SMS Karlsruhe is the most broken up cruiser remaining in Scapa Flow but this does not detract from the wreck. Inaccessible areas on other cruisers become accessible on Karlsruhe.
As a result this wreck offers plenty of opportunity for exploration without the need for complex penetrations into an unknown jungle of enclosed spaces.
The SMS Karlsruhe can initially appear as a jumble but, once the patterns are explained and recognised, the wreck comes alive.
With her starboard side lying in 25 metres of water a diver can spend upwards of 40 minutes on a single dive, investigating the mysteries this wreck has to offer.
This vessel certainly bodes well for the future of diving in Scapa Flow proving that, as the wrecks age and break up, they will continue to offer spectacular diving.