Kaiser Franz Joseph


port, place of departure:                              Dubrovnik,

depth above the wreck:                               28 m,

depth at the bottom:                                   45 m,

level of diver training:                                  technical,

diving type:                                                wreck,

diving period:                                             whole year. Season june-september,

visibility max:                                            25 m,

water temperature:                                    11-24 °C,

available from:                                           boat,

currents:                                                   occurs,

warnings:                                                  none.

Wreck description:

Kaiser Franz Joseph is an Austro-Hungarian cruiser built in 1890. It served among others during the World War I. After Austro-Hungarian capitulation, it was handed over to the French in the war reparations and anchored in Zanijsa Bay. It sank in 1919 during the storm, loaded with explosive charges, which until today it is possible to notice around the shipwreck. It is possible to get there by boat – it is marked with buoy. Remains of the cruiser grounded at the bottom at a depth of 45 meters, tilting slightly to the side. They are covered by various sponges and algae, which are a settlement for many sea creatures, such as scorpion fishes and cardinal. As the wreck is very well preserved, exploring of its inside is permitted.

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