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Francesca di Rimini (Wreck)

Francesca di Rimini is a captivating dive site located in the Adriatic Sea, off the coast of Šibenik-Knin County, Croatia. This remarkable dive spot is home to the wreckage of an ammunition/cargo ship that was tragically sunk during the Second World War. The ship, which remains under protection, is an enchanting sight to behold as it has become adorned with vibrant sponges and delicate soft corals over the years.

Considered as one of the most gorgeous wrecks in the region, Francesca di Rimini offers a truly immersive experience for advanced and expert divers. As you explore the depths, you will find yourself surrounded by magnificent schools of fish, further enhancing the allure of this underwater sanctuary.

The history of Francesca di Rimini adds an intriguing layer to its already captivating appeal. It was a cargo ship that was built in 1942, with a tonnage of 281BRT. Originally owned by R. Gattoni from Fiume, it fell into the hands of the navy and met its untimely demise on January 24, 1944. While there are different accounts regarding the exact location of the wreck, it was first spotted near Kaprije Island with a broken engine and was carrying a significant load of ammunition destined for troops in Africa. Unfortunately, it was subjected to a fierce attack which resulted in the explosion of some of its cargo, ultimately leading to its sinking.

Diving at Francesca di Rimini offers a unique opportunity to witness history while being surrounded by the serene beauty of the underwater world. With a maximum depth of 38m and visibility reaching up to 13m, this dive promises an awe-inspiring experience for those who are brave enough to explore its depths.

Najada diving is proud to hold the license for diving at this extraordinary wreck. Located near the charming town of Murter, Croatia, this dive site is easily accessible and eagerly awaits the arrival of experienced divers. So come and embark on a memorable underwater adventure at Francesca di Rimini, where history, natural beauty, and the mesmerizing world of diving converge.

Last updated: 9 mo. ago - Oct 3, 2023

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Overview of Francesca di Rimini (Wreck)

Depth:38m
Visibility: 0m - 13m
Experience level:
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expert

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