Wreck Baron Gautsch

Wreck Baron Gautsch

Distance from the center: 9 NM

Length: 89 meters

Maximum depth: 39 meters

The minimum depth of 28 meters

The most beautiful wreck in the Adriatic, Austrian passenger ship, built in 1908, which sank in 1914 due to impact with a mine. Transporting members of the Austrian officers families on the route leading from Boka Kotor to Mali Losinj and to Trieste.

Because of an error of course the ship had to cross the minefield at 9 nautical miles from Rovinj, that was made by the Austrian to defende the port of Pola. The ship hit a mine with the central part of his left side and sank in some minutes. In celebration of the anniversary of the sinking. On 13 August is organized a dive, and the laying of wreaths in honor of the victims of the biggest maritime tragedy of the First World War in the Adriatic.

The wreck is under the protection of the Croatian Ministry of culture, so the diving is only possible via local divig centers that have permission from the Ministry of Culture.

For security reasons, the entry in the ship is allowed only in the first two decks. The ship lies in sailing position, is in excellent condition and offers an unforgettable experience for every diver.