Italian steam cargo ship west of Pula
Data & Description
Type of vessel:
Steam cargo ship
Port of registry:
Januar 18th 1915
ran into a sea mine
west of Pula
~45 minutes from Rovinj
Local dive center:
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.
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.
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