Saphir-class minelaying submarine near Saint-Tropez
Data & Description
Type of vessel:
Port of registry:
Sinking as honor monument
in front of Cap Camarat
Local dive center:
European Diving School
Description dive spot:
The Rubis is a French submarine that operated successfully against the Germans during World War II. After the war, the submarine was submerged honorably and served for some time as an exercise target for French naval divers and sonar maneuvers.
The wreck is almost completely preserved and is in the current, as if it were lurking on an invisible enemy. The Rubis is certainly one of the highlights on the Côte d'Azur. Due to the depth, it is advisable to dive mainly over the upper deck. The upper deck and the tower are more interesting anyway. The boat is submersible lengthwise, from the stern to the net cutter. There are many things to discover in the numerous niches. Around the Rubis you can observe large amounts of schools of fish. Sometimes there are strong currents.
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