Scuba diving in MV Seattle

From Boat
Diver level
Average: 25 m
Maximum: 70 m
Average: 10 m
Maximum: 30 m

MV Seattle is one of the most popular wreck dive sites in Norway. Divers can explore the remains of a magnificent German cargo vessel sunk in 1945. The freighter sunk in cross-fire between the Kristiansand Fort and now creates great conditions for divers from across the globe. Diving in MV Seattle is very interesting as the wreck still remains well-preserved. It lies on the bottom and is accessible from between 25-70m. the shallower stern is fairly easy, but much of the wreck is too deep for basic divers.​

When to go

Diving in MV Seattle is advisable during summer months with air and water temperatures of 18-22C/64-71F. The period from December to February is characterized by air temperatures of -5-4C/23-39F and water averages of 1-3C/33-37F. 

What to see

Explorers may encounter pipefish, angelfish, nudibranchs, starfish, wrasses and groupers. Nowadays it is also covered with a layer of corals and sea anemones and attracts lots of marine creatures. 

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