58 53.357 N, 003 11.394W
LENGTH: 112m

SMS Karlsruhe 3D Shipwreck

Explore the SMS Karlsruhe shipwreck in 3D. Simply drag with your mouse to move around the wreck.

SMS Karlsruhe is often dismissed as the poor relative of her sister ships in deeper water. The fact that she is shallower and more broken can make her feel less significant somehow, slightly too easy, too accessible.

But, as a dive, the more she is explored, the more this sentiment is dispelled. The mechanics are easier to decipher, there is less pressure on time and exposure, she somehow feels more welcoming, less spiky.

With care and thought, this is a dive that ranks amongst the best, on a ship that is as advanced as they come. Maybe sometimes these things just take time to sink in.

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Wrecks Protected Status

In recognition of their historical and cultural importance, the wrecks of the Cöln, Dresden, Brummer, Karlsruhe, Kronprinz Wilhelm, König and Markgraf have been protected as scheduled monuments. Divers are welcome to enjoy and respect these wrecks but removal of artefacts from them is illegal. For more information, please visit the: MCA Website

The 3D shipwreck visualisation is intended as a guide only and does not pretend to be entirely accurate. Always research/plan your dive with care and always dive within your limits. 3deep Media, Orkney Island Council or any other organisations involved with this website do not accept any responsibility for injury or loss of life as a result of diving in Scapa Flow.

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