exact circumstances of why it sank are still unclear, as is the name since the
wrecks name was "Istra" for long time. The cargo ship was built in
the Netherlands and took his name "Hans Schmidt" from his last German
This cargo ship sank in 1943 by hitting an anti-mine craft and was broken in two parts, a bow which is 10 meters long and the residual part of the wreck, which is 10 meters away. Diving through the wreck is possible because of its size and passing ability.
interesting and of historical interest is the special type of anchor that has
not been in production for more than 100 years. In consideration of its old
age, it is very well preserved and covered by interesting underwater flora and
The ship is protected by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of
Croatia, diving is possible only through diving centres that have the special
approval of the Ministry of Culture. Suitable for AOWD with a minimum of 50
dives, deep specialty.
Decompression Dives only for divers who have a certification for it. We offer Deep Specialty, Wreck Specialty, and Enriched air Nitrox to dive on Wreck!