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Underwater Photo Location: SS. STAVRONIKITA West Coast

Underwater Photo Location: SS. STAVRONIKITA West Coast

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The SS Stavronikita is the wreck of a 365ft Greek freighter which ran in to trouble off the coast of Barbados in 1976. The ship caught fire and was severely damaged. It was towed into the port of Bridgetown where she sat for almost two years.
In 1978 The Greek Government disowned her, so the Barbados government decided to deploy the ship as an artificial reef in the calm tranquil waters of the west coast, just off of Fitts Village in the Parish of St James. The shipwreck lies bolt upright with her bow facing East and the prop is at 40m/130ft. The top of the mast is at 6m/20ft. The house and main deck are to be found at 24m/80ft. The huge forward and aft cargo holds, and the cabins, stairways and engine rooms can be penetrated. This dive is rated as one of the best wreck dives in the Caribbean. Hightide Watersports visit this site approx 3 times a week.
Facts about SS. STAVRONIKITA West Coast
  • It is in Barbados
  • SS. STAVRONIKITA West Coast is in the Caribbean Sea.
  • The typical depth is 0-40 Metres 0-130 Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 10-30 Metres 30-100 Feet.
Dive types
dayboatshorewrecknightdrift

Marine Life
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Diving facilities
airrepairshireinstructionguidedfriendly

Photo facilities
macrowideangleprocessingfilmpfriendlyrepairsphireinstruction

by Richard Toward
SS Stratvonitka off Barbados, Taken with Canon A570IS

by Chris Lussier
Divers ascending after exploring the stavronikita (shipwreck). A 365ft Greek freighter lying in 130ft of water off the coast of Bridgetown, Barbados.
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