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Stavronikita

Address: Bridgetown, Barbados
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Scuba diving
Owner description: For the expert deep-sea diver, a 360-foot freighter ship sitting in...
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Scuba diving
Owner description: For the expert deep-sea diver, a 360-foot freighter ship sitting in 130 feet of water and populated by all kinds of tropical marine life.
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Chertsey, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Absolutely stunning. Covered in sooooooo much coral and fish life. I had to do it more than once! I haven't seen a wreck so encrusted in coral since I dived the WW2 Japanese wrecks in Truk Lagoon back in the mid 1990's. DON'T dive in Barbados without doing it.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Stav is a great wreck if you are an experienced diver. Quite deep, 30-40m, so monitor your dive parameters carefully. There can be some strong current so you may need to use an anchor line to get to the wreck. Good visibility and well lit despite the depth.

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I first did this dive over 20 years ago and had to go back the next day to relive the experience. Entry to the boat from the bows is at about 80' though if you go exploring the stern, you can drop down as deep as 130' (so watch your time limits and allow for decompression stops). The S.S. Stavronikita... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Our family of 7 did this dive and it was truly exceptional! Highly recommended for experienced divers. Loved going inside the ship and seeing multitudes of fish! Look forward to doing it again!!

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Halifax
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104 reviews 104 reviews
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144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I am not usually a fan of wreck diving, but the Savronikita is worth a visit. It is relatively intact and so looks like a ship, requiring little imagination. There is a lot of life on, in, and around the wreck. It has the potential to be a deep dive (up to 130 ft) and so you need to be... More 

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New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This was the one dive we wanted to do on Barbados and spoke to the dive shop the first day we landed. We dove with Barbados Blue, at the Hilton hotel. The dive masters are very attentive. We stayed at about 80-85 feet down.There were a few areas that you could easily penetrate the boat. It is a cool structure.... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Excellent wreck, easy to dive. Not as many fish as I would have expected, but that's everywhere in the Caribbean.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Enjoyed this because it was a deep and easily penetrable wreck. Visibility can be poor sometimes thou and due to depths is usually a short dive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Accessible due to hatches open and holes cut or exploded in the side. Winches, hatch beams etc still on the decks. Good visibility and well lit when its sunny despite depth. Went with Reefers & Wreckers at Speightstown. Good dive leader, good kit, good boat. 2nd time this holiday. 2nd dive of the morning was on Dottins Reef, loads of... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Open wreck dive with the opportunity for exploring inside and out! Depths average from 65' to 120'+. Saw a turtle and lots of large fish. Great visibility even with a deeper dive.

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