Baron Gautsch

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.