Switzerland, Thurgau

WRAK JURA

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The Jura wreck is and one of the most beautiful fresh water wrecks in Europe. The Jura lies in the Bodensee at about 1 kilometer of the coast of Bottighofen in Switserland. It is a 42 meter long, wooden steamboat. The Jura went down in 1864, after a collision with the ship 'City of Zurich'. Warnings for dense fog, horn signals and evasion maneuvers couldn't prevent the collision. The Jura sank in no more than 4 minutes. The wreck was discovered in 1953 at a depth of 37 meters.

Particulars

Yard: Maschinen-Fabrik Escher-Wyss, Zurich, Switzerland. Last Owner: Lindauer Dampfschiffahrts-Inspection. Launch: November 7, 1854 as DS Jura. Length: 46.3 m. Width: 10.25 m Draft: 0.9 m. Drive: 45 PS Dampfmaschine. Speed: 18.5 km / h. Capacity: 400 persons. Sunken: 1864.

Warnings

Cold water, take the necessary precautions. Take a good diving lamp with you. The wreck lies in a bay behind a high mountain, making it very dark.

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WRAK JURA Features

Nicknames
Jura
Address
Bottighofen, Bodensee, Zwitserland
Parking
Sufficient parking
Distance
800 m.
Suitable for
Experienced wreck divers
Permit
N.v.t. / NA
Access
Free access
Facilities
Boat dive facilities
Water
Fresh
Kind of dive
Boat dive / wreck dive
Current
None
Visibility
5 - 15 m.
Average visibility
10 m.
Depth
38 m.
Bottom
zand
Life
Perch, eel, pike
Other recreation
Boating, yachting

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