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Thrilling dive Tour Malta. Statue of Christ, shipwrecks
This exciting trip includes three dives. You’ll see the amazing Christ of the Sailors statue and the Imperial Eagle wreck, as well as the Airplane Wreck P2V Neptune.
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- Specially equipped boat for divers.
- Availability on the boat of a dry saloon, kitchen, toilet.
- Exclusive Small-Group Diving.
- Three dives in one tour.
DescriptionAirplane Wreck P2V Neptune: 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. 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. Christ of the Sailors: The dive site of the Statue of Christ, also known as Kristu tal-Bahhara (Christ of the Sailors), is a mesmerizing underwater attraction located off Qawra Point in north-eastern Malta. This 3-meter tall statue depicts Jesus Christ with arms outstretched, symbolically protecting sailors. It stands on white sand amidst a natural amphitheater of rock and is positioned at a depth of about 35 meters. The statue’s creation was inspired by Raniero Borg, an avid diver who suggested the project to commemorate Pope John Paul II’s first visit to Malta in 1990. Maltese sculptor Alfred Camilleri Cauchi, renowned for his work, was commissioned to design and construct the statue. MV Imperial Eagle wreck: In 1958, it was sold to Malta, renamed to Imperial Eagle, and operated as a ferry carrying passengers and vehicles between Malta and Gozo. By 1999, the Imperial Eagle was decommissioned and scuttled about half a kilometer off Qawra Point to serve as the main attraction of an underwater marine park for divers. The wreck lies upright on a sandy seabed at a depth of 42 meters, with its deck at 32 meters. The wreck, measuring around 45 meters in length and with a beam of 9 meters, is open for penetration, allowing divers to swim through some rooms and corridors. Shipwreck Tug2: Originally built by Malta Drydocks in 1975 for the Chinese Government and named Tuo Lun Er Hao, this tugboat has a long history. It was involved in the China Dock project in Grand Harbour, Valletta, and underwent several name changes before being decommissioned and eventually acquired by Bezzina Marine Services Ltd. in 2000. In June 2013, Tug 2 was scuttled off the Exiles coast in Sliema to create an artificial reef and dive attraction. The vessel, measuring 30 meters in length and 9.5 meters in height (excluding the mast), now rests in an upright position at a depth of 22 meters. Interestingly, a storm in October 2016 shifted the wreck, moving it closer to the reef and turning it 90 degrees clockwise.
IncludesPrivate dive boat Skipper Fuel Visit to three dive sites Safety briefing and orientation Light refreshments onboard Water / Coffee / tea
- 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.