Pressed into Kriegsmarine service, KNM Uller was laying mines in the Sognefjord when she came under attack from a Norwegian Heinkel He 115
KNM Uller was discovered in 2009
KNM Uller was a flat-iron gunboat built in 1876. She was later rebuilt as a minelayer and captured by the Germans when they invaded Norway on April 9, 1940. A bomb got very close to the ship, and as a result, the captain beached her on some small skerries. Later a storm built up and as a result, consequently lifted the wreck off the skerries, she therefore sank and was found as late as 2009 in 55 meters of water.
KNM Uller is partly intact with her huge muzzle-loading cannon as the main attraction, she lies on a sandy slope, still relatively intact and is a splendid dive for technical divers. The 27-meter long gunship was equipped with two steam engines and several guns and cannons. She carried 50 mines and was deploying the minefield outside Bergen the day before the German invasion.
At around 50 meters depth the stern of KNM Uller rest, with her large propeller and rudder as an amazing sight. On the bottom next to the wreck there are still the remains of several mines, more of which can be found on the starboard side on the deck.
DivingThis package offers some of the best wreck dives in Europe. We have divers from all around the world, who visit us to the experience intact wrecks. Our wrecks are protected in the fjords easily accessible with good diving conditions. Currents can not be compared with elsewhere in Europe as we have almost no difference in tides. With more than 25 wrecks to choose from, we can promise you good dives in almost any weather conditions.
Photo & VideoAre you a photographer or like to shoot, you have unique opportunities. We have an average viz water at around 15-18m, where the winter months December January and February offers up to 30m. detailed explanations before dives will give you the correct information needed to choose the right lens etc.
AvailabilityYou can dive this package throughout the year with slight variations in viz, but favorable periods has very good visibility up to 30 meters + in the winter months Water temperature is highest in August with up to 22 Celsius and lowest in March with 6 celsius.
The package includes:
- Accommodation in shared twin rooms at Gulen Dive Resort
- Dive trips
- Tanks, weights and air for all dives
- Detailed wreck briefing
- Social gathering with other wreck enthusiasts
- After dive in 200BAR
The package does NOT include:
- Trimix and deco gas
- Flights/transfer/travel costs or dive equipment
- Food (self-catering)
The package can be extended with:
- Transfer: To and from airport
- Food: Dinner served everyday
- Gas: Nitrox,Trimix and deco gas cost
- Equipment: Deco bottles and renting equipment
Rates and bookingWe offer several lengths of stay by default, but we are flexible if you want to make changes. No need to do anything no, if you need to ad or change som dives, or type of dive, we can do that when you are with us in Gulen.
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Read more about other wrecks on these pages
Read more about some spectacular wrecks, the list is an extract of more than 20 wrecks that we have in our area.
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- Read about SS Frankenvald
- Read about SS Fernedale & Parat
- Read about SS Havda
- Read about DS Welheim
- Read about SS Bandak