Wrecks in Croatia, part two: after Baron Gautsch and Giuseppe Dezza it’s time for Hans Schmidt.
The KT is here, in Sestri Levante, in the Gulf of Tigullio. Punta Manara and, above all, the wonderful Bay of Silence give a special charm to this place. Almost like a fairytale. Today, the sea is crossed by small and large yachts. At one time, during the Second World War, it was the scene of bloody battles. The memory of these tragedies is preserved in its depths. Many wrecks of military ships lie below. Anemones, sponges and other encrusting organisms have covered them, giving them a new life.
Diving on the Haven is always a unique emotion. Her majesty begins to appear very soon with an impressive overview. Bridges, stairs, railings and large bollards. The covered bridge immersed in the anthias and the castle which appears as a huge wall of a palace.
The memory of a dive on the Haven on the day of the thirtieth anniversary of her sinking.
A dive in Santo Stefano al Mare. Here, if you are an underwater photographer, an underwater video operator or if you like gorgonians and coral, you are in the right place. And, if you love marine biology but above all if you have a technical certificate then this dive will also be unforgettable for you. It is the Giardinetto.
It is the last stop on the 2018 XR Wreck Tour which brings together a team of SSI Extended Range divers to promote and consolidate the XR Mares movement within the diving community. It starts from Santa Caterina, on the Ionian side of Salento, with destination Marina di Gioiosa Ionica, in Calabria.