Wrecks

Ramon: 80 meter long cargo ship, launched in 1873, she sank in 1921 for unknown reasons a few yards from the beach of Cavalaire, resting in 22 meters of water. This wreck is accessible to CMAS 1* divers, PADI Open Water (or equivalent)

The Prophète : launched in 1853, this 42 meter long steamboat which sank at the Cap Lardier is the oldest known wreck of a ship using a propeller. She rests in 32m of water, and many conger eels and scorpion fish find refuge inside the wreckage. Nice shipwreck, ideal for underwater photographers.
The Rubis: one of the most beautiful wrecks of the Mediterranean and one of the rare submarines accessible to scuba divers. 66m long, she was launched in 1931, and was one of the first submarines to join the “FFNL” (Free Naval French Forces) as of July 1940. Then in 1958 she was scuttled near Cap Camarat by one of its former captains who refused to deliver her remains to scrap buyers. Resting on white sand in 40 meters of water, this wreck attracts lots of fish and will leave those visiting her for the first time with an unforgettable memory.
The Espingole : built in Le Havre in 1900, this 330 metric ton torpedo boat (56 meters long, 6 meters wide) powered by two 2660 hp engines did hit at high speed the “Petit Sec du Cap Lardier" where she was beached on February 4th, 1903. As she was towed, the cables broke and she sank in 40 meters of water, a few hundred yards of the Pointe Andati
The Torpilleur 178 : torpedo boats were small high speed ships armed with heavy weaponry. Their size and speed allowed them to be used to attack very large ships. Launched in July 1893, the T178, type “126 modified” is 37 meters long, she was sunk during attack drills on November 27th, 1921. The wreck rests in 48 meters of water in the vicinity of the “Togo”.
The Togo also known as Ville de Valence : beautiful shipwreck, the remains of this 76 meter long cargo ship launched in 1882 sank by a German mine on May 12th, 1918. Reserved for experienced divers because of a depth close to 58 meters she is worth passing the CMAS 3* diver certification, just to have the privilege to pay her a visit. She stands upright covered with a shroud of purple gorgonians and seems ready to take a new start like a Ghost Ship such as the Flying Dutchman.
The Poursuivante : This torpedo boat (Melpomène class) was 81 meters long and was launched in 1936. She was scuttled in Toulon in 1942 and salvaged in 1943. She sank while under tow in 1947. This big shipwreck is broken into two large sections and rests in 60 meters of water. She is home to many conger eels and lobsters.

 

The Traffik : this nice shipwreck of a small cargo ship was discovered in 1997 in 60 meters of water.

 
  

The Donator also known as Prosper Schiaffino: wine tanker 78 meters long and 12 meters wide, launched in 1931, exploded on a mine on November 10th 1945. Since then its wreck lies at a depth of around fifty meters and is one of the most famous of the French Mediterranean coast.
The Grec (real name Sagona) : 53,30 meters long and  8,60 meters wide. the Sagona hit a forgotten mine while transporting barrels of wine on December 3rd, 1945, only 2 months after  the sinking of the Donator. She now rests close to her unfortunate companion and has reached the same level of popularity as one of the best dive sites.
The Tantine (Barge aux congres) : this small wreck (pontoon-crane) sank in 47 meters of water in front of la Pointe de Montrémian and is famous for the phenomenal number of conger eels which found shelter inside her. To preserve their natural behavior, the National Parc Authorities ask divers to now avoid feeding them.
The Wildcat : Royal Navy fighter plane built in 1937 that sank in the 1950’s, in 52 meters of water close to La Fourmigue du Lavandou. The plane stands upside-down but is complete. There are lots of fish.
The Hellcat : Discovered in 1999 by Jean-Noël Duval, this American fighter plane from the last world war rests intact in the Baie de Pramousquier, in only 58 meters of water.