Nederland, Noord Holland
Fine dive, excellent wreckage and scuba diving was on 8-6-2014.
Beautiful wreckage dive, dive time 110 minutes.
very nice wreckage sight was this day very good and there was a lot of fish.
This is a very nice wreckage well overgrown and well organized.
There is still a lot of algae in the water, but beautiful weather, many porpoises.
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.
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.
Diving with a good solid reel is required. Use at least a double 7 tank for this dive.
SS MADRID Features
- Sierra Nevada
- Noorderhaaks/Keizersbult ter hoogte van Den Helder
- Suitable for
- Inexperienced wreckdivers (after 50 dives)
- Free access, check wwwnorthseadiversnl , skippers Coen and Hugo (private boat)
- Boat dive facilities, no fill station
- Kind of dive
- Wreck dive / boat dive
- 1 - 20 meter
- Average visibility
- 3 meter
- Tot 17 meter
- Starfish, anemone, cod, flatfish, pout, cod, lobster, crab
- Other recreation