What you will see
Sandy bottom, Sea Life, Wreck
Located in a sheltered spot near the UNESCO Nature Reserve of the Berlengas Islands, the Vapor Do Trigo wreck (also known as the Andreos wreck) is a dive site that can be accessed even when the conditions are rough. The area surrounding the boiler room is inhabited by large lobsters and Conger eels. There are lots of interesting holes and cracks to explore along the hull, which is still very much intact.
You’ll spot solo Snappers hovering around as well as schools of them close by, and let's not forget to mention a truly impressive spectacle, thanks to the merging of several different currents, of the one and only Moonfish! Often you can see up to 10 of them!
Vapor do Tripgo - originally "Andreos" was a 4,438-ton Greek steam cargo ship.
The "Andreos" was built by N. Goulandris Bros. & Z. A. Vrondisis in 1901 and was sailing from Novorossisk to Falmouth, when she ran aground at the Berlengas on November 20 1926, due to a storm. She carried a load of wheat, hence the name "Vapor do Trigo" (Wheat steam ship). It lies at a depth of 30 meters
The wreck is badly damaged because some elements such as the masts were demolished using explosives for navigation safety.
--Photos by Pedro Bernardo