Le Donator wreck diving spot
Come discover a legendary wreck ship on the Var coast ! The Donator
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.
PricesFree of charge.
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