Join us as we explore the wreckage of Bianca C and visit up close and personal just why this site is called the Titanic of the Caribbean! Choose a single dive or a 10-dive package, how long you choose to dive is up to you!
What to Expect
The Bianca C, otherwise known as the “Titanic of the Caribbean”, the ship was a 600 foot 22000 ton cruise liner owned by the Italian Costa Line which sank in 1961 off the coast of Grenada. An explosion in the engine room led to a fire which spread throughout the Bianca C and which burned so fiercely that the hull glowed red and the sea around the cruise ship boiled!
All passengers and crew were evacuated and taken to safety by a flotilla of small craft and looked after by the local people. The cruise ship sank while under tow by a British naval vessel. She broke her tow line and instead of ending up beached on Point Salines (as was planned), her rudder seized full to starboard, she veered off out to sea. Before they could reestablish a line to her, she sank.
The wreck now lies in 50m of water at the base of Whibbles Reef. The collapsed funnel of the wreck still sporting a large letter C indicating the "Costa Line". Some of the lifeboat davits make useful landmarks on your cruise to the bridge.
Shoals of small fish, which in turn are surrounded by numbers of larger fish, surround this mast. The top of the food chain is most usually a large barracuda or two, although Black Tip sharks and Bull sharks have been spotted.
- Knowledgeable Guide
- Tanks and Weights
- 10% Local Taxes
What's Not Included
- Diving Equipment (available for purchase at check-out)
- 2 Marine Park Fee
The Calabash Hotel L'Anse Aux Epines St. George's, Grenada, W.I.