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Le Donator wreck diving spot

Diving site, Wreck in Hyères

  • Come discover a legendary wreck ship on the Var coast ! The Donator

  • WRECK HISTORY…
    Built in Norway in 1931, this cargo ship named the “Donator”. Sold in 1933, and then bought by the Schiaffino Company who transform it into a wine tanker and rename “Prosper Schiaffino”. In October 1945, during a storm, it stepped on a sea mine between Porquerolles and Port-Cros and sink quickly.
    A single dive will not be enough to discover entirely ! The wreck lies upright on a sandy bottom. The propeller is gigantic, the spare one behind the conning tower also. The superb...
    WRECK HISTORY…
    Built in Norway in 1931, this cargo ship named the “Donator”. Sold in 1933, and then bought by the Schiaffino Company who transform it into a wine tanker and rename “Prosper Schiaffino”. In October 1945, during a storm, it stepped on a sea mine between Porquerolles and Port-Cros and sink quickly.
    A single dive will not be enough to discover entirely ! The wreck lies upright on a sandy bottom. The propeller is gigantic, the spare one behind the conning tower also. The superb ship wheel will leave you mute ! You can enter the passageways, looking for the kitchen, the crew quarters where sit a bathtub, wine cellars or engines.

    THE FLORA AND FAUNA…
    The flora and fauna will be there also ! You will meet moray eel, grouper, sea bream, damselfishes, red mullet, conger, swallowtail sea-perch, Scorpion fish, fork-beard… And also enormous soft coral and sea sponge who has colonised the superstructure.

    WE LOVE :
    - The wreck
    - The grouper, the damselfish, the bream, the soft coral…

    TECHNICAL DETAILS :
    - Dive Type : ship wreck
    - Location : between Porquerolles and Port-Cros
    - Depth : From 35m on the deck to 52m at the propeller.
    - Size : 78 meters long, 12 meters large.
    - Dive : Advance minimum.
    - Remarks : strong current.
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