Varese

Italian steam cargo ship west of Pula

Am Bojenseil, September 2005Wir hatten sehr sehr schlechte Sicht am Wrack, September 2005Überwucherter Träger, September 2005Knapp über dem Wrack ist schon fast nichts mehr von selbigem zu sehen, September 2005Schemenhaft ist das Wrack zu erkennen, September 2005Auf dem Weg nach oben, September 2005
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Data & Description

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Rating¹:
better

Difficulty²:
experienced diver

Type of vessel:
Steam cargo ship

Port of registry:
Italy

Last cargo:
Phosphate

Length:
~65 meters

Beam:
9 meters

Launched:
1870

Sunk:
Januar 18th 1915

Reason sunk:
ran into a sea mine

Position:
west of Pula

Boat trip:
~45 minutes from Rovinj

Minimum depth:
32 meters

Maximum depth:
41 meters

Local dive center:
Scuba Rovinj

Description local dive center:
Scuba Rovinj is located a few kilometers southeast of Rovinj at Camping Veštar.
The Diving Center Petra, where we went diving in the 2000s, no longer exists, but the great diving boat continues going out to the dive spots with Scuba Rovinj.

Weather:

WetterOnline
Das Wetter für
Pula

 

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Description dive spot:
On her last trip, the Varese was on its way from Venice to Tunis.
When trying to get into Pula due to a heavy storm, the ship got into a minefield and ran on a sea mine. The Varese quickly sank to the muddy bottom of the sea at a depth of about 41 meters. The bow is broken off and is near the main part.
Well preserved is the iron hull, which shelters numerous fish. From the outside, the hull is overgrown with numerous moss animals, sponges and cave animals. The Varese has become a real reef. Often you also can meet congers and big scorpionfish, also lobster should be here.
The visibility on the wreck is often bad, also due to the often encountered strong current, you only see a few meters.

Contributed by:
Martin Sebald

Last content update:
2021/09/15

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