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In 1977 the Aries merchant ship was returning from Morocco headed to the port of A Pobra do Caramiñal loaded with fertilizer when it wrecked. Her crew - made up of six arousan sailors - were practically reaching land when tragedy struck. An extraordinary storm in the estuary seemed to be the main reason behind it. The whole that opened in the lower part of the hull was of such caliber that nothing could be done to save the structure. The best of this misfortune was that the six crew members were able to save their lives and live to tell the story of the ship. 

This extraordinary merchant  became a wreck that still maintains a magnificent state of conservation. The entire structure is virtually intact and the whole opened by the impact can be still located in the helmet. The boat still rests  on its keel in the upright position. A total of 21 meters separate the wreck of the surface. Divers can enter the cabin and the toilets, as they are still well preserved, and see the old tub and cabin compartments and bridge. After almost four decades  underwater, Aries has become one more element of the seabed with which marine species have become familiar. Crabs, spider crabs, cuttlefish, St. Peter's fish are some of the species that can be observed.

The good state of conservation of the ship and the low level of difficulty of the dive make it a very attractive site for novel divers

Aries ShipwreckRia de Arousa

  • Level: -
  • Depth: 14m to 25 m
  • Seabed: sand
  • Average water Temperature: 15ºC - 16ºC
  • Visibility: Good
  • Best season for diving: All year round
  • Closest hyperbaric chamber: 160 km (approx)

Images of Aries Shipwreck