Althorpe Island is located opposite the Innes National Park, in Yorke Peninsula. The spot is an tiny island, studded with dive sites walls of over 65 ft/20 m, three wrecks and seal colonies to name a few. Minimum winter temperatures average around 4°C/39.2°F and the maximum can reach 40°C/140°F during summer.
- ABOUT THE SPOT
Scuba Diving in Cristobal Colon, North Rock, Bermuda
Bermuda is surrounded by shipwrecks, the majority of which can be rated as amazing dive sites. But the most notable and at the same time the biggest shipwreck here is Cristobal Colon.
It was a Spanish Steam liner that sank in 1936. Nowadays it lies between North Rock and North Breaker. What makes this dive site so special is the vast number of ship parts that are almost intact, such as engines, propellers, steam turbines and the outstanding marine life. Divers are able to see soft and hard corals, an abundance of reef fish, barracuda and even sea turtles.
The average depth here is 14 m/45.9 ft and the maximum depth is 16.8 m/55.1 ft. In addition, visibility is good and varies from 10 m/32.8 ft to 30 m/98.4 ft. Note that access to the spot is by boat. Finally, the ideal period to visit Cristobal Colon is during spring and fall months and it accommodates both the beginner and more experienced diver.