and sunk quickly. Nowadays
the wreck lies in a maximum depth of 41 m, with a length of 65 m. It
is well conserved and offers plenty of penetration possibilities. You
may encounter big scorpionfish, eels and schools of different kind of
Maona wreck (depth 30 - 36 m, length 40 m, width 8 m, boat trip 60 min)
A tugboat from World War II still carrying a well conserved gun. Here you will often find cuttlefish, squids, huge schools of damselfish and a few lobsters.
Romania wreck (depth 30 - 40 m, length 65 m, width 8 m, boat trip 80 min)
A cargo ship, sunk 1910. Small marine life covers the wreck, conger
eels, lobsters and schools of damselfish are likely.