CALIFORNIA WRECK

Aruba

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California Wreck lies no deeper than 14 meters but is nevertheless only suitable for experienced wreck divers. The wreck is located on the northeast coast of Aruba where there are often strong currents. California Wreck is an almost one hundred year old, unidentified shipwreck, surrounded by large coral formations and an abundance of coral fish. California Wreck is often confused with the Californian, the ship that picked up distress signals from the Titanic but ignored them.

Particulars

California Wreck can be reached by boat. Descend to discover this extraordinary wreck. Life on the wreck is interesting, as it's teeming with marine life and if you swim along the wreck to deeper water, chances are you will see bull or hammerhead sharks.

Warnings

California Wreck is only suitable for experienced wreck divers. Strong currents. The use of a surface buoy is recommended. Not to be confused with the Californian.

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CALIFORNIA WRECK Features

Nicknames
SS California
Address
Aruba
Parking
At charter
Distance
40 min.
Suitable for
Underwater photography, experienced wreck divers
Permit
N.v.t. / NA
Access
Free access
Facilities
Boat dive facilities
Water
Salt
Tide
n.v.t.
Kind of dive
Boat dive, underwater photography, wreck dive
Current
Strong
Visibility
15 - 30 m.
Average visibility
20 m.
Depth
14 m.
Bottom
zand
Life
Green moray, eagle ray, bull shark, hammerhead shark
Other recreation
Boating, yachting

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