St Paul’s Island
A short boat trip form st pauls bay and we can begin to explore the reefs around this little island which has been reputed to be the place that st Paul was ship wrecked and so brought Christianity to Malta. Starting form 5 meters we can descend to max depth of 25 meters tracing the reef wall and rocky seabed.
This dive begins once the boat is anchored close the collapsed cave that forms one of the spectacular features of this dive. depth varies form 5 to 25 meters and we usually conclude the dive by exploring the inside if the blow hole that the strong Maltese winter storms has created.
Always a favourite with visitors to our shores this shallow network of caverns and caves delights all who visit. One of the highlights is the time spent feeding the shoals of bream that flock to any diver that even hints that a snack is being offered.
A site ideal for photographs where the white sandy bottom reflects the warm Mediterranean sun rays shining through.
Dropping anchor in the shallows the dive usually starts by a decent through a tunnel from 5 to 17 meters. Then if you wish a further overhead is created by massive boulders offering yet more exploration. Coming back to the reef wall Barracuda Dentex and big morays can be spotted and the wall drops of to max depth of around 45 meters.
This boat dive presents a number of fish species such as the rainbow wrasse, cuttlefish, sea bass and an abundance of damsel fish among the posedonia grass
This is a very pleasant dive that stays within the 20 meter range and offers a tunnel to explore going back into the rock face for about 35 meters. It serves as a great first cave diving experience for intermediate divers.
Bristol Blenheim Bomber
Shot down on its approach to Malta during WWII and now lies on a sandy sea bed at 42 metres deep. As you descend from the shot line form our cover boat the spectacular view comes into your line of sight. If it is your first visit to this site the memory will linger in your minds eye for years to come.
The Imperial Eagle
After starting life on the Thames River in London this ship served for many years as a ferry between Malta and Gozo. After lying for a long time tied up in the Grand Harbour, it was eventually scuttled half a mile off Qawra Point and lies at a depth of 40m with its bow nosing up to a lovely reef cul-de-sac. At this site there is also the statue of the Christ in Ascension and a very old anchor next to an underwater arch.
Italian torpedo boat hit a mine in WWII whilst mine-laying around Malta. It sank to 40 metres. Spread over a 50 metres area surrounded by debris from planes and other war crafts, it serves as an example of the carnage that is inflicted when a contact is made with a mine.
This wooden paddle steamer hit a mine in WWII while carrying out its duty. It sank immediately and sits upright on the bottom at 41m. A stunning wreck that remained remarkably intact.
The St. Angelo
A WWII Mine Sweeper which hit a mine on its way to the Grand Harbour. It now lies in 53 metres of water.
Sitting in a nearly upright position at 57 metres on a sandy sea bed this pristine example of an S Class British submarine waits to greet those divers with the necessary training and experience. After long years of service the famous HMS Stubborn which had an out-standing naval history was scuttled to use as a sonar target just two miles off the northeast coast of Malta. We class this as an extended range dive as to attempt it as a single cylinder scuba diver is to take unnecessary risks.
This French freighter sunk in WWI. Being 145metres long, it lies at a depth that varies between 53 metres and 70 metres. This wreck has been nicknamed the “Plate Ship” because of the number of artifacts still on it. Once again we treat this as an extended range or Trimix dive and it is tempting ill fate to dive this wreck on a single cylinder
British destroyer hit a mine in WWII. Many attempts to salvage it were futile as it was under severe attack from enemy aircraft. It lies in two pieces ranging in depth form 60 to 75 metres on a sandy seabed off the southern approaches to Grand Harbour.
Bristol Beau Fighter
This British aircraft lies on the bottom at 40m after being gunned in WWII on its way to Malta.
This cave’s entrance is found at a depth of 15m on the surface of the reef. It leads down to a broad opening where the exit lies at 40m
This reef has a surface of 18m and gradually slopes its way down to 40m. Around the reef lie a lot of wartime debris and wreckages.
This cave can be entered at the side of the reef at 21metres. It will then proceed into a wide chimney-like passage way leading towards the exit at 9m.
This reef starts at 15m and drops off to 45m. This reef is very rich in marine growth. There is also a crack on the top of the reef that leads down to a cave. May be dived on the same dive or separately.