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Latitude: 41° 12.13' N
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1.8 n. miles N from Porto de Leixoes (near the radio landmark).
How? By boat & from shore
Distance Short boat time (< 10min)
Easy to find? Easy to find
Average depth 10.0 m / 32.8 ft
Max depth 10.0 m / 32.8 ft
Current Low ( < 1 knot)
Visibility Medium ( 5 - 10 m)
Dive site quality Standard
Experience CMAS * / OW
Bio interest Interesting
- Marine biology
- Children dive
- First dive
- Dive training
- Snorkeling / Free diving
British packet-boat, built in 1906, displacing 7.063 tons and owned by the Lamport & Holt Line.
She sailed from Liverpool, stopped in Vigo (Spain) and sank near Boa Nova beach, at 5am on the 16th January 1913, due to a strong storm. 232 persons were onboard, Captained by Charles Turner.
Several lifeguards rescue boats and tugs helped the rescue and managed to save 103 lives.
Fire fighters from Matosinhos Leça Corporation joined the rescue, which lasted for 3 days and 2 nights. 89 passengers and crew were saved through a cable line. Among them was the ship's captain.
40 people lost their lives in this tragedy.
The sea claimed the ship, broke her apart and nowadays divers can find her on the sea floor with some metal debris at a maximum depth of 10m.
Marine life is quite good and it's a good dive for beginners.
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