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Saumur

Characteristics of the wreck


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2/05/1944
45 m
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France
Languedoc Roussillon
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Coal ship (1920)

Information

A diving trip to Banyuls-Sur-Mer and Cerbère on the Mediterranean coast of France allows you to dive the wreck of a coal freighter, the Saumur, built-in 1920 in Scotland. Flying the French flag, this ship was requisitioned by the Germans, then armed by the Italians, and took the name of Valentino. On 21 May 1944, the British submarine HMS Upstart sank her off Port-Vendres.
The wreck of the Saumur lies on its keel, straight on the bottom, at a depth of 45 m. The sloping stern on the side is separated from the main part. To be seen: the emergency propeller, the aft cargo mast, the bathroom, the galley; at the front of the ship, the cannon which still rotates on its axis; the stern with the anchor chain shafts. Congress has taken over the premises. Count two dives minimum to explore the Saumur.


Dive centers

 

Centre de Plongée Cap Cerbère
France  - Cerbère
French

The Cap Cerbère diving centre is located in the heart of the Cerbère-Banyuls marine reserve, in the Pyrénées-Orientales. Open all year round, the premises of Cap Cerbère, also welcome people with reduced mobility, in the village of Cerbère. They include three separate men's and women's changing rooms, with a blower to dry your wetsuits between two boat rotations, showers and sanitary facilities, two classrooms equipped with video projectors and wifi, two inflation stations (air and nitrox) including 20 buffer bottles. Wetsuits can be rented from children's size to XXL, from 5 mm to drysuits. Parking is free. The boarding platform is just a few metres from the club. The Cap Cerbère training centre offers PADI and FFESSM courses from beginner level 1 to the more advanced level 4. For those who dive with rebreathers or technical dives, we have soda lime on order, nitrox equipment and 5 ponys for O2 decompression. The Cap Cerbère club is the ideal structure for groups of up to 58 divers with comfort and safety. You can even benefit from a group rate in summer! Come aboard the Cap Cerbère, a 14 m boat approved for up to 39 divers, equipped with a lift to make it easier to get in and out of the water. The Marlasca is also an 8.5 m long boat, equipped with two parrot ladders and can accommodate up to 19 divers. The boat can be rented for 3 hours to meet up with friends or family. The dive sites are located near the Cap Cerbère diving centre with a 5 to 15 minute sail. Possibility of kayaking, paddle. [+]

  • Protected Marine Park
  • Near Downtown area
  • Welcome groups
From 30,00 €

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Plongée Bleue Banyuls
France  - Banyuls-sur-Mer
FrenchEnglish

Blue Diving is a small friendly structure located in Banyuls-sur-Mer, in the south of France. Board the boat in Banyuls-sur-Mer to go and discover the underwater wealth of the Cerbere-Banyuls Reserve and the Cap Creus Nature Reserve in Spain. You can also explore the dive sites along the Côte Vermeille and their wrecks. The sites are accessible to all levels, from beginner and advanced divers, coming individually or in groups. The offered service is personalized and takes into consideration everyone’s needs and desires, with the objective of diving safely. Blue Diving is also a diving school in Paris. You are trained during the whole year in the diving pit of Charenton le Pont, in Paris. Then you come and validate your training in natural environment. You can discover the pleasure of Scuba diving when on holiday in Banyuls and continue in Paris the rest of the year ! [+]

  • Near Downtown area
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Protected Marine Park
From 35,00 €

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Rederis Plongée
France  - Banyuls sur mer
FrenchEnglish

The Rederis diving center is located in the port of Banyuls-sur-Mer, along the Vermeille coast, on the Spanish border. This diving club is close to the SNCF train station of Banyuls-sur-Mer and the hotel recommended by Rederis is a 5-minute walk from the station. If you choose to come by plane, the nearest airport is Perpignan. On-site you will find spacious facilities with hot showers, toilets, changing rooms, storage lockers, and an inflation station. The Rédéris diving school is specialises in FFESSM training from baptism to level 4 but also offers international PADI and SSI certifications. Specialize in the use of dry suits, wreck diving, and fish identification. Rédéris also organises winter ice dives at Les Angles in the Pyrenees. Embark on the boats the Aigle, an aluminum barge, and the Caiman, a semi-rigid boat with a capacity of 39 and 19 divers respectively. For an additional fee due to the distance from the wrecks, discover the wrecks of the Alice Robert alias Le Bananier, the Astrée, the Saumur, and the Saint Lucien. Explore the marine reserve of Banyuls or take a half-day trip with 2 dives in the reserve of Cap Creus. You can also take advantage of a special partnership with the Bleu Marine hotel located not far from the port. Non-divers will appreciate the many walks to do in the area. [+]

  • Located close to the dive sites
  • Welcome groups
  • Near Downtown area
From 20,00 €

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Where to see, swim, and dive with Saumur ?

France - Cerbère and BanyulsFrance - Mediterranean sea