HMS PERSEUS (N36) SUBMARINE
ADVANCED – TECHNICAL
17C – 25C
WEAK ABOVE 15-10m
Ranked among the top 10 dives in the World and perhaps the top WW II wreck dive in Mediterranean, British Overseas Patrol submarine HMS/M Perseus, (N36) lies virtually intact on the flat bottom, at 52 meters depth, about a mile off the south coast of Kefalonia.
The submarine was sunk after hitting an Italian naval mine during combat patrol in December 1941, with only one survivor, John Capes, from a 59 strong crew.
The divers approaching the submarine encounter a magnificent vessel 88 meters long, with a large conning tower, the ship’s gun and the rear hutch still open indicating the escape route of J.Capes, while a look in the interior is possible. Among other things, the torpedo tubes and the ship’s propellers and rudder are visible.
The submarine has practically become an artificial reef and colorful sponges, schools of small fish, moray eels and lonely big groupers as well as other aquatic creatures take shelter here, while predators like amberjacks and snappers are frequent visitors.
DIVE UPLOADED by BLUE MANTA DIVING & AQUANAUTIC CLUB