Characteristics of the wreck
Bomber plane (0)
A diving trip to Malta allows you to discover the wreck of the Bristol Blenheim, a twin-engine light bomber plane, 13 m long and 17.2 m wide. Built by the Bristol Airplane Company, this aircraft dating from the Second World War served in the British Royal Air Force, carrying a crew of three. On December 13, 1941, it was on a mission in Kefalonia, Greece when it was attacked en route by an enemy Italian aircraft.
The engine was hit and the plane flew to Malta, but the pilot eventually abandoned it at sea on the way. The wreck is located 500 m off Xrobb l-Ghagin, on the east coast of Malta, at a depth of 42 m, on a sandy bottom and small reefs. To see wings, engines, a propeller. The aft fuselage is broken and is some distance in front of the wreck. Currents often prove to be established here. This is a deep dive for experienced divers only.
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St Andrews Divers Cove
- Xlendi Bay, Gozo
Andrew's Divers Cove is located in Xlendi Bay, Gozo, Malta. This dive club has an inflation station where a scuba diver can have his or her tanks filled with air and weights taken in. If you have the level, you can dive with your buddy from the Maltese coastline. However, don't forget to show your level card and log book to prove the number of dives you have made.
Ideally located in front of the sea, this training center offers PADI courses from Discover Scuba Diving to Divemaster level with practical exercises in front of the premises! This protected bay is ideal for beginner divers, for organizing night dives, and for offering diving for children.
And, of course, underwater explorations of wrecks and drop-offs take place around the island of Gozo, from the shore and by boat which is moored at the quay just across the road. Expect to see beautiful waterscapes of caves, tunnels, chimneys, vaults, and drop-offs such as the Double Arch, one of Gozo's most famous sites with its typical Mediterranean fauna of cuttlefish, scorpionfish, octopus, groupers, and barracudas during your diving holiday in Gozo.
The village Xlendi Bay is a pleasant place for a diving holiday. The bay offers opportunities for water sports and swimming during the day. In the late afternoon and evening, there is a lively atmosphere on the terraces of the bars and restaurants, occupied by tourists and villagers. Hotels and flats at all price points are located close to Andrew's Divers Cove. [+]
- Between 10 and 20 dive sites
- Near beach
Blue Waters Dive Cove
- Qala, Gozo
Blue Waters Dive Cove is located in Qala on the island of Gozo. At the request of the divers, a taxi will pick you up at Malta airport and take you to the port where the ferry links the islands of Malta and Gozo in 25 minutes. The Blue Waters Dive Cove team will then meet you in Gozo and take you to your accommodation. A jeep, sedan, or motorbike can also be hired on arrival. The Blue Waters Dive Cove training center offers PADI courses from beginner (Try scuba) to advanced with freediving (basic freediver) and tek (PADI TEK).
There are about 50 dive sites around the island of Gozo, which are accessible from the shore, such as Inland Sea and Blue Hole, at Regga Point. A 15-minute boat ride will take you to the high cliffs. Head to the northwest of the island for underwater exploration of the sumptuous caves where the characteristic Mediterranean fauna of octopus, scorpionfish, cuttlefish, and barracuda reside. The Double Arch is one of the best sites to visit during your diving holiday in Gozo, due to its two large arches at 20 meters and 45 meters depth.
Try your hand at many activities such as horse riding, jeep tours, bike rides, nature walks, beach barbecues, a boat trip to the famous Comino Blue Lagoon, and a visit to Qala village. In the evening, the café terraces are alive with music, song, and discussion in the streets of Qala. Hondoq Bay is one of the most popular bays on the island because of its crystal clear waters, pebble beach, and white sand. Ideal for sunbathing, relaxing, swimming and snorkelling! [+]
- Friendly atmosphere
- Diverse Diving Area
- Shore diving
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