SG115 Coast Guard Wreck

SG 115 is an old coast guard ship that was sunk by BOSAD in 2007 to be an artificial reef around Black Island. After leaving the rocky coastline, across the Neptune grass, SG 115 looms in the distance. The stern is at 17 m deep and the bow is at 26m.

Squid eggs grow on the mast. Depending on the time of the season schools of jackfish and barracudas may be encountered. Around the wreck, you can spot groupers and other local fish.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 22 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Artificial Reef
  • Drift Dive
  • Snorkeling
  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Macro Spot
  • Wreck Dive

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Dives

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Dive sites nearby

Fridge Bay has two dive sites to visit; one is left of the bay and has a smooth sloping topography. The other site is only for advanced divers as reaches depths of 18 to 30 meters. You need an experienced dive leader to find this spot since it is in the middle of the bay, surrounded by seagrass.

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C-47 Dakota is a military plane wreck with a length of 20m and wing width of 30m. It was sunk by BOSAD in 2007. Its depth starts at 19m and descends to 33m. In 2010 the wreck was broken into two pieces and the body/tail part drifted deeper. The left engine was also broken as she was moving.

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Fener Alti is at the northwest corner of the Black Island. It is a 20-minute journey to reach by boat. An ideal point for both advanced divers, open water divers, and beginners. The rock formations start from 5 meters and goes down to 20 meters.

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Smuggler’s Bay is famous since Ottoman Times and used by drug smugglers from Greek islands. The bay makes a deep cut on the island’s profile and it is very hard to see the bay from distance. There is also a very long and winding underwater cave system with an entrance right below the sea level.

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This site is on the back of the Black Island at a depth of 12 meters. The cave is full of wreckfish and tubeworms. There is light in the cave. However, do not forget your torch for a better view. One by one, swim up the chimney and be careful not to kick the sponges. It is easy to see many kinds of fragile corals.

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The most beautiful and fascinating dive site in Bodrum. Big Reef has all the diving opportunities in it. The depth starts at 7m (25 ft). Divers can use the anchor chain for an easy descent to the top of the reef. lt has a wall that faces Black Island and drops straight down from 7 meters to 34 meters.

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Small Reef lays 200 meters from the Big Reef towards Bodrum. Lots of fish are here waiting to be seen. The depth starts at 5m (15 ft) to 26m (78ft). This site is 15 min. from the harbor by dive boat.

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The TCG Pinar 1 was a Navy Coastguard water carrying ship. It has been sunk by BOSAD (Bodrum Sualtı Derneği) in May 2007 to create an artificial reef for divers. It has a length of 37m and 7m width. The stern lies at 20m and descends to around 30m.

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This dive site is popular with those who like to do deep and drop-off dives. The site is between Pınar-1 wreck and Poyraz Bay. It is usually windy and choppy. The dive site has a drop-off first down to 17 m then to 45+ m.

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An ideal point for both advanced divers, open water divers, and beginners. It is 15 minutes journey to reach there by boat. Rock formations start from 3 meters and gradually go down to 35-40 meters. At this site you may expect to see scorpeon fish, groupers, a car wreck! and lots of broken amphora.

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