SMS Cöln / Scotland

SMS Cöln
Light cruiser “Cöln” was launched on water in 1917. This vessel is similar to “Dresden” that also lies in Scapa Flow. It is one the best preserved vessels in the bay. It can be also interesting for underwater photographers. The nose of the ship is located lower than the deck and occupies the range between 22-36m. “Cöln” is known for wide passages thanks to which it is possible to explore the vessel in a better way. In general the wreck has a clear plan, so navigating inside it won’t be difficult.
The vessel’s parameters are 115×12×6m/377×39×19ft.

Location: Scotland, north eastern side of Cava island, North Sea

What to see: Here are various cancroids, starfish, nudibrachs and even bearded seals. Fragments of pipes, ropes, holes, weapon parts are waiting for divers.

Depth: 25-36m/82-118ft

Currents: 1-2knots

Visibility: 10-30m/33-99ft

Season for diving: In March water temperature is 5C/41F and closer to September it rises to12-14C/54-57F.

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