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H.M.S Maori

The HMS Maori is quite a famous wreck that is very popular with trained divers in Malta

The HMS Maori dive site is situated just below fort St. Elmo in Valletta, the capital of Malta and is one of the most famous wrecks on the island due to its significant history as it helped crack the code to sink Bismarck.

The HMS Maori was launched in 1937, but it was however destroyed in 1942, when the engine room recieved a direct hit while in the Grand Harbour in Valletta. HMS Maori wreck is 35 m long and lies at around 18 m with parts of the raised bridge there; however the guns, bows and the stern have been removed.

The wreck is easily entered with exits through large holes on the rusty starboard side, however if you would like to enter the wreck you should be properly trained. Good buoyancy is important to avoid moving the silt as this can reduce the visibility drastically.

Apart from exploring the large wreck divers can see plenty of different fish such as scorpion fish, sea breams and tub worms. If you wish to see Sea horses head out to the sandy area nearby the HMS Maori wreck.

East-Malta Category Wreck Level Open Water Advanced Open Water H.M.S Maori, Valletta, Malta Shore 20 meters
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