Le Rubis

Saphir-class minelaying submarine near Saint-Tropez

Die Deckaufbauten, August 2004Aufbauten, August 2004Brücke,  August 2004Befestigung der Leine in den Aufbauten (© Axel Gutzmer), August 2004An der Rubis (© Axel Gutzmer), August 2004Blick vom Bug Richtung Aufbauten, August 2004
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43° 11' 37.0" N, 6° 42' 10.0" E
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Data & Description


advanced diver

Type of vessel:
minelaying submarine

Port of registry:

~70 meters

762 tons



Reason sunk:
Sinking as honor monument

in front of Cap Camarat

Minimum depth:
34 meters

Maximum depth:
41 meters

Local dive center:
European Diving School

Route planner:
Google Maps


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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.

Contributed by:
Martin Sebald, Alexander Schönleber, Martin Hess

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