dive site type: wreck
depth range: 0-35 m (wreck 8-35 m)
distance from the diving center: 8 nm
short characteristic: a 72-meters long steamship wreck Teti, lying on the sandy bottom from 1930, famous from a picturesque spare steering wheel, close to which moray eels and conger fish live
On the west coast of the island of Vis there is located, picturesquely situated at the foot of the Hum hill, the second largest town of the island – Komiža. This old fishing village now attracts crowds of tourists. Here you can admire the most beautiful sunsets on Vis. When the sun is hiding in the waters of Komiža bay, the last orange rays illuminate a sandstone-built town. The Komiža bay is a deep bay, stretching from the Stupišće peninsula in the south to the islets of Veli Barjak and Mali Barjak in the north. These islets are located near the westernmost cape of Vis – Barijoška. Mali Barjak is further off the Vis island – the distance is about 600 meters.
On May 23, 1930, a very strong wind from the south (jugo) blew. The sea was so turbulent that waves surfaced over the islet of Mali Barjak. Despite the weather conditions, an Italian steamship – Teti – were passing the island of Vis. Experienced crew misjudged the distance from the island and the ship hit the islet of Mali Barjak. Local fishermen, under the command of the port’s captain, came to help and saved the lives of all crew members. Unfortunately, it failed to save the steel ship built in 1883. With the next storms, the wreck began to sink deeper and deeper on offshore part of the slope of the islet of Mali Barjak, finally touching the sandy bottom at the depth of 35 m.