John Gilmore


port, place of departure:                              Pula,

depth above the wreck:                               35 m,

depth at the bottom:                                   44 m,

level of diver training:                                  technical,

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:                                                  none.

Wreck description:

John Gilmore is one of the most popular wrecks in the Adriatic, but circumstances of its sinking aren’t exactly known. It is said that this merchant ship repeatedly changed owners. So far failed to determine how it was called really and when went down – some sources mention that it was in the second-half of the 19th century, other at the beginning of the World War I. Most probably, it happened as a result of mine explosion. The ship owes its colloquial name to the plate found in the vicinity with inscription “John Gilmore” – an English producer of engines. While dive it is possible to explore also inside of this great preserved shipwreck, which lies at a depth of 35-44 meters. The place is also highly valued due to very good visibility and lack of strong currents. Best to go there between May and September, when the water temperature is fluctuating between 15 and 25°C.

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