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The Greek steamship the Spyros sank in 1937 off the coast of Portimao as it was bound for Hamburg from Istanbul, carrying a cargo of cereals and vegetables. Seeking protection from a storm that was sweeping the region, the Spyros came in closer to land, but struck a submerged rock just below the surface. Being close to land, the crew abandoned ship, but even so, sadly 7 of them drowned in the storm.

The wreck is quite split, however she still offers a very interesting dive, given its shallow depth and the wide variety of marine species that take refuge amongst its ruins, such as scorpion fish, gobies, mullets, breams, cuttlefish, octopus, rock crabs and spider crabs.

Diving profileSpiros

  • Level: Easy
  • Depth: 8m - 10m
  • Seabed: Sand
  • Average water Temperature: Winter (14º-18º) Summer (18º-23º)
  • Visibility: Medium
  • Best season for diving: September & October
  • Closest hyperbaric chamber: 20' by boat