The cargo ship “Avantis III” was a cargo ship with a length of 80 meters and a total capacity of 2.362 tones. It was constructed in 1977 in Norway and its first name was “Akershus”. It sank on the 19th of November 2004 in the morning, just in 20 minutes, after crashing into the rocks of “Doroussa” islet, under good weather conditions. The ship had a cargo of construction materials and it was travelling from Mesolongi to Cyprus.
This recent wreck can be seen by Open Water divers since it begins at 15m, but it is needed to be at least Advanced to see the wreck completely. The wreck is intact, with many objects that were on board to be seen. It lies on a sandy bed from 15m to 45m approx.