The steamship Afrika was a german freighter that was captured by the norwegians just as the war broke out in April 1940. After the capture she was stored in Ulvik, but the norwegians reckoned it wouldn't be long until the germans came for her. She was taken out into the fjord, and loaded with explosives in order to sink her. As thought, the germans came, but a bit too early. Two norwegians quickly rowed out to Afrika and in fact cut the fuses in half to speed up the process. The sinking was a success, and today she rests at 29m depth a few hundred meters from land in the beautiful town of Ulvik in Hardanger.

Usually, Afrika is covered by poor visibility due to the disposed water from the local powerstation, but this last day of February we had an absolutely epic visibility, allowing us to view the wreck in all its glory. Fantastic dive, great penetration opportunities and a very nice 125m long wreck. The shallow waters allowed us to have a beautiful and long dive with limited decompression.


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