ROVINJ SUB - DIVING CENTER

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Baron Gautsch

  • Distance from the center: 9 NM
  • Length: 89 meters
  • Maximum depth: 39 meters
  • The minimum depth of 28 meters

 

 

 

 

The most beautiful wreck in the Adriatic, Austrian passenger ship, built in 1908, which sank in 1914 due to impact with a mine. Transporting members of the Austrian officers families on the route leading from Boka Kotor to Mali Losinj and to Trieste. Because of an error of course the ship had to cross the minefield at 9 nautical miles from Rovinj, that was made by the Austrian to defende the port of Pola. The ship hit a mine with the central part of his left side and sank in some minutes. In celebration of the anniversary of the sinking. On 13 August is organized a dive, and the laying of wreaths in honor of the victims of the biggest maritime tragedy of the First World War in the Adriatic. The wreck is under the protection of the Croatian Ministry of culture, so the diving is only possible via local divig centers that have permission from the Ministry of Culture. For security reasons, the entry in the ship is allowed only in the first two decks. The ship lies in sailing position, is in excellent condition and offers an unforgettable experience for every diver.

 

Giuseppe Dezza

  • Distance from the center: 8 NM
  • Length: 73 meters
  • Maximum depth: 37 meters
  • The minimum depth of 28 meters

 

 

 

 

 
Italian minesweepers that was built in September of 1913 and sunk on 17 August 1944. Until 1929, the ship was under the name "Pylades Bronzes", in 1929 the name changed to “Joseph Dezza”and finally in September 1943, when the ship was passed to the German Navy, it’s name was changed to "TA35". It was sunk by a British plane that was discovered during the routine reconnaissance flight. The torpedo destroyed the ship in two parts and consequently, the prow is 50 meters away from the stern. Divers mainly dive at the stern part, being the more interesting part. It lies in a right position and well noticeable stern gun and antiaircraft heavy machine-guns are main atraction for divers. The upper part is located 30mtrs deep with well preserved guns and covered with multi coloured seaweed and inhabited by various species of fish.
 
 

Hans Schmidt (Istria)

  • Distance from the center: 9 NM
  • Length: 99 meters
  • Maximum depth: 43 meters
  • The minimum depth of 35 meters

 

 

 

 

This wreck was long called "Istra" because the true name was unknown. It was built in 1920 in the Netherlands under the name the ALBIREO. After being sold to a new owner, Heinrich Schmidt, it was renamed and carries the name of its last owner in Germany. This cargo ship was ripped and sunk on 23 January 1943, the explosion caused by an underwater mine,while on his last journey it was transporting weapons and ammunition. The wreck lies in right position and it’s steel parts are almoust intact. The nets enmeshing the wreck may be hazardous to divers, so care should be taken and divers should not attempt to enter the ship. The prow, long about 10 meters is separated from the stern parts. It's evident that it was once a large boat - 60 m long and 11 m wide. The particular type of anchor, now out of production for over a century, is a real curiosity and gives historical significance to the wreck. The wreck is under the protection of the Croatian Ministry of culture, so the diving is only possible via local divig centers that have permission from the Ministry of Culture.
 
 

Coriolanus

  • Distance from the center: 17 NM
  • Length: 50 meters
  • Maximum depth: 30 meters
  • The minimum depth of 17 meters

 

 

 

 

 
It's a British espionage ship of the Second World War, Shakespeare class. Powered by steam engines, seaworthy, designed and equipped for navigation in bad weather conditions. The ship had a mass of more than 554 tons and was supplied with anti-aircraft guns and 30 anti-submarine torpedoes. Sunk in 1945 after hitting a mine near Novigrad. There are numerous nets on the wreck, that can be dangerous for divers. The wreck is under the protection of the Croatian Ministry of culture, so the diving is only possible via local divig centers that have permission from the Ministry of Culture.
 
 

Maona

  • Distance from the center: 17 NM
  • Length: 50 meters
  • Maximum depth: 30 meters
  • The minimum depth of 17 meters

 

 

 

 

 

Not far away from the lighthouse on St. John (Sveti Ivan), near the coast of Rovinj, at a depth of 30-35 metres lies Maona, a small freight ship with a length of 40 m that offers relatively easy dive, under conditions of good visibility. On the bottom where lies the stern of the ship, it is possible see many lobsters and rockfishes. Like all artificial walls, the ship attracts large numbers of small fish, and thanks to its proximity to the coast, is visited by numerous divers in the tourist season.

 

 

John Gilmore


  • Distance from the center: 18 NM
  • Length: 50 meters
  • The minimum depth of 35 meters
  • Maximum depth: 45 meters
This merchant steamship by the name unknown, is believed to be one of the first ship sunk in Istria at the beginning of the First World War. According to details, the ship was built in an English shipyard and equipped with J. Gilmore engines, from whom he received his name. We can access inside of well maintained boat. Today the wreck lies at a depth of 45 meters, with the upper deck at 35 meters. Ship is 50 meters long and 8 meters wide. It is proposed exclusively in double immersion because of the distance from the center.
 
 

Romagna

 

  • Distance from the center: 12 NM
  • Length: 60 meters
  • The minimum depth of 38 meters
  • Maximum depth: 40 meters

Bad weather conditions in November 1912 were the doom of the Romagna, a cargo ship sunk near Rovinj. That was the last time that it sailed, carrying wheat from Ravenna to Trieste. Today it lies at a depth of 40 m, while its length is 60 m, almost completely covered with the remains of fishing nets, that offers to divers one ghostly spectacle. It possible see it only if the visibility is excellent.