SMS Dresden / Scotland

Light cruiser “Dresden” was a leading vessel in a group of similar cruisers. The second one was a more popular raider “Emden”. “Dresden” sunk in 1915. It came onto the underwater hill and now is located at the incline at 25-28m/82-91ft depth. The first dives at Scapa Flow usually take place here. The incline of the vessel makes the exploration of “Dresden” easier.
The shape of the deck near the nose of the ship resembles the crown. Here are the parts of 14cm/5.9in artillery weapon. At some places it is possible to see the guns. The deck of “Dresden” is well preserved, although the vessel is slowly being destroyed. Divers shouldn’t miss the chance to see the ship till it would completely fall apart.
The size of the vessel is: 115×12×6.43m/377×39×20ft.

Location: UK, Scotland, Orkney Islands, Scapa Flow

What to see: Parts of artillery weapon, guns, well preserved deck etc.

Depth: 25-38m/82-124ft

Currents: 1-2knots

Visibility: 10-30m/33-99ft

Season for diving: The water temperature ranges between 5-12C/41-54F. The best time is from March through September.

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