Baron Gautsch

Information:

port, place of departure:                              Poreč, Rovinj, Pula, Vrsar,

depth above the wreck:                               28 m,

depth at the bottom:                                   40 m ,

level of diver training:                                  advanced,

diving type:                                                wreck,

diving period:                                             whole year. Season june-september,

visibility max:                                            10 m,

water temperature:                                    11-24 °C,

available from:                                           boat,

currents:                                                   occurs,

warnings:                                                  Be careful not to stir up the silty bottom.

Wreck description:

Baron Gautsch is an Austro-Hungarian steam passenger ship built in 1908. It could carry 300 passengers. Sank near Rovinj during the World War I, on August 13, 1914, when as a result of incorrect navigation hit minefield. What’s interesting, this field was crammed by friendly units. Sinking took most of persons on the board. This ship is regarded as one of the most beautiful wrecks – it is listed among 50 diving attractive sites in the world. Despite the passage of years is quite well preserved, except chimneys broken up and masts. Its great sizes (85 m of length and 12 m of width) cause that it is often called Titanic of the Adriatic. It is located on the sandy bottom, covered by sea deposit and sponges. Around the shipwreck you can find schools of mackerel and eels. Its exploring is available for advanced divers, because the upper deck is at a depth of 28 meters, and bottom – 36 meters. Undoubted attraction is possibility to swim into two upper decks and to see preserved steel structure. Diving inside the wreck it is necessary to be careful, because it is easy to stir up silt, which can adversely affect (already small) visibility. As the wreck is under protection, its exploring is possible only via authorized diving centers.

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