What you will see
Sandy bottom, Sea Life, Wreck
Corvette General Pereira d'Eça is one of the three ships that were sunk close to the Madeira Islands.
She lyes less than 1 mile away from the coast in a full marine reserve area at a depth of 30 meters.
Like other ships that today host fantastic dives, this vessel was sunk with the objective of creating an artificial reef to attract many different species and enthusiasts of wreck diving.
The NRP General Pereira d'Eça (tack number F477) was a corvette of the João Coutinho class. The ship was named after António Pereira de Eça.
In June 2013, the Regional Government of Madeira formalized an application with the Ministry of National Defense for the assignment of two vessels in the process of being slaughtered for use as an artificial reef, including the corvette General Pereira d'Eça and the Corvette Afonso Cerqueira, another fantastic dive spot you can check here in PortugalDive.com.
On 28 October 2014, it was announced that the corvette General Pereira d'Eça would be destined to serve as an artificial reef in the Autonomous Region of Madeira and was finally sunk in the bay of Porto Santo on 13 July 2016.
-- Photos by: Albano Mesquita, Luis Ralão, Pedro Vasconcelos