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Latitude: 46° 5.583' N
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The Sauerland is a very well known wreck of local divers. It is located 23nm from La Rochelle harbour, near a danger buoy named Sauerland ! It takes between 1 to 3 hours to reach the area.
How? By boat
Distance Long boat time (> 30min)
Easy to find? Easy to find
Average depth 25.0 m / 82 ft
Max depth 35.0 m / 114.8 ft
Current Medium ( 1-2 knots)
Visibility Medium ( 5 - 10 m)
Dive site quality Good
Experience CMAS ** / AOW
Bio interest Poor
The Sauerland wreck is a classic dive of the area. For those who knows what this means, the Sauerland is a German sperrbrecher boat of 7085 Tons and 180m long.
Finish as degausser and was sunk on 12.08.1944 by a torpedo across the destroyeur ORP Djorum along the destroyeurs Diadem and Onslow, he was immobilized by an air attack by the Coastal Command.
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