Scuba diving in Baron Gautsch

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From Boat
Diver level
Average: 28 m
Maximum: 40 m
1-2 knots
Average: 5 m
Maximum: 10 m
The Baron Gautsch was a famous steamship built in 1908. It was 84m/275ft long, with a beam of 11m/38ft. In 1914, the ship hit a mine on the open sea near Rovinj and sank within minutes, taking passengers with it. The ship lies vertically at 40m/131ft. A viewing of the ship starts from the stern and up to the bow and into the wreck through the top deck, where the steel construction is still clearly visible. The ship is now an artificial reef and home for numerous species of flora and fauna. It is a protected national cultural heritage site and diving is only possible through authorized dive centers.

When to go

The best time to dive at Baron Gautsch is from May to September, water temperature averaging 18-25C/65-77F.

Reachable from

Poreč, Rovinj, Pula, Vrsar

Liveaboards with trips to Baron Gautsch

Dive center`s Special Offers

  • Rovinj DC Puffer

    Wreck Dive on Baron Gautch

    Wreck dives on Baron Gautsch and Istra Wrecks. Dive centers works from 10:00 am - 19:00 pm. You must be at the diving center at least half an hour before diving. This product only for certified divers. Today is considered one of the most popular diving destinations for wreck diving in the Northern Adriatic. Depth - 40 m Description - wreck diving from the boat Categories - AOWD and more Distance - 7 Nm
  • Vrsar Fran's Reef Adriatic Master Diver Center

    Boat Excursion with 2 Dives on 2 Wrecks

    Diving center organizing three times a week a complete day excursions on our diving boat. In the package are included, small breakfast, lunch, two dives, swimms, or snorkeling, free coffee, wine, water and tea. So bring your family members or friends along, even if they donʼt dive. They can swim or snorkel while youʼre under water and weʼre preparing delicious lunch. When you dive out, good music, company and food waits for you. Weʼll linger in the beautiful scenery of Lim fjord, swim and have fun. Then weʼre moving to another location. At 4 pm weʼll be back from the excursion. This product is for certified divers only
  • Rovinj Rovinj Sub

    Diving on Protected Wrecks (incl. Nitrox)

    Protected wrecks: Baron Gautsch, Hans Schmidt (Istria). Start at 10:00 morning half day trip and full day trip, at 15:00 afternoon half day dive trip. Usually 6-8 divers on board for one dive trip. Max on board is 12 divers. This product is only for certified divers. You must show log book with more then 40 dives including at least 20 deep dives (to present some deep diving experience)
  • Pula Orca Diving

    Dive Day at Baron Gautsch Wreck

    Day of diving at famous Baron Gautsch Wreck. This trip is available every day, check in time - 09:30 am at the dive center. You must have an Advanced Open Water certification

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