Thus, the ship disappeared by the will of nature instead of that of man. Unfortunately, it is now located in a shallow area close to shore and many experts say a storm surge will probably destroy it. But for now we have a wonderful wreck that can be enjoyed even by beginner divers. This site is a wonderful adventure and makes for fabulous underwater photos of your adventures. It is a favorite of ours and ranks highly amongst our clients. Snorkelers love it too.
Beautiful tropical fish swim around the coral fingers of this colorful reef. Most notable is the large presence of neon Blue Chromis. In the sandy patches that separate each section of the reef we often come across stingrays and peacock flounders. Fascinating to watch are the garden eels who also call these sandy patches home. As they retreat into their sandy homes we can't help but wonder how they sensed our presence. This reef is also a favorite spot to explore as a Night Dive where we can see the parrotfish sleep in their “cryogenic looking” holes.
Originally known as M.V. Norbrae, St. George was built in 1962 in the shipyard Ardrossan in Strathclyde, Scotland. This transatlantic cargo of 240 feet long, carrying wheat and barley between Norway and the Americas, was abandoned at the port of Santo Domingo after 20 years of service and got its new name after surviving all the fury of Hurricane George in 1998.
On June 12, 1999, St. George was sunk at sea in the area of La Romana-Bayahibe, Dominican Republic with the purpose of creating an artificial reef and interesting dive site.
The sheer depth of this wreck has your senses tingling! And although the total bottom time is relatively short as compared to shallower dives, it is definitely worth the visit!
There are 2 options for this dive, one is to stay shallower (around 12 meters) and one is to go deep and follow the sloping reef down to 30 meters. Great dive either way.