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LLanishen SS

Characteristics of the wreck

19 m

Mediterranean Sea
Cargo à vapeur (1901)


A diving trip to Cadaques, Spain allows you to explore the SS Llanishen wreck, a steam freighter 104 m long and 15 m wide.Built-in 1901, this ship was flying the British flag. On August 8, 1917, during the First World War, the SS Llanishen made a voyage between Savona and Melilla when it was sunk by the German submarine U-33, the Gustav Sieß, 8 miles north of Cabo Creus, Spain.

Severely damaged, the ship was no longer steerable. The captain decides to ground his ship in the small cove of Caials north of Cadaqués. During this episode, 2 crew members disappear in plain sight. The ship was later dynamited because it was blocking traffic in the cove. From the shore, you can reach the remains of the SS Llanishen which lies between 11 and 19 m deep.

Dive centers


Diving Portlligat Cadaques
Spain  - Cadaqués

The Diving Portlligat Cadaques training centre offers PADI and SSI courses for all levels of divers, from beginners with the Scuba Diver to advanced divers with the Advanced Scuba Diver. The courses, adapted to each one, take place according to the schedules wished and of your availabilities. Theory and practice are taught on-site. The Carpe Diem Cadaqués, a complex of comfortable and equipped flats for 2, 4 and 6 people, includes a swimming pool in which the diving centre is located, and allows you to organise and practise your diving exercises before going out to sea. The Diving Portlligat Cadaques diving club offers introductory diving courses for children and adults. Nitrox training allows you to safely spend more time underwater, especially on successive dives. Three daily departures are scheduled to 3 different sites in the natural park of Cap de Creus. A quad bike is provided to transport your equipment to the port. Divers are transported by vehicle to the embarkation point. Experienced divers board one of the 3 semi-rigid boats of 7,5 m length, in which you discover the best diving spots of Cadaques in the Natural Park of Cap de Creus. On your request, Diving Portlligat Cadaques organises night dives, sometimes with the possibility of going out in a boat for 2 people. Don't hesitate to discover the Mediterranean flora and fauna by snorkelling and snorkelling. [+]

  • Protected Marine Park
  • Accomodations and diving
  • Youth diving
From 35,00 €


Spain  - l’Estartit (Girona)

The Unisub diving centre is located in l'Estartit, on the Costa Brava, Spain, 30 kilometres from the town of Girona. Unisub's premises are also adapted to accommodate groups with full equipment hire, a repair workshop, a conference and projection room, and transport of equipment to the boats. Your personal equipment can be stored on the premises. Embark on 2 to 4 sea trips per day, depending on the season. The instructors of the Unisub training centre generally welcome you in your own language to follow the PADI and FFESSM courses, from baptism to Rescue Diver. They make it a point of honour to satisfy their clients. The best spots in L'Estartit are located in the nature reserve of the Medes Islands, popular with divers from all over Europe. This small archipelago is a beautiful natural site in Catalonia, located one mile from L'Estartit. Composed of seven islets, several reefs offer very interesting underwater routes. The coastline extends underwater in steep drop-offs with underwater caves. At Unisub you will enjoy a programme with a mix of the best dive sites in l'Estartit, either on the coast with Les Salines, Negre del Falaguer, El Rossinyol, Puig de la Sardina, La Pedrosa, El Reggio, La Ferriola, or around the Medes Islands with El Salpatxot, Pedra de Déu, El Medallot, Pota de Llop, La Vaca. Take advantage of Unisub's great prices with the hotel or flat stays including 10 dives. A good little restaurant serves as a canteen for divers and offers a daily menu. Unisub is a very well known centre for former divers as it exists since 1960. [+]

