K-18 Bryza


 54° 36′ 21.7″ N , 18° 47′ 39.1″ E

Depth above the wreck: 10m

Depth at the bottom: 21m



K-18 was built in the Gdańsk River Shipyard – Stogi. She entered service on January 10, 1965. A steel hull made of six blocks composed of flat and spatial sections. The cutter could carry passengers. The engine room is located in the central part of the ship under the main deck between frames 23 and 31. The machine shaft passes through the deck, wheelhouse and ends with a chimney. Until 1978, she sailed under the name “Bryza” as a passenger and transport ship, later a connecting cutter. Bryza served in the 43rd Auxiliary Squadron Division in the 9th Coastal Defense Flotilla in Hel. She ended her service in the Polish Navy in 2001. Purchased in May 2008 by the city of Hel from a company that scraps old ships for the purpose of sinking in the bay waters near the port of Hel as an attraction for divers.


Length 28.82 m
A width of 6.20 m
Draft 1.85 m
Displacement 135 t
Crew of 12 sailors (+36 passengers)
2 “WOLA” diesel engines with 300 hp
2 three-blade screws
speed 11 kn
1100 nm range



The shipwreck is perfectly prepared for divers. You can visit it diving from the boat and the shore. A buoy signaling the position of the wreck is permanently attached to it. The wreck lies on the embankment, slightly tilted to the starboard side. It is devoid of nets and elements that a diver could get hooked on. Through numerous open spaces you can enter and explore it from the inside, of course after proper training.

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