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Arroyo

Discover the breathtaking shipwreck that spans an impressive 55 meters in length. A convenient buoy marks the perfect spot for mooring your boat, granting easy access to the deck situated at a depth of 27 meters along the route. Adorned with picturesque gorgonian sea fans, the starboard side presents a mesmerizing sight, while the colossal propeller, as massive as or even larger than a diver, majestically rests in the sandy floor at a depth of 36 meters. On the port side, explore the captivating remnants of the wreckage.

Prepare to be enchanted by the vibrant underwater community that thrives within the shipwreck. A family of charismatic groupers, adorned gorgonians, elusive conger eels, and graceful moray eels can be found hiding in every small cavity on the deck and scattered debris on the ocean floor. Keep an eye out for the elegant capon and mostella, adding to the diversity of marine life.

Immerse yourself in the intriguing history of the Arroyo, originally built in 1921. This remarkable vessel was equipped with cisterns, fulfilling its mission of distributing drinking water to other boats and the esteemed French army troops. Boasting a length of 55 meters and weighing an impressive 682 tons, this marvel housed an 875 HP engine. Its service in Indochina continued until 1953 when it was repatriated to Toulon by the French Navy. However, during the planned sinking, a fortuitous turn of events occurred. Instead of obediently descending into the depths, a gentle current carried the ship away, resulting in a collision with the rocky reef of the two brothers, severely damaging the hull.

Prepare for your unforgettable dive at this historic location, conveniently located near Arroyo, Sentier, La Seyne-sur-Mer, Toulon, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Metropolitan France, 83500, France. Although visibility extends up to 19 meters and the maximum depth reaches 35 meters, it is recommended for advanced divers who possess the required expertise to fully explore and appreciate this remarkable underwater treasure.

Last updated: 8 mo. ago - Oct 3, 2023

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Overview of Arroyo

Depth:35m
Visibility: 0m - 19m
Experience level:
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