Le Grec

Small freighter near Giens, also known as "Le Sagona"

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Bug: 42° 59' 37.0" N, 6° 16' 42.0" E
Heck: 42° 59' 37.0" N, 6° 16' 43.0" E
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Data & Description

Rating¹:
outstanding

Difficulty²:
experienced diver

Former names:
Le Sagona

Type of vessel:
Freighter

Port of registry:
Greece

Last cargo:
Wine, coals, cereals

Length:
53.30 meters

Beam:
8.60 meters

Tonnage:
808 GRT

Launched:
1912

Construction site:
England

Sunk:
December 3rd 1945

Reason sunk:
Sea mine from World War II

Position:
at Giens, between Île de Porquerolles and Île de Port-Cros

Minimum depth:
36 meters

Maximum depth:
48 meters

Current:
usually strong

Local dive center:
European Diving School

Weather:

WetterOnline
Das Wetter für
Hyeres

 

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Description dive spot:
The Grec was blown up in two pieces by the explosion of an underwater mine. The larger part, consisting of the middle and the stern of the ship, is in very good condition. The bow is located about 60 meters north-northeast of the main part. At the stern you should not miss the propeller. Often you can also watch groupers here. The superstructures are located at about 40 meters depth. The propeller is about 50 meters. The wreck is wonderfully overgrown with gorgonians and huge shoals of fish seek shelter in its vicinity.

Contributed by:
Martin Sebald, Alexander Schönleber

Last content update:
2007/02/20

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¹ Dive site rating: The rating is a five star rating ("poor" to "outstanding") and based on the dive site itself and on the comparison of all dive sites in the area. It also reflects the personal opinion and preference of the contributor.
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