Scuba diving in Taranto Wreck

Access
From Boat
Diver level
Advanced
Depth
Average: 75.44 ft
Maximum: 173.84 ft
Current
None
Visibility
Average: 16.4 ft
Maximum: 49.2 ft

Located not far from Dubrovnik, the Taranto Wreck is suitable for advanced divers. Extremely attractive and well preserved 62 meters long wreck of the steamboat Taranto built in 1899 in Rotterdam and used as Italian navy transport ship during World War II. On February 15th 1943, while carrying flour and tractors, Taranto stack an underwater mine and sank near small island Grebeni. Two tractors, an excellent example of agricultural machinery of its time, stand next to the wreck on the sandy seabed. Wreck Taranto is home of very rich sea flora and fauna: sponges, mullets, cardinalfish, scorpionfish, lobsters etc. Divers are descending along the anchoring line and ship`s bow appears on 10 m depth. The ship’s steam engine lies at approx. 45 m, its 10-metre chimney rising upwards. The stern lies at 50 m

When to go

Taranto is good for diving from April to November when the air temperature is about 27C/80F and the water temperature averages 22-25C/71-77F

What to see

Well preserved monumental wreck of a steamboat Taranto, a ship`s cargo - 2 tractors Taranto was carrying from Italy lie on sandy seabed 20 m from the sunken ship


Reachable from

Dubrovnik

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