Min qualification : Advanced Open Water & diving experience.
At 22.20 on Tuesday 26 September 2000, theExpress Saminahit a rocky islet and sank 2 km off the coast of Paros.
After the collision the ship lurched violently to port and the power supply failed. All on board were then left in the dark, scrambling for life jackets and life-rafts, as the ship began sinking by the bow. The Express Samina took 45 minutes to sink.The boat is at the bottom with the side and the max depth of the wreck is about 37 meters from the surface.
The Express Samina was one of the oldest ferries in the Greek domestic fleet. Built in 1966, she was originally the French SNCM ferry Corse. She operated in Greece from the mid 1980s. Until early in 2000 she sailed as the Golden Vergina. Sold to Minoan Flying Dolphins/Hellas Ferries for the very low figure she was renamed Express Samina and her passenger facilities were refurbished.