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MV Karwela - courtesy of Anna Wright
MV Karwela - courtesy of Anna Wright
Car on the MV Karwela - courtesy of Anna Wright
Stairs in the MV Karwela - courtesy of Anna Wright
Diver on the MV Karwela - courtesy of Anna Wright
Cabin on the MV Karwela - courtesy of Martin Frankcom
Doorway on the MV Karwela - courtesy of Martin Frankcom
Engine on the MV Karwela - courtesy of Martin Frankcom
Hatch on the MV Karwela - courtesy of Martin Frankcom
Inside the MV Karwela - courtesy of Martin Frankcom
Corridor on the MV Karwela - courtesy of Martin Frankcom
Bow of the MV Karwela - courtesy of Martin Frankcom
Porthole on the MV Karwela - courtesy of Martin Frankcom

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Dive Site: MV Karwela

Location: Gozo, Malta

Description: Wreck dive

Depth: 36 - 40 metres (118 - 131 feet)

Visibility: 30 metres (100 feet)

Rating: ***

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.

Jef Proudfoot



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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