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Scuba Diving in Malta, Europe
Dive Site: MV Karwela
Location: Gozo, Malta
Description: Wreck dive
Depth: 36 - 40 metres (118 - 131 feet)
Visibility: 30 metres (100 feet)
This dive is accessed from the shore, across some reasonably flat rocks and down a ladder. We descended to 10 metres and then swam about 60 metres out from the shore. The wreck is about 36-40 metres deep. It was sunk very recently. It is possible to swim through both the middle deck and top deck. The water was very clear, and as we went though the ship bright blue light came in through the windows.
Anna Wright, PADI Advanced open water
We did the Karwela in October 2006, not long after it was sunk. It's easy to locate. Park at the viewpoint with all the new blocks. Find the blue ladder and go due south. The wreck comes into sight in about five minutes and looks very new and shiny. We swam through the windows of the wheelhouse and did the length of the ship through the accommodation. We saw the Beetle on the rear deck which looked very out of place. At 44 metres we touched the propellers before turning round and heading back towards the bow where we headed due east and just glanced at the Cominoland before heading back up to the reef for a short deco stop.
I dived this with a party of 14 from England, we enjoyed this wreck and it is a good wreck for depth progression with easy swim throughs.
Brian Johnston | 18/01/2009
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