Nederland, Zeeland

ROOMPOT

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Joost

2-8-15

Visibility was less than 1 meter and a nice dive, soon back again with better vision.

1 m Visibility
17 °C - m

The Roompot ran into a sandpit in June of 1853 right off the coast of Zeeland Vrouwenpolder. It drifted into the Oosterschelde and sank in the boating channel. It was discovered on August 15 th , 1992, by Belgian wreck diver, Vic Verlinden. He also managed to lift the ship's bell, with the inscription 'The Roompot Zierikzee'. The wreck is fairly bogged down into the sand, but the masts, other parts of the hull and the copper plating are still noticeable. Dive at slack water. Then you can be sure to dive an hour on the wreck, with usually good visibility.

Particulars

Location: 3 miles in front of the storm surge barrier in Lake Oosterschelde, at red buoy no. 10. Type of ship: wooden three mast with copper plating (East Indies). Height: 25 m. Weight: 719 tons. Built by: De Goede Intentie. Shipping company: The Crane, Zierikzee. Crew: 22 men. Deepest point: 25 meter. Shallowest point. 18 m.

Warnings

The Roompot is a monument. It is strictly forbidden to take artifacts. Several artifacts are on display at the Maritime Museum in Zierikzee.

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ROOMPOT Features

Nicknames
Roompot
Address
N.v.t. / NA
Parking
Sufficient parking
Distance
20 min.
Suitable for
Experienced wreck divers
Permit
N.v.t. / NA
Access
Departure from Neeltje Jans, free access
Facilities
Boat dive facilities
Water
Salt
Kind of dive
Wreck dive / boat dive
Current
Limited, at neap tide
Visibility
1 - 8 m.
Average visibility
3 m.
Depth
24 m.
Bottom
zand
Life
Anemone, cod, cod, crab , lobster, flatfish, pout, starfish
Other recreation
None
Emergency
112

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