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The Tabarka is one of the so-called block ships from Skapa Flow. These ships where sunk to block the entrance to the bay for submarines. The Tabarka is located in shallow fast flowing tide water. It doesn’t have a lot of historical value because it is fully upside down so upon first view there is little to see. The added value lies in the wreck. The strong current makes for an abundance of life, the interior has changed into a true spectacle. The ship is on all sides illuminated by rays sunlight. It is phenomenal.

Particulars

Type: Cargo. Type: Steamship. Length: 100m. Width: 14m. Weight: 2886 tons. Builder: WRF. Prefix. Rich & Co., Rotterdam. Year built: 1909. Twice sunken as block ship in Scapa Flow: Kirk Sound in 1941, Barra Sound 1944 Deepest point: 43m.

Warnings

Short dive window, enter the water exactly at the right time.

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TABARKA Divemaps 1

Wrakkaart Members only
  • Divers Guide Map
  • Detailed map
  • Wreck map
  • Local map

TABARKA Features

Nicknames
The Pollux
Address
Schotland, Orkney Isles, Scapa Flow
Parking
At boat charter
Distance
30 min.
Suitable for
Underwater photography, wreck divers
Permit
N.v.t.
Access
Free access
Facilities
Boat dive facilities
Water
Salt
Tide
N.v.t.
Kind of dive
Boat dive / wreck dive
Current
Medium
Visibility
10 - 30 m.
Average visibility
20 m.
Depth
15 m.
Bottom
zand
Life
Cod, grey seal
Other recreation
None

TABARKA Photos and Images

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