MV Karwela

The M S Frisia II was launched in 1957 and then renamed Nordpaloma in 1977 She was renamed again MV Karwela when brought to Malta in 1986 On the Maltese Islands she sailed as a tourist ferry boat for Comino Marina Ltd until it was decommissioned in 2002 The MV Karwela ferry measures 50 31…

Ras il-Ħobż

Ras il ob or as otherwise known Middle Finger is best described as a huge column rising from the deep and stopping just 9 metres below the surface Middle Finger is the name given by divers to this site due to the particular natural formation of the peak of this pinnacle The narrow channel between…

Brian & Geoffrey go searching for the Mermaid’s Purse……

Mermaid s Purse Chondrichthyes An egg case or egg capsule colloquially known as a mermaid s purse or devil s purse is a casing that surrounds the fertilised eggs of some sharks skates and chimaeras They are made of collagen protein strands Because they are lightweight they are commonly washed up by the sea often…

Billingshurst Cave & Slipper Lobster (Scyllarides latus)

Billingshurst