Scuba diving in The Salvatierra

Access
From Boat
Diver level
Novice
Depth
Average: 49.2 ft
Maximum: 59.04 ft
Current
None
Visibility
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 98.4 ft
This cargo ferry (La Salvatierra) sank in 1976 right after striking Swanee Rock (fitted with a warning light) no one died among hundreds of passengers on board. The wreck is laying on a sandy bottom in 18m/60ft of depth, and is approximately 70% intact with both propellers exposed. The wreck has formed an artificial reef attracting a wide range of sea life. Many of the trucks which were onboard as a cargo are still visible and their tires remain pumped in to this day. This is an exciting and enjoyable wreck dive with no penetration.

When to go

Diving is available year-round with average water temperature staying between 21C/70F and 26C/79F. Water visibility remains around 10-30m/32-98ft. The depth of the site is 20m/65ft.

Reachable from

La Paz

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