Saint George Wreck


The freighter was built in Strathclyde/ Scotland in 1962 to transport wheat and barley between Norway and the Americas, used for 20 years and finally abandoned in Santo Domingo. It was renamed St George after the hurricane Georges that hit the Dominican Republic and entire Caribbean including the gulf of Mexico in September 1998. In June 1999 the ship was sunk about 800m / half mile off the beach. It is a great artificial reef, home to schools of many different fish, especially barracudas.

 

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In Brief:

Depth:  30-40m

Currents: none

Visibility: Good 10-30m

Skills: Advanced OW

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