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Basic "Admiral Millo" Submarine wreck informations

Dive depth

Dive depth: 64 - 72m (210 - 236ft)

Water temperature

Water temperature: 14 - 26℃ (57 - 79℉)

Current

Current: none - moderate

Dive type

Dive type: ambience, deep and wreck

Difficulty level

Difficulty: professional divers
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Dive operator: Megale Hellas Diving Center

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Basic "Admiral Millo" Submarine wreck informations

Dive depth

Dive depth: 64 - 72m (210 - 236ft)

Water temperature

Water temperature: 14 - 26℃ (57 - 79℉)

Current

Current: none - moderate

Dive type

Dive type: ambience, deep and wreck

Difficulty level

Difficulty: professional divers
Boat dive
Dive operator: Megale Hellas Diving Center

"Admiral Millo" Submarine wreck description

"Admiral Millo" Submarine wreck basic informations

It was March 1942 when the great oceanic submarine of the Italian Navy “Admiral Millo” sank off the coast of Punta Stilo, torpedoed by the British submarine “Ultimatum” along the coastline of the southern Ionian sea, while was sailing on the sea surface towards the base of Taranto, during return from a mission near Malta. Only 15 sailors of the crew managed to save their lives, while 57 sailors still lie inside the submarine, which is a veritable memorial shrine. The dive on “Admiral Millo” Submarine Wreck is not a dive like the others… it’s a quiet visit to a holy place! The aura emanated by his tragic story – the last mission of the Millo and his torpedoing – drives the divers to get down here to honor those fallen, symbol of all who are dead at sea.

Dive site briefing

The wreck lies today on a sandy-muddy seabed, lying on its left side, 70 meters deep, with its turret with the door still open. The gashes caused by torpedoes are located between the turret and the foredeck, while the stern is intact, with the propellers yet visible.

Visibility is generally fair, sometimes scarce, and there is a chance to meet strong currents.


Dive site description in Italian language

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Il grande sommergibile Ammiraglio della Marina Italiana “Millo” colò a picco nel marzo del 1942 al largo di Punta Stilo, nel versante jonico calabrese, mentre navigava verso la base di Taranto rientrando da una missione; fu silurato dal sommergibile inglese “Ultimatum”. Dell’equipaggio, solo 14 marinai riuscirono a salvarsi la vita, mentre 57 marinai non riuscirono purtroppo a raggiungere mai la superficie.

L’immersione tecnica su questo relitto è uno dei tuffi in trimix più suggestivi della Calabria. Il relitto è reso affascinante soprattutto dall’aura emanata dalla sua tragica storia: l’ultima missione del Millo ed il suo siluramento spingono i sub ad arrivare fin quaggiù per onorare quei caduti di tanti anni fa.

Dive site briefing

Il relitto giace oggi su un fondale sabbio-fangoso, adagiato sul fianco di sinistra.

Gli squarci provocati dai siluri si trovano all’estremità della prua, mentre la poppa è intatta. La visibilità è generalmente discreta, talvolta scarsa e c’è la possibilità di incontrare forti correnti.