DIVE  SITES

The Rozi Tugboat

Location

North Malta

Depth/length

35m, 40-50 mins

The Rozi Photo

The Dive:

The most famous wreck dive in the Maltese Islands, scuttled in 1992 as a tourist attraction, the Rozi has been delighting divers for nearly 20 years. Sitting on a sandy seabed not far from the reef edge, this 40m long Tugboat is home for an incredible array of marine life. From the smallest Nudibranch to the huge Morays & Wreck Fish there`s something for everyone. Penetration is available and interesting but limited on this wreck. The rear section is open, allowing easy access to the engine area. The deck level has some passageways and rooms, the wheel house is still perfectly intact and offers some great photo opportunities. At 34m, this dive is recommended for advanced or above – well worth taking your wreck, deep or advanced course to see!

Sightings:

Bream, Eagle Ray, Wreck Fish, Barracuda, Dusky Grouper, Saupe, Nudibranch, Moray Eel, Octopus.

Video:

Video of the Rozi dive, Feb 2015

P29 Patrol Boat

Location

Cirkewwa, North Malta

Depth/length

35m, 40-50 mins

The P29 Patrol Boat Photo

The Dive:

If you`re a metal head, then you`ll love this dive! Scuttled in 2007, this wreck is in pristine condition. With it being relatively new, marine life is growing day-by-day. The P29 has so many doors and holes chopped in it, you can go almost anywhere inside. Penetration is still very easy, all knobs and levers can still be turned and twisted. Average depth for this dive is 30m, and visibility ranges from 20-40m.

Um el Faroud

Location

Wied iz Zurrieq ‚ South West Malta

Depth/length

34m, 40-50 mins

Um El Faroud

The Dive:

The Um el Faroud is a tanker ship sitting upright at a depth of 35m. This is a large wreck‚ approx 110m long and 16m wide. This dive is recommended for advanced divers and above due to the depth, distance and currents that can be experienced here. The Um el Faroud is great for penetration as doors and windows have been removed for your safety. The rudder and propellor are still intact making a great photo opportunity, and there`s an abundance of marine life both on the wreck and nearby reef.

Sightings:

Barracuda, Large Bream, Nudibranch, Damsel Fish, Jacks, Spanish Dancers, Octopus.

MV Karwela

Location

Xatt L Ahmar‚ Gozo

Depth/length

42m, 30-32 mins

MV Karwela

The Dive:

Scuttled for divers in 2006, the MV Karwela was previously a passenger ferry used by the Captain Morgan tour company. 50m in length, sitting upright & intact on the sand, there`s plenty to explore. The twin screws are still in position and penetration is easy, using the doors and stairways, eventually bringing you up to the wheelhouse. There is also a surprise find situated on the rear deck platform, for those with keen eyes. This wreck is close to a dramatic wall, and has a nice reef to make the required safety stop, enjoyable on the return journey.

Sightings:

Bream, Cuttle Fish, Dusky Grouper, Saupe, Nudibranch, Moray Eel, Octopus.

MV Cominoland

Location

Xatt L Ahmar, Gozo

Depth/length

42m, 30-40 mins

MV Cominoland

The Dive:

Built in 1942, serving as passenger & car ferry, then scuttled in August 2006 alongside the Karewla, the Cominoland is another superb wreck to play on. Only recently sunk, marine life is just beginning to make it home, but excellent penetration is available and with some slight storm damage to the bow end this gives the wreck a spooky feel. With the addition of these two new wrecks in Xatt L Ahmar, Gozo is worth a couple of visits, with the famous Blue Hole and Inland Sea sites making an excellent 2nd day. Again, the depth of this dive would be better suited to those with training or experience in the deeper side of diving.

Sightings:

Bream, Cuttle Fish, Dusky Grouper, Saupe, Nudibranch, Moray Eel, Octopus.

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