Scuba diving in Rabat Wreck

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From Boat
Diver level
Average: 18 m
Maximum: 42 m
Average: 20 m
Maximum: 40 m
The Rabat was a fishing boat that sank about 20years ago after it struck the reef near the Harbor of Arrecife. The wreck sits in the upright position with its bow at 18m/59ft, and the port side is on the sea bottom at a depth of 42m/138ft. With excellent visibility that is often at this site, divers start to see the wreck almost immediately after they begin their dive. The wreck is massive, about 30m/98ft long, and it is almost intact, but has lots of rusty metal. Penetration is possible, but only for properly qualified divers.

When to go

Diving at this site is possible all year round. However, the warmest water temperature of 24C/75F is during the summer. In winter the average water temperature is around 19C/66F.

What to see

The hull of the 30m/98ft-long wreck is covered in anemones and sea urchins. Large schools of barracudas and damselfish are frequently seen around the wreck. Also, divers need to watch for the occasional moray eels, scorpionfish, and amber jacks.

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