Nederland, Noord Holland

SS MADRID

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Pim Sterk

9-7-14

Fine dive, excellent wreckage and scuba diving was on 8-6-2014.

10 m Visibility
17 °C - m

Bjorn Sloos

28-6-14

Beautiful wreckage dive, dive time 110 minutes.

5 m Visibility
18 °C - m

erik bronsveld

9-6-14

very nice wreckage sight was this day very good and there was a lot of fish.

11 m Visibility
17 °C - m

peter weeland

8-6-14

This is a very nice wreckage well overgrown and well organized.

9 m Visibility
14 °C - m

Coen Onstwedder

18-5-14

There is still a lot of algae in the water, but beautiful weather, many porpoises.

3 m Visibility
13 °C - m

The SS Madrid is a beautiful wreck, where beginning wreck divers can make nice and calm dives. The SS Madrid was bombed in 1941 and caught on fire. Then it stranded on the Keizersbult. This is an infamous sandbank off the coast of Den Helder, where many ships found their downfall. The wreck lies on its keel and is already disintegrating. Yet there are still plenty familiar elements to see such as walls, steam engines and boilers. You can swim in between everything.

Particulars

Type of ship: Passenger ship, Hamburg - South America Line. Height:. 133.96meters. Width: 17.29meters. Depth:. 8.36meters. Weight: 8,777 tons. Builder: Werf Stettiner Machinenfabrik AG Vulcan, Stettin. Year: 1922. Crew: 137 crew and 1329 passengers. Deepest point 17meters. Shallowest point: 5meters.

Warnings

Diving with a good solid reel is required. Use at least a double 7 tank for this dive.

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SS MADRID Features

Nicknames
Sierra Nevada
Address
Noorderhaaks/Keizersbult ter hoogte van Den Helder
Parking
N/A
Distance
N.v.t.
Suitable for
Inexperienced wreckdivers (after 50 dives)
Permit
N.v.t.
Access
Free access, check wwwnorthseadiversnl , skippers Coen and Hugo (private boat)
Facilities
Boat dive facilities, no fill station
Water
Salt
Kind of dive
Wreck dive / boat dive
Current
Medium
Visibility
1 - 20 meter
Average visibility
3 meter
Depth
Tot 17 meter
Bottom
Zand
Life
Starfish, anemone, cod, flatfish, pout, cod, lobster, crab
Other recreation
None
Emergency
112

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