Panormitis wreck

FJELLSTRAND. A Norwegian ship, seized by Nazis and sunk on Kalymnos Island!

"FJELLSTRAND", translated to "Mountain Beach" in English, was a luxury ship at it's time. With smoke salon, its own ladies' lounge, a first class dining room and a deck lounge.

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  • 1935 built in Oslo Norway,
  • 1941 seized by Kriegsmarine, the Nazis navy
  • 1945 agrouned and taken over by NBDS.
  • 1958 sold to a Greek shipowner and renamed to STELLA.
  • 1960 renamed to PANORMITIS and made the itinerrary Pireaus, Kalymnos, Kos, Rhodes.
  • 26/1/1966 sunk on Kalymnos Island. Perhaps on purpose and without victims.

The wreck of PANORMITIS.

The broken wreck lays from 37 to 32 meters depth. It is available for Advanced Open Water Divers or higher. And to Open Water Divers as an adventure dive towards their AOWD course.

Panormitis wreck  Back part of Panormitis wreck A toilet is still intact! Engraved swastika on the anchor!


We learned the historical background of Panormitis wreck from a Norwegian group of divers. Tom Harbo and his friends Aslak, Knut, Dag and Anne Mari, visited us in July 2015 to dive Panormitis wreck. 

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Mikes Reissis
+30 6973015550

Mikes Reissis,  Managing Instructor, Reservations

Nikolas Reissis
+30 6947604120 

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Find us in Hotel ELIES, Panormos See us on Google map

Find ELIES square at about:

  • 3 kilometers from Masouri towards Kalymnos port
  • 6 kilometers from Kalymnos port 

About us

Kalymnos Island

Kalymnos is an unspoiled picturesque Greek island. Located between Kos and Leros in the Aegean sea, Greece.

KALYMNOS Diving Center

We are an authorized PADI 5 Star Dive Resort. The only one on the island. Pioneer since 2008.

KALYMNOS Diving Center is an Authorized PADI 5 Star Dive Resort

With individual care and attention, we offer:

Recreational scuba diving and PADI training for beginners and for certified divers.

Diving holidays packages for buddies, families, groups and solo travelers.

We offer Free PADI eLearning for all courses.

Decrypting the "PADI 5 Star Dive Resort"

PADI = Professional Association of Diving Instructors. The biggest diving training organization worldwide.

5 Star = we provide professional and outstanding service

Dive Resort = we cater to the traveling diver.

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