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Liveabord Croatia: Wreck Lina

Lina, a 70-meter  steel lady, was built in Newcastle in1879 as Ville de Namour. For 22 years she sailed Oceans of the World before she was sold to Vicenzo Granata. On a foggy winter night on 14th January 1914, captain Giuseppe Cicconardi lost course and hit the rocks on the NW coast of island Cres. At the time of the accident, Lina was carrying wood from Rijeka to Italy.

Today Lina is one of the most popular dive sites among wreck hunters in Croatia, as well as with different species as she is habitat for a variety of marine life. Her bow lies at 20 meters, bridge and engine room at 40, but to see all of her one would need to dive to 55 meters.

To see this beautiful, well-preserved lady and all of her many inhabitants join us on our Wrecks of Kvarner liveaboard.