Scuba diving in Boreas Wreck

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Access
From Boat
Diver level
Advanced
Depth
Average: 82 ft
Maximum: 114.8 ft
Current
none
Visibility
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 98.4 ft
The Boreas, also known by its original name as Pellworm, was a high sea tugboat that served for the German Navy during the WWII. It was deliberately sunk in 1989 for the purpose of creating an artificial reef and scuba diving attraction. The wreck lies on the sandy sea bed at a depth of around 32m/105ft, but the upper part of the wreck stands at only 18m/59ft deep. Divers can easily penetrate inside the wreck, as all hazardous items were removed before the Boreas was scuttled. Divers can visit some confined rooms and go further to explore the engine room, the kitchen, the bridge, and even the captain’s cabin.

When to go

Diving at this dive site is possible all year round. However, the most comfortable diving conditions are during the summer, when the water temperature rises to 25-26C/77-79F. In winter the water temperature can drop down to as low as 13-14C/55-57F.

What to see

While exploring a 40m/131ft-long wreck, divers can encounter many interesting marine species, including Mediterranean sponges and blue gorgonians, scorpionfish, sea urchins, starfish, goatfish, mullets, bream, lobsters, groupers, and barracudas.

Reachable from

Tossa de Mar, Palamos

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