PSS PATRIS on SW Kea – a British-built paddle steamer sunk in 1868. The Patris was making for Syros Island but foundered on the reef in the dark. All four hundred passengers and crew were rescued. She now sits in two sections at 50m and 30m. She’s a sleeping beauty, covered with growth all along the rib-like structures.
Please note, this is not a regular recreational dive trip and more extensive planning is required in terms of gas requirement, deco exposure and diving practice. Upon finishing analysing your gas mixes and building your equipment, there will be a thorough briefing on the description of the wreck, dive profile and safety procedures.
Given that more time is required for preps, you are kindly requested to arrive promptly at the dive centre to check out all your rental equipment and gases without having to rush anything.
Please make sure that you have your dive certification card(s) with you, or any evidence (mobile app, pdf, doc) that proves your qualification(s). Trimix certification if using Trimix mixes.
You are required to fill out the necessary forms for the content of your mixes and tank rentals.
We also ask you need to fill out and sign the medical questionnaire and liability release forms.
All tanks used will be supplied by Scubalife and prepared before the dive trip. Please let us know your mix preference beforehand.
Diving destination is normally announced three days prior to actual trip date based on weather forecast.
All dives are subject to weather and sea conditions. Whilst every attempt will be made to ensure that trip will actually run, in case of non diveable conditions at the pre-announced spot, Scubalife will offer the choice of the following options:
Alternative dive destination if possible
Full refund of the trip in case trip is canceled
Trip must be paid in full 24 hours prior to departure date and time.