Mardinian was a British cargo ship that was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine on May 19, 1917 off the coast of Santa Pola on a voyage from Calcutta to London. In the area she is known as “El Cacahué” because after torpedoing it, cocoa beans washed up on the beach, her cargo, which was mistaken for peanuts. She is found between 47 and 56 meters deep. This wreck allows you to dive along its long deck where you can find schools of dentex, squid and, hopefully, sunfish, and enter the engine room, which is in good condition. The only problem is that the visibility is usually not very good. The level required for immersion is advanced.

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Autonomous Community: Valencian Community

Provincia: Alicante

Localidad: Santa Pola



Apelativo: Cacahué

Año del hundimiento: 1917

Causas: Torpedeado por un submarino

Año de construcción: 1913

Lugar: W. Harkess & Son Ltd. (Middlesborough)

Eslora: 95

Manga: 13

Puntal (altura): 6

Profundidad máxima: 56

Profundidad media: 50

Profundidad mínima: 47