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L’Ampurdanes (Wreck)

Prepare to dive into the depths of the Nou Ampurdanés, a captivating wreck resting over 60 meters below the ocean's surface. Located far from the coastal shores, this technical dive demands exceptional navigational skills.

Explore the hidden treasures nestled amidst the crevices of the wreck, where you'll encounter fascinating marine life such as lobsters, nudibranchs, morays, conger eels, and lobsters once again.

The Nou Ampurdanés met its fate during the pre-dawn hours of March 11, 1918, when it was struck on its stern by the merchant ship "Mar Negro," just five miles away from the port of Mataró. Miraculously, no lives were lost in the sinking. The ship had been operating without lights to avoid detection by German submarines. Previously known as "Providenzia" and "Ville de Cannes," the "Nuevo Ampurdanés" voyaged along the Barcelona-Seta-Marseille route. This vessel measured 45.35 meters in length, with a beam of 7.50 meters and a prop measuring 4.20 meters. Resting on a sedimentary seabed at 69 meters, the wreck presents a mesmerizing sight.

Ready yourself for a memorable diving experience at this historic site in Spain. With visibility reaching up to 9 meters, the dive allows expert level divers to embrace the challenges of the maximum depth of 64 meters. Discover the allure of the Nou Ampurdanés wreck and witness the rich marine biodiversity it harbors.

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

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