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TOP 10: MALTESE SHIPWRECKS EVERY DIVER SHOULD VISIT

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By The Swag Team   -  November 12, 2014


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Malta has many shipwrecks which make great diving sites. People come here from all over the world to dive in our waters all through the year, so SWAG thought it was apt to bring together a top 10 list of fantastic sites, as suggested by Jason Fabri of Watercolours Dive Centre.

  1. BLENHEIM BOMBER

1. BLENHEIM BOMBER malta,  Dive Site: Blenheim bomber 

 Location: Coast of Delimara, 800 metres off Xrobb l-Ghagin 

 Description: Aircraft 

  Length: 13 metres  

 Depth: 42 metres max  

 Visibility: 35 - 40 metres 

   

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1. BLENHEIM BOMBER
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Dive Site: Blenheim bomber

Location: Coast of Delimara, 800 metres off Xrobb l-Ghagin

Description: Aircraft

Length: 13 metres

Depth: 42 metres max 

Visibility: 35 - 40 metres

 

This information comes from this source



  2. BRISTOL BEAUFIGHTER

2. BRISTOL BEAUFIGHTER malta,  Dive Site: Bristol Beaufighter 

 Location: St Julian’s Point 

 Description: Strike Fighter 

 Length: 13 metres 

 Depth: 38 metres max 

 Visibility: 10-20 metres 

   

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2. BRISTOL BEAUFIGHTER
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Dive Site: Bristol Beaufighter

Location: St Julian’s Point

Description: Strike Fighter

Length: 13 metres

Depth: 38 metres max

Visibility: 10-20 metres

 

This information comes from this source.



  3. HM DRIFTER EDDY

3. HM DRIFTER EDDY malta,  Dive Site: HMS Drifter Eddy 

 Location: 1 mile outside the entrance of Valletta Harbour 

 Description: Dredger/drifter 

 Depth: 27 metres 

 Visibility: Not very good 

   

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3. HM DRIFTER EDDY
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Dive Site: HMS Drifter Eddy

Location: 1 mile outside the entrance of Valletta Harbour

Description: Dredger/drifter

Depth: 27 metres

Visibility: Not very good

 

This information comes from this source.



  4. UM EL FAROUD

4. UM EL FAROUD malta,  Dive Site: Um El Faroud 

 Location: Wied Iz Zurrieq, near Qrendi (location of the Blue Grotto) 

 Description: 10,000 ton container ship 

 Length: 110 metres  

 Depth: 12 metres to top of the funnel, 25 metres to lowest deck, 36 metres to sea floor 

 Visibility: 30 metres  

   

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4. UM EL FAROUD
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Dive Site: Um El Faroud

Location: Wied Iz Zurrieq, near Qrendi (location of the Blue Grotto)

Description: 10,000 ton container ship

Length: 110 metres 

Depth: 12 metres to top of the funnel, 25 metres to lowest deck, 36 metres to sea floor

Visibility: 30 metres 

 

This information comes from this source



  5. HMS HELLESPONT

5. HMS HELLESPONT malta,  Dive Site: Hellespont 

 Location: 2 miles outside the entrance of Valletta Harbour 

 Description: Paddle steamer 

 Length: 9 metres 

 Depth: 41 metres 

 Visibility: Not very good 

   

  This information comes from  this source .  

   
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5. HMS HELLESPONT
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Dive Site: Hellespont

Location: 2 miles outside the entrance of Valletta Harbour

Description: Paddle steamer

Length: 9 metres

Depth: 41 metres

Visibility: Not very good

 

This information comes from this source.

 



  6. HMS MAORI

6. HMS MAORI malta,  Dive Site: HMS Maori 

 Location: Marsamxett Harbour, Valletta, Malta. 30 degrees from entry point 

 Description: Destroyer 

 Length: 35 metres, still intact 

 Depth: 8 - 16 metres  

 Visibility: 10 metres  

   

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6. HMS MAORI
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Dive Site: HMS Maori

Location: Marsamxett Harbour, Valletta, Malta. 30 degrees from entry point

Description: Destroyer

Length: 35 metres, still intact

Depth: 8 - 16 metres 

Visibility: 10 metres 

 

This information comes from this source



  7. LE POLYNESIEN

7. LE POLYNESIEN malta,  Dive Site: Le Polynesien 

 Location: 7 miles outside the entrance of Valletta Grand Harbour 

 Description: Passenger liner 

 Length: 152 metres 

 Depth: 43 - 63 metres 

   

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7. LE POLYNESIEN
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Dive Site: Le Polynesien

Location: 7 miles outside the entrance of Valletta Grand Harbour

Description: Passenger liner

Length: 152 metres

Depth: 43 - 63 metres

 

This information comes from this source.



  8. HMS SCHNELLBOOT S-31

8. HMS SCHNELLBOOT S-31 malta,  Dive Site: Schenllboot S-31 

 Location: 1 mile offshore from the Grand Harbour 

 Description: S-Boat 

  Depth: 73 metres  

   

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8. HMS SCHNELLBOOT S-31
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Dive Site: Schenllboot S-31

Location: 1 mile offshore from the Grand Harbour

Description: S-Boat

Depth: 73 metres

 

This information comes from this source.



  9. HMS SOUTHWOLD

9. HMS SOUTHWOLD malta,  Dive Site: HMS Southwold 

 Location: 1.5 miles off Marsascala Bay 

 Description: Destroyer 

 Length: 86 metres 

 Depth: Bow in 68 metres and stern in 73 metres 

   

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9. HMS SOUTHWOLD
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Dive Site: HMS Southwold

Location: 1.5 miles off Marsascala Bay

Description: Destroyer

Length: 86 metres

Depth: Bow in 68 metres and stern in 73 metres

 

This information comes from this source.



  10. HMS STUBBORN

10. HMS STUBBORN malta,  Dive Site: HMS Stubborn 

 Location: Buggiba, 2 miles off of Qawra Point 

 Description: S-class submarine 

 Length: 66 metres  

 Depth: 53 metres max  

 Visibility: 30 metres  

   

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10. HMS STUBBORN
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Dive Site: HMS Stubborn

Location: Buggiba, 2 miles off of Qawra Point

Description: S-class submarine

Length: 66 metres 

Depth: 53 metres max 

Visibility: 30 metres 

 

This information comes from this source.








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