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Espingole, wreck

Located in the picturesque bay of Cavalaire, off the coast of France, lies the sunken remains of a 56m*6m torpedo boat. Resting gracefully on a sandy bottom at a depth of 39m, this historic wreck offers a thrilling diving experience for advanced and expert divers.

The torpedo boat met its fate on 4th February 1903, during an ill-fated attempt to tow it to the port of Cavalaire after running aground on the dry land of Taillat. Now, it serves as a fascinating underwater sanctuary, providing a shelter to an array of marine life.

Divers exploring the central part of the wreck, known as "Espingole," will encounter a variety of captivating sea creatures. The refuge of Congers adds an air of mystery to the dive, while crustaceans such as lobsters, spiny lobsters, and galatas showcase the vibrant biodiversity of the area.

With a visibility of 19m, divers can fully immerse themselves in the beautiful surroundings, marveling at the remnants of this historic vessel. The maximum depth of 38m ensures a rewarding challenge for those seeking an exhilarating underwater adventure.

For divers seeking an unforgettable experience in the waters of France, this torpedo boat wreck in Cavalaire is a must-visit. Its rich history, diverse marine life, and optimal diving conditions make it a top choice for advanced and expert divers looking to explore the depths of the ocean. Discover the beauty and allure of this hidden gem located near Pointe du Brouis, Metropolitan France, 83420, France.

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

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Overview of Espingole, wreck

Depth:38m
Visibility: 0m - 19m
Experience level:
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