St George Wreck

 

Length 73 m / 240 ft, Stern 31 m / 102 ft, Depth 44 m / 144 ft, Top of the wreck 15 m / 50 ft
Distance from Coral Point diving 800m / 0.5 mile

Diver Level: Advanced Divers

Each dive to St George boasts endless opportunity to gaze in awe at the wreck, but you never know what will swim by. Eagle rays and barracudas have been known to visit and rumor has a green moray eel has taken up residence in the chimney of this impressive ship.

After being intentionally sunk back in 1999, the wreck of St George has become one of the best dive sites in the area. Originally used to transport grain and barley between Norway and the Americas in 1962, the ship was abandoned in Santo Domingo after 20 years of use. Now she rests 800 meters offshore from Coral Point diving in Bayahibe under 40 meters of water. When she was sunk they changed her name to St George after the hurricane that hit the area the year before.

Upon descending down the buoy line, the first thing that comes into view is the top of the chimney that sits down 15 meters below the surface. As you continue descending, the enormity of the 73 meter long wreck comes into view. With the majority of the wreck sitting between 25 and 35 meters deep, the average dive at this site lasts 30 minutes.

Due to her depth, St George is recommended only to those who are certified advanced open water divers. Surface currents are commonplace at this dive site and occasionally a strong current can be encountered at depth crossing over the open deck.

Every dive on this wreck is a special dive. Many beautiful corals has grown on the wreck over the years, you can watch barracudas and many school of fish going through each other, never mixing together.  If you are not certified advanced diver yet, why don’t you take the PADI  AOWD course with us?

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