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Thrilling dive Tour Malta. Airplanes and coral gardens dive

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On this trip, you can touch the history of victories and defeats. Join a fascinating trip of two aircraft in Maltese waters!

Highlights

  • Specially equipped boat for divers.
  • Availability on the boat of a dry saloon, kitchen, toilet.
  • Exclusive Small-Group Diving.
  • Three dives in one tour.

Description

Bristol Beaufighter wreck The Bristol Beaufighter wreck near Malta offers a unique diving experience, especially for those interested in World War II history. This aircraft, which served in the Royal Air Force, was a twin-engine, two-seat heavy fighter. On March 17, 1943, shortly after takeoff, it experienced mechanical problems and had to make an emergency landing in the sea. Remarkably, both the pilot and the observer survived the crash. The wreck now lies upside down at a depth of around 38 meters on a sandy seabed approximately 900 meters offshore from St. Julian’s Point in Sliema. The undercarriage frames with shredded tires are visible behind the radial engines, and one of the propellers is still attached to the engine. Airplane Wreck P2V Neptune: A Lockheed P2V Neptune aircraft built in the USA as a maritime patrol aircraft and submarine hunter, known in the Royal Air Force as the Neptune MR.1, crashed during a landing at Luqa Airport on 13 January 1956. After salvaging usable parts, the aircraft was sold for filming and sunk in the late 1950s for underwater scenes in the film The Quiet Enemy, released in 1958. The wreck lies about 500 metres off the shore of Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq on Malta’s northeast coast. Divers can explore the remains of the aircraft at a depth of 32 metres, resting on a seabed of sand and meadows of Posidonia sea grass. What remains of the Lockheed P2V Neptune aircraft are mainly parts of the fuselage, wings with engine covers and other wing parts partially buried in the sand nearby. The surrounding reef and cultural significance of the wreck make it an interesting dive site worth exploring at least once. This wreck was opened to divers in 2015. Coral Gardens Coral Gardens, located off the seaside promenade of Sliema on Malta’s northeast coast, is a delightful shore dive site known for its scenic underwater topography and marine life. This dive site is characterized by its shallow reef, featuring valleys, canyons, gullies, and interesting rock formations. The presence of swim-through tunnels adds to the allure of the site, making it a fascinating location for exploration and underwater photography. With an average depth of around 5 meters and reaching a maximum of about 15 meters, Coral Gardens is accessible and suitable for divers of all levels, including beginners. The relatively shallow waters ensure good visibility, typically ranging from 10 to 30 meters, with an average of about 25 meters. The reef’s diverse marine life includes species such as crabs, amberjacks, lobsters, common octopuses, flying gurnards, Mediterranean damselfishes, painted combers, and discodoris or dotted seaslugs. Adjacent to Coral Gardens is Fortizza Reef, also known as Sliema House Reef, which shares similar depths and underwater characteristics. Both sites are popular among divers and snorkelers for their accessible yet diverse underwater environments.

Includes

Private dive boat Skipper Fuel Visit to three dive sites Safety briefing and orientation Light refreshments onboard Water / Coffee / tea

Important Information

  • If you do not have a complete set of equipment, we will recommend a dive centre to hire. If you need a guide (master, instructor) who speaks a specific language, we will recommend one. If the weather is not suitable for going out to sea by boat, we will offer a shore dive at an accessible location or wait until the weather is suitable for going out to sea by boat, or refund the payment.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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