  • Welcome groups
  • Protected Marine Park
  • Near beach
From 36,00 €


Gidive Center Palamós
Spain  - Palamós, Girona

The Gidive Center Palamós dive center is located in the Marina de Palamós, with free parking. Enjoy, during your diving stay at Gidive Center Palamós, the comfortable facilities on 250 m2 including separate changing rooms with showers, soap, hairdryer, and sockets. Take your diving lessons in the classroom equipped with Wi-Fi, TV, and touch-screen tablets for theory, with the possibility of recharging your mobile phone. Store your personal equipment in the room, independently of the rental equipment which is checked and renewed periodically. A corner is dedicated to desalting and drying your equipment. A Bauer air filling station also allows technical dives with Nitrox or Trimix. Share good times with other divers, on the large terrace, over a drink, filling in your logbook and sharing your experiences. Close to the Gidive Center Palamós training centre is the Morro del Vedell cove. This beach is easily accessible and is ideal for diving courses. Take advantage of your diving holiday in Palamós to get certified, from the beginner level with the first dive to the Divemaster level, with shore and boat dives. PADI TecRec courses are held in technical diving with certified instructors giving personalized advice. The comfortable boat Piola, 11.50 meters long, accommodates 36 passengers and has an enclosed cabin, ideal against the cold and wind in winter. Take it out with its skipper for half a day or a full day to the most beautiful coves of the Costa Brava. The best diving and snorkeling spots in Palamos are at Islas Formigues, a group of reddish islets opposite Cap de Planes; at Els Ullastres, with three rocky shoals with large red gorgonians to the north; and at the wreck of a German navy tugboat, the Boreas, a 5-minute sail from the Gidive Center Palamós. Here you can observe the beautiful Mediterranean fauna. [+]

  • Near Downtown area
  • Between 10 and 20 dive sites
  • PADI Training
From 20,00 €


Mateua Dive
Spain  - L'Escala

Mateua Dive is located in L'Escala, in the municipality of Girona, north of L'Estartit. Open from 9 am to 1.30 pm and 3.30 pm to 7 pm all week, Mateua Dive staff are on duty all day on Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 7.30 pm. You feel like you're somewhere else at Mateua Dive with its white premises and large carpeted terrace with wooden benches. You can have lunch and a drink between dives. What's on the menu? Tapas, burgers and colourful mixed salads. Accessible thanks to ramps, people with reduced mobility are also supervised underwater by specially trained instructors. Enjoy 5 hot showers, a changing room with benches and hangers to leave your towels and personal belongings and put on your wetsuit. The Mateua Dive training centre offers SSI theory courses in the indoor classroom equipped with a blackboard and also outside in a shaded area to take shelter from the sun. All SSI courses for divers are offered from Basic Diver to Advanced Adventure as well as specialities to improve your rescue skills with stress and rescue and react right or more fun dives to become a Night Diver, ideal to discover the Mediterranean fauna of L'Escala in peace by the light of your night lamp. Board the Sirenita, a 10-metre boat with a capacity of 25 people, or the faster 6.20-metre RIB to reach the popular dive spots of the Medes Islands. The Mateua Dive Centre offers around 20 dive sites along the coast with cave dives, ideal for becoming a PADI Cave Diver. Become a PADI Deep Diver by doing deep dives around the small islands of Illes de Cala Ferriolo, Illes Cala Pedroso and of course, Ille Mateua, right in front of the Mateua Dive club! The wreck of the Marmoler is one of the best dives in L'Escala. Follow the Wreck Diver speciality here! [+]

  • SSI Training
  • Diving around Islands
  • Welcome groups
From 29,00 €


Euro-Divers Roses
Spain  - Roses

The Euro Divers Roses boat leaves from the marina in Roses, on the Costa Brava. EuroDivers Roses offer diving trips for groups from the best hotels in Roses. For example, boss Ian has selected the Hotel Univers for you, group leaders. On the seafront, opposite the marina and fishing port of Roses, the Univers Hotel is excellent value for money and is only 100 meters from the beach and the town center. Nearby you will find shops, restaurants, and tourist attractions. A diving holiday organized by EuroDivers Roses in this family-run establishment is therefore ideal to be shared with non-divers, spouses, family members, or friends. Enjoy buffet-style dining, a snack bar with a terrace, sea-view rooms with free Wi-Fi and TV, a free baby bed on request, a swimming pool, and children's play areas. Reception is open 24 hours a day with information, ticket sales, and luggage storage. Parking is free on a limited basis, but there is also private parking available for a fee on request. Live music is provided every evening. For arrivals and departures, check-in is from 2 pm to 11 pm, and check-out is from 8 am to 12 pm. As far as diving is concerned, the natural park extends around the Cap de Creus peninsula, from the Bol Nou point to the Tamariua Cove (El Port de la Selva) and as far as Punta Falconera (Roses). Dive in this protected marine area with some of the most beautiful diving spots on the Costa Brava, accessible with the EuroDivers Roses boat. Stroll among the schools of seabreams and sars in the Posidonia. Find giltheads, lobsters, and crabs in the scree slopes. Bunches of red coral cover the crevices of the rocks... Happy holidays with Euro-Divers Roses! [+]

  • Comfortable boat
  • Protected Marine Park
  • Accomodations and diving
From 202,00 €


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Where to see, swim, and dive with LLanishen SS ?

Spain - Costa BravaSpain - Cadaques, Costa Brava