Giuseppe Dezza 1-TA-35


port, place of departure:                              Rovinj, Vrsar,

depth above the wreck:                               30 m,

depth at the bottom:                                   35 m,

level of diver training:                                  advanced,

diving type:                                                wreck,

diving period:                                             whole year. Season june-september,

visibility max:                                            30 m,

water temperature:                                    11-24 °C,

available from:                                           boat,

currents:                                                   occurs,

warnings:                                                  Watch out for currents that can cause a drop in visibility..

Wreck description:

Giuseppe Dezza is a wreck of the Italian ship built in 1913, with a primal name “Pilade Bronze”. During the World War I, it was used as the minesweeper, next was rebuilt and during another war was used as the destroyer. In 1943, German Kriegsmarine seized the ship. On August 17, 1944 it sank taking 71 German soldiers to the bottom; however the cause of this incident is not explicitly described. Official sources state that it happened as a result of hitting a mine, other that the air forces of allies torpedoed the ship. After explosion the destroyer broke down into two parts, which grounded at the bottom of several dozen meters from each other. The highest parts of this wreck are already at 30 meters, and the maximum depth is 35 meters. The most interesting part for divers is aft, where it is possible to find among others very well preserved anti-aircraft and machine guns. The wreck is covered by colorful sponges, moss and algae. There are lobsters, scorpion fishes, Peter’s Fish and blue chromis. Giuseppe Dezza is best to explore in a period between May and September, when the water temperature fluctuates between 18 and 25°C. It is necessary also to pay attention to sea currents, which can cause a significant decrease in visibility.

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