Wreck diving “EGLE”

Wreck diving “EGLE”

Its structure is very deteriorated, but like all wrecks, reserve a fascinating

Type: Wreck
Difficulty: none
Maximum depth: – 35 m
Diving profile: quadra

Protected area: B
Destination: Capo Carbonara

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Wreck “EGLE” - Subaquadive Service
Wreck “EGLE” - Subaquadive Service
Wreck “EGLE” - Subaquadive Service
Wreck “EGLE” - Subaquadive Service
the bow of the Egle wreck - Subaquadive Service
Wreck “EGLE” - Subaquadive Service
Wreck “EGLE” - Subaquadive Service

The wreck which has mostly collapsed lies on a sailing trim with a background of debris at about 35 mt depth. The "Egle" was a freighter more than 70 mt long built in 1893 which belongs to the Port of Genoa.  During the Second World War it was requisitioned by the Royal Navy and used for the transport of supplies. It was sunk by three torpedoes on March 29th, 1943 by a Dutch submarine "Dolfijn" while it was sailing about a mile from Capo Carbonara, from Cagliari to La Maddalena, escorted by a minesweeper.  

Fauna: On the wreck you can see sedentary fish such as rockfish but often many amberjacks pass by.

Sessile fauna: In the darker areas the colours of the sponges and colonies of yellow sea fans (Eunicella cavolinii) stand out. The metal sheets are also covered with photophilic algae and "codium bursa" specimens which have the characteristic shape of a ball.  The surrounding environment and to a large extent also the metal sheets are covered in clusters with the dense texture of Caulerpa (Caulerpa racemosa), a green alga which has penetrated into the Mediterranean from the Red Sea and is spreading at an impressive speed. On the bottom near the stern of the hull are some examples of castanet (Pinna nobilis).