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Technical divers are always welcomed in our diving center. But best support we can offer during low season periods as September & October. Especially this year we organize EXPEDITIONS to Ninuci and Zagreb wracks which have recently been discovered.

TRIMIX WRECK DIVES

- NINUCCI - QUEEN OF ALL WREACS - depth 80 to 96 m
- SS ZAGREB - depth 50 to 68 m
- FRANCESCA DI RIMINi - depth 39 to 50 m


TRIMIX - DIVES PRICE LIST

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PRE DIVE MIXCURES

DIVE Recomended
MIXCURE
PRICE PER DIVE
WRECK ZAGREB 68m
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TX 17/45
DECO/Trev 50/15% O2
O2 100%
58 Eur
WRECK NINUCA 85m
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TX 15/48
DECO 50/15% O2
O2 100%
78 Eur
FRANCESCA DI RIMINI 50m

TX 24/19
DECO 50% O2
O2 100%

30 (extra 40 Eur all day excursion)
CAKE DIVE 60m
TX 20/30
DECO 50% O2
O2 100%
50 Eur

GAS PRICES

GAS
EUR per lit
He
0,039 Eur
O2
0,008 Eur
Argon
0,028 Eur

NOTE
- All dives must be performed in pairs, with pre dive plan, fix deco stops.
- Each diver has to have the verified medical statement, certification equivalent to the dive depth, signed liability relise, obey dive plan.
- Prices of the dives do not include the gasses



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Trimix NINUCCI - QUEEN OF ALL WREACKSpss

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ON 22.07.2008
WRECK - BIGGER THAN ENIONE EXPECTED

During an every day diving trip to lighthouse Mulo on 01.06.2008 Diving Center Pongo team noticed a big anomaly on usually strait sandy bottom. After some days of preparation of different diving gases because of the big depth, our team of Trimix divers went to investigate the anomaly. As soon as they came below 70 m it was evident that anomaly in question was a wreck of a big ship. Because of the big size of the wreck and short time possible for divers to stay at such depths it was not possible to determine details about the wreck.

Pongo divers have officially reported finding of Ninucci to Ministry of Culture and the team was assembled to valuate the wreck. Team was mead out of representative of Restaurateur Institute Kruno Zubcic, ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) exploration team from FER (Faculty of etectro-tehnics and computers) leaded by Matko Barisic in Zagreb and Diving Center Pongo team of divers and support.

After arriving on the site and establishing perfect anchorage ROV team took over and the sub launched, sinking down almost 10 min. As soon as it passed the 65 m depth you could see the outlines of the wreck appearing on the screen. Because of the wide lens on the camera installed in ROV and great visibility the image of the wreck was good. Image could show entire sections of the wreck and give a good notion of overall condition and type of the ship Ninucci was.

You can clearly see the broken section of the stern where, we suspect, Thorn submarine first tried to sink it with gun fire and then succeeded after torpedoing it.
There are also evident big cargo areas 6 to 7 of them but because of the danger of entangling the ROV we could not make penetration in to them and see the nature of its cargo.
For three days we filmed the wreck and assembled a good overall picture reconstruction of it. We are missing mainly the mid ship area video and photo documentation.

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FACTS
We can with a degree of serenity verify that it was a ship of around 110 to 125 m length and 22 to 26 m with. It was a cargo ship with 6 to 7 cargo areas. It was hit by torpedo and probably gun fire 28 m of the stern.
Wreck is leaning on it's starboard side on 96m depth, facing south. Port side of the wreck comes up to 80 m depth.

THE STORRY
As it seams the wreck in question is Ninuccia build in 1910 Maritime register in Genova.
It was a steamer with 4583 tsl, owned by Giuseppe Gavarone di Genova commissioned on the beginning of the 2WW by Region Marina as back up boat for transport (we still do not know what was her final cargo). ON 8 january 1942 during her passage from Split to Rijeka around 12:00 she was intercepted by English submarine Thorn just in front of Rogoznica. Thorn tried to sink it by his gun fire but after the boat cough on fire he torpedoed Ninuccia. Torpedo hit 20 m of the stern and sunk immediately.

Submarine Thorn was not destined for any nicer faith.

On the 7th August 1942 HMS Thorn encountered the Italian torpedo boat Pegaso, escorting the steamer Istria from Benghazi, 30 miles south west of Gaudhos Island, off southern Crete. At 1255 an escorting aircraft was seen to machine-gun the sea’s surface and Pegaso moved in to investigate. Just four minutes after the aircraft’s attack the Pegaso picked-up a contact and carried out seven attacks after which contact was lost. HMS Thorn failed to return from the patrol and is believed to have been lost in this attack.

''I have sincere hope that looking in to past can become a path for future days and enable one new generation to correct some mistakes mead in past years, and in this way in cohesion with needs on glory of man overwhelm threats of unknown future.''
Winston Spenser Churchill

 

 

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TrimixSS ZAGREBpss

This wrack lies like still sailing and is in great shape and preserved. It is possible to penetrate it in the cargo area and in the blown up area. It is entirely covered by sponges and by lots of life so gives a great opportunity for the photography as well. Zagreb was half passenger half cargo ship and the main cargo was nuts. The French submarine Archimede, hit it on a nice quiet night with the torpedo during WW1, 14. 01. 1917. Everyone in the engine room and on the stern of the ship instantly died as tremendous explosion shacked a peaceful cold winter night. Torpedo hit the propellers and the helm, which mead a shop first lift toward the the bow and them in meter of minutes sink with the stern down.
The coast was just couple of hundred meters distant but still captain A. Tuchtan, second officer Remo Adamić, 13 members of the crew and 43 passengers lost there life on that cold night.
Zagreb was built in small village Alloa in Scotland, length 52,8 m, wide 7,84m, height 3,6 m, 537 brt, 287 nrt, 500 tdw, steam machine 800 HP, speed 11,5 knouts.

Because of the small depth for trimix diving and long bottom time it is perfect for trimix courses and dives.



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FRANCESCA DI RIMINI

rich life technical diver coral          

 
DEPTH: 45 to 53 m
DIFFICULTY: TIMIX
VISIBILITY: 25 to 35 m
CURRENTS: no currents
SPECIAL PERMITS: diving center has to have special permit for this location
TYPE OF DIVE: 2 world war grenades cargo wrack
RECOMMENDATION: one of greatest wracks in Adriatic

DESCRIPTION OF THE DIVE

There is a special underwater buoy on 3 meters depth connected all the way down to the stern of the wrack. This helps in orientation and safety of the dive. Francesca leis on the bottom with the deck up, so it looks like it is still sailing on. Her cargo holds are full of 105 mm grenades where you can find few big forkbeards and congers. On the deck is lots of deferent fish life and on many occasions you can find bigger fish circling the wrack, yellow tails and common dentex. Front mast of Francesca is still standing directly toward the surface and it makes a great image looking from underneath. Grenades are not active but by no way think to touch them.

TIPS & TRICKS

Italian 55 m. long and 10 m. wide ship with German crew, Francesca di Rimini was sank in 1944 by English torpedo boats during the night attack. There is a little mystery about the events that happened on that night, you can read a story about it on a page ...This wrack is protected by law, so don't try to take any peace's up to the surface.

POSSIBLE TO SEE

Dentex, brown meage, scorpion fish, white seabreams, different corals, colorful algae, schools of fish, congers and forkbeards.

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