Wreck Diving Sites in Venice – Dive now the History with Venice Dive Center in Italy
Wreck Diving around Venice, Italy, with us! Diving the “Tegnue” sites or going for a Wreck dive, you always get a lot of fun with us! Feel free to contact us now!
SS VILA sank after collision with SS Rodi off mouth of the old Piave river with a cargo of phosphates & wheat on the 20th February 1935. This ship was an Italian transport ship of 3,365 tons. Unfortunately, after seventy years on the seabed, the wreck’s structures have deteriorated. Now, it serves as a shelters to the countless species of fish that inhabit the wreck (conger eels, lobsters, drums, cod and damselfish).
Often, due to the proximity to the mouth of the Sile river, the visibility is not the best, but for this reason diving in certain conditions can represent an interesting test for more experienced divers who want to hone their skills of underwater navigation. Among the attractions of this wreck is the Conger Eel (Conger conger) that welcomes divers on their arrival by protruding their heads from its den and the Lobsters (Homarus gammarus) that are well hidden among the structures of the wreck.
This is definitely “our” wreck diving site in Venice.
Here you can enjoy if you are open water diver, is perfect to do your wreck adventure for your PADI Advanced Open water Course or your PADI Specialty Wreck Diver.
It also the place where we will go to teach you your wreck Specialty Instructor after your PADI IDC IE.
Vrmac was a Yugoslavian motorship that had 11 owners. On a voyage from Bakar to Porto Marghera, the cargo of pyrites shifted and sank about 3 miles off Porto di Lido.
It sank on January 26, 1961 due to the displacement of the cargo (consisting of over 1300 tons of pyrite) caused by the rough sea. It had a crew of 22 men, 2 sailors were reported missing. It lies on a depth of 16 meters. The superstructures rise up to -9mt. The proximity from the Venice coast and the shallow depth have made it a destination for all levels of divers.
This Wreck Diving Site near to Venice is also called
As you can see from the pictures below there’s a plenty variety of these little friend of us, making the place a dream for macro photographer. But, the wreck itself shows terrific wide angle composition: be ready for both!
Tragic protagonist of recent history, the EVDOKIA II vessel sank off the coast of Chioggia on 7 March 1991. The ship was 100 meters long and weighted 1.437 tons. It was sailing in the fog and rammed on the left side by the cargo Onduregno PHILIPPOS before it sunk. The hit caused the sinking of the ship; however, the crew had time to save themselves.
Located about seven nautical miles from the coast, the wreck lies in navigation position on a depth of about 30 meters in waters that are not always clear.
The wreck diving site is completely covered by marine concretions.
The dive is suitable for two levels of difficulty: easy and challenging. The challenging dive is for experienced divers only with a visit to the propeller, to the crack of the hold and perhaps for a short dive to the internal rooms.
This wreck diving site is very far from our base, thus it’s required a full boat group (8-9 people) to organize such a Daily Trip.
Only for Advanced Divers. Contact us.
Built by the Ansaldo shipyard in Genoa and launched in 1888, it was assigned to Venice. Sunk, due to a collision against a pontoon boat that was attempting to lift an Austro-Hungarian submarine. The wreck lies at a depth of 20 meters at 6 miles from Venice.
The discovery of this wreck happened by an accident, while some transfers were in progress after the filming of the “Linea Blu”. The sophisticated on-board instrumentation has signaled the presence of a wreck. More precise checks then made it possible to ascertain that it was an Italian torpedo boat. No one, however, until recently knew that such a boat, with a length of even 40 meters, was sunk in Lido.
Another small wreck diving site, that we reach if small and avanced group on board or doing the amazing PADI Wreck Specialty Diver Course.
Torpediniera 5 PN, built by Pattison, Naples in 1911 and owned at the time of her loss by Royal Italian Navy, was an Italian torpedo boat of 120 tons. On June 26th, 1915, Torpediniera 5 PN was sunk by the German submarine UB-1 (Franz Wäger), in the Gulf of Venice. 2 crew were killed in the torpedo explosion and the others were rescued by Torpediniera PE 70. Note: PN in the name stands for Pattison Napoli.
The ship was built in 1911 by the Pattison shipyard in Naples, hence the initials 5PN; it was armed with 2 torpedo tubes, one in the bow and one in the stern, and a 57 mm cannon.
The ship was 42 and a half meters long, 4 meters wide and weighed 140 tons. When Italy had entered the war, the 5PN was patrolling the stretch of sea off the coast of Venice. Suddenly, Commander Spano spotted the wake of a torpedo heading towards his ship. The impact raised a column of water and oil 30 meters high hitting inexorably the torpedo boat in the bow. Given the elapsed time, very little remains of the ship. Knocked down, the cannon lies on its side. The two Thornjcroft boilers with a power of 3200 horsepower capable of giving the torpedo boat a speed of 27 knots, rise from the seabed. The propeller is hidden in the mud. The captain’s quick reflexes allowed almost the entire crew to escape. During the sinking, Commander Spano ordered some cannon shots to be fired in the presumed direction of the submarine in order to avert the danger of launching a second torpedo and with the intent to draw the attention of other ships that could possibly be in Zone. He then ordered the crew to get ready to face any surface attack from the submarine, but there was no need.
The ship with a large leak in the bow was now sinking. At 11:20 am, 40 minutes after the impact with the torpedo, Commander Spano gave the order to abandon ship. The torpedo boat sank vertically.
The wreck diving area of this vessel is so very small and we plan a trip here only when small group or experienced diver, due also to the bottom depth of about 22 m.