Scuba diving in Pasubio

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Access
From Boat
Diver level
Advanced
Depth
Average: 111.52 ft
Maximum: 144.32 ft
Visibility
Average: not available
Maximum: not available
 The Pasubio wreck is one of the most fascinating shipwreck of the southern Ionian coast of Calabria. It was a steamer 90 m long, torpedoed by a British submarine and sunk in 1943 off the coast of Roccella Jonica. The wreck lies on the sandy bottom, 44 m deep, slightly skidded on the left flank; the ship’s superstructures begin at the depth of 34 m, while the big propeller is 42/44 m deep. One dive is not enough to explore the entire wreck and usually you need two distinct dives: one from amidships to the bow and another from mid-ship to the stern.
 The shipwreck is intact and well preserved. The transom is particularly striking, where there’s, in good conditions, the large steering wheel, at the base of which you can admire an admiralty type anchor. Under the stern, characterized by an imposing tonnage, they are the rudder blade and three-blade propeller, partially driven into the sandy bottom, where often big groupers find their shelter.
 The bow is very impressive too, entirely intact, with the two big anchors embedded in the hawse eyes. Anchor chains, well preserved, come still intact until the winch windlass.
 This is a very impressive dive, rich in details, during which you can also visit the large holds, that still retain intact their cargo of coal, slightly covered with a thin layer of silt. Only the two big bow’s and stern’s trees are not preserved in elevation: the first one lies collapsed on the holds, the second one sideways between the left flank and the bottom, helping to create shelters and hiding places for many marine species, who have elected this wreck, hidden in the blue of the Ionian Sea, as their headquarter and lair (the content is provided by Megale Hellas Diving Center)

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 The presence of fish is indeed remarkable, especially of large groupers, which have made their lair in the wreck, as well as many shoals of amberjacks, sea breams and salema porgy. The wreck structures, as well as being surrounded by thick clouds of anthias, are totally covered with benthic organisms and sessile sponges, tunicates, algae, including hovering nudibranchs, crustaceans and echinoderms


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    Wrecks Tour in Calabria (DBL)

    Calabria is strategically located in the center of the Mediterranean sea and is characterized by the presence of two seas, Ionian and Tyrrhenian, that meet themselves in the amazing scenery of the Strait of Messina. Calabria may be the reign for the most demanding scuba divers, thanks to the variety and the beauty of its depths and even for the unrivalled quality of sea and weather conditions. Along the Route of the Convoys of the second world war, the sea beds of the province of Reggio Calabria house more than 20 historical wrecks, and more others that are still waiting to be explored! These wrecks, often well preserved, represent an important historical and naturalistic heritage, as well as a tourist attraction. All these wrecks, belonging or not to the Navies engaged in the conflict, are patrol boats, freighters, submarines, ferryboats, tankers, each with its own story. Nowadays all these wrecks, 70 years after their sinking, have turned into biodiversity’s oasis: sponges, various species of corals, fishes that find a chance for a well protected hiding place. Even underwater, Calabria represents the perfect integration between archaeological treasures, art and nature, ready to be admired by anyone wishing to explore the beauty of its sea floors. Price is per two persons for double/twin accommodations. You can't book a single entry of this product. If you travel alone or with non-diver, for more information please contact us via "Live Chat" or drop us a line

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