The Roraima deep wreck

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The Roraima deep wreck

The Roraima deep wreck

Nicknamed 'The White-haired Wreck' by Monsieur Cousteau himself because of the hair-like algae that covers it, the Roraima is an English steamship that sank after the volcano Pelee erupted on the 8th of May 1902. Measuring 110 meters long and 15 meters across, the steal steamship from the Quebec Line burned for 3 days straight before sinking... Today it sits around 50 meters depth, some 300 meters from the coast: 36m deep by the bow and 55m by the stern. You will be surprised by this calcined wreck where the bollards, the base of the chimney and a bit of the mast are still standing. When you penetrate the wreck through the hull, explore the engine room, the boiler or the Captain's bathroom with blue faience, a relic from the past.

The fauna swimming around is also impressive: schools of barracudas, snappers, trumpetfish and little reef fish. Too bad... you're going to have to dive it several times to see it all! Have fun and keep safe!

Nicknamed 'The White-haired Wreck' by Monsieur Cousteau himself because of the hair-like algae that covers it, the Roraima is an English steamship that sank after the volcano Pelee erupted on the 8th of May 1902. Measuring 110 meters long and 15 meters across, the steal steamship from the Quebec Line burned for 3 days straight before sinking... Today it sits around 50 meters depth, some 300 meters from the coast: 36m deep by the bow and 55m by the stern. You will be surprised by this calcined wreck where the bollards, the base of the chimney and a bit of the mast are still standing. When you penetrate the wreck through the hull, explore the engine room, the boiler or the Captain's bathroom with blue faience, a relic from the past.

The fauna swimming around is also impressive: schools of barracudas, snappers, trumpetfish and little reef fish. Too bad... you're going to have to dive it several times to see it all! Have fun and keep safe!

Nicknamed 'The White-haired Wreck' by Monsieur Cousteau himself because of the hair-like ...

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Required scuba diving level / certification
Technical cert. or CMAS 3. Deep and wreck diving experience highly recommended.

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Espace Plongee Martinique

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