Respiro Dive Center

Respiro Dive Center

Found in February 2015                                HERAS project
Soviet M class submarine (M34)
discovered during HERAS Project


Finding site: difficult

Visibility: 5-15 m

Current: weak to moderate

Dive difficulty: difficult

Presence of lines or nets: high

Historical interest: high

Photographic interest: high

Biological interest: medium


Type of wreck: Soviet "Malyutka" class submarine

Nationality: USSR

Year of construction: 1939

Displacement: 206/256 T

Length: 44.5 m

Width: 3.3 m

Date of sinking: October, 1941

Cause of sinking: possible collision with a mine 

Site position: 9 km South-East of Costinesti

Geographical coordinates: 43° 54.749'N ; 28° 44.676'E

Survivors: none

Cargo: empty

Minimum depth: 34 m

Maximum depth: 38 m