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Wrecks

As the Baltic Sea gives us unique wreck diving possibilities you are invited to enjoy this with us. Below you can find information on wrecks in Estonia. Please check back occasionally because the information will be updated frequently.

Heino
Max depth:16m
Decks:13-14m
Length:18,3m
Width:4,92m
Points of interest:Tug-hook, toilet, compass housing, telegraph unit in engine room
Hazards:sharp metal edges
Minimum level:OWD

Tugboat "Heino" (former "General Surovtsev) was built in 1902. in Riga. "Heino" sank on the  21st of  november 1944 when a magnet mine exploded next to the ship. Three crewmen died. Wreck lies close to the island of Aegna. The explosion has detached a part of engine room wall and captain’s bridge. The rest of the ship is quite well preserved.

Tutti
Max depth:16m
Decks:13-14m
Length:15,6m
Width:4,29m
Points of interest:old anchor, the helm
Hazards:sharp metal edges
Minimum level:OWD

Tugboat "Tutti" was built in 1898 in Hamburgis for the company called Thomas Clayhill & Sons.  Like "Heino" it also sank on the 21st of november 1944 by a magnet mine. One crewmen died because got stuck in the engine room. "Tutti" lies near the island  Aegna. It is quite well preserved Even the helm is standing. There is an old anchor near starboard side partially under the wreck. It can’t belong to “Tutti” because of its size and the anchor chain attached to it that goes on for 50m away from the wreck.

Polaris/Raa
Max depth:26m
Decks:22-24m
Length:32,27m
Width:8,67m
Points of interest:The helm, cargo holds, aft, oven with ceramic tiles on the deck
Hazards:nets, darkness
Minimum level:AOWD

The sailboat was built in 1917 in Koivisto, Finland . Length of the ship is 32,27m, width is  8,67m and draft 3,62m. Displacement was 226 BRT. The sailboat was named “Polaris" until 1938 when it was sold to a shipping company in Estonia called "Raa" . Since there already was a ship named “Polaris” in Estonia then it was renamed “Raa”. It is believed that the ship sank on the 8th of August in 1941 in an explosion. Now “Raa” is on 26m near the island of Aegna on its keel. All deck constructions are gone and the interior is also in disorder. 

Jaen Teär
Max depth:39m
Decks:34-36m
Length:40m
Width:9,72m
Points of interest:the helm, remains of masts, compass remains
Hazards:nets, depth, darkness
Minimum level:AOWD

Jaen Teär is in Tallinn Bay to the west of  Vahe-madal. The sailboat sank in 1944 and was built in Saaremaal in 1926. It sank because the fresh ice in wintertime cut through the hull. Grain was being transported at the time of sinking and that grain is there to this day. The helm is well preserved and there are remains of the compass on the decks. The wreck sits on its keel on 39m and is unfortunately on a shipping route. Special permit has to be obtained.

Iljuða
Max depth:15m
Decks:12-13m
Length:24m
Width:6m
Points of interest:cables inside, hatches, aft section
Hazards:current, cables
Minimum level:OWD

An “Iljusha” type (Projekt 1427) mine trawler that was sunk by the Soviet army. All deck constructions were removed before the sinking. The wreck is now at 15m on its keel.

Vanja
Max depth:18m
Decks:15m
Length:40,5m
Width:7,7m
Points of interest:forward section
Hazards:cables
Minimum level:AOWD

A “Vanja” type (Projekt 669) mine trawler sunk by the Soviet army. Forward and middle section damaged by the explosion. Aft section is intact and the wreck lays at 18m on its keel. The ship was made of wood and was powered by two M-870 diesel engines (2400hp) that generated speed up to 14 knots. There was a crew of 32 men.

Bungsberg
Max depth:38m
Decks:27-33m
Length:70m
Width:11m
Points of interest:intact hull, captain’s bridge, cargo holds, the helm, cabins, engine room
Hazards:depth, cold, dark, nets, possibility of penetration
Minimum level:AOWD + Deep Diver specialty

The wreck lays near the island Naissaare on its kel on 38m. Decks are at depth of  27-33m. The wreck is in one piece and very well preserved. It was built in 1924 in Howaldtswerke in Hamburg and was named. It got to be Bungsberg just for a short while when it was sunk by a mine in 1943. There is damage visible on the forward starboard side.

Christine
Max depth:27m
Decks:24m
Length:40m
Width:9,72m
Points of interest:the helm, engine room
Hazards:depth, nets, current
Minimum level:AOWD + Deep Diver specialty

Formerly a Dutch fishing trawler (ex Marie, KW 40) was a German Ost-Reval flotilla guardship with the designation ORe-35. In 1943 the germans used the ship to trawl for mines in Tallinn Bay and so it sank on the 24th of May in 1943. The ship was built in 1916 in Maasluij ship factory. The displacement of the ship was 127 brt. and it lays on 29m. The strong explosion has distorted the whole forward and middle section of the ship.


 
MO 4
Max depth:44m
Decks:42m
Length:26,9m
Width:4m
Points of interest:forward section, steering house
Hazards:depth, cold darkness
Minimum level:AOWD + Deep Diver specialty

MO-4 or the  “Malõi Ohotnik” is a fast destroyer with a wooden hull, low  sides and powerful engines. It reached speeds up to 26 knots and was armed with 2x 45mm ja 2x 12,7 mm machine guns. It also carried loads of different bombs and other ammunition. The crew consisted of  21 men. It lays on 44m in Tallinn Bay directly on a shipping route and requires a special permit to dive to. The torpedoes in the aft section were demolished in the mid 90’s.