St. George Wreck Dive Site

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This is a beauty of a wreck and is still standing, although a few meters deeper this year than in the past.

With ample amounts of fish life and coral, the St. George wreck has become a vast artificial reef, home to many large schools of fish, barracuda, large Jacks and  large parrot fish to name a few, fun swim throughs and plenty of depth options to have all divers smiling from recreational to technical.

In 1999, the ship was sunk off the coast of Bayahibe less than 1 km from shore and is protected by the Parque Nacional.

If you’re qualified, this wreck has some great penetration points and is the usual place to find advanced divers training, technical divers penetrating and happy certified divers leaving nothing but bubble’s and taking nothing but smiles back to the beach.

Characteristics

  • Length: 73m
  • Stern: 32m
  • Depth: 48m
  • Top of the wreck: 19m

The Author: Courtney Cicoria is an MSDT currently living in the Dominican Republic.

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Ellis Derkx January 21, 2018

St. George is a wreck from a freight ship sailing between Norway and America and is said to be sunk in 1999 in Bayahibe, Dominican Republic.

The dive site, however, is named after hurricane George. The wreck is situated at a depth of about 45 metres max and has attracted a lot of life over the years with corals growing all over the place. Upon descending we notice that the visibility isn’t at its best today, but we are still very excited to dive this world-famous wreck!

The top of the wreck is still above 20 metres of depth and we see a big school of barracudas circling around. We go deeper till I suddenly see we are at 40 metres already and signal my divers to stay at this depth. We enjoy the rest of the dive finding some macro life on the wreck itself while big groups of different species are constantly hanging around the wreck or passing by.

For more experienced or technical divers is it possible to penetrate the wreck and dive the part laying a bit deeper.

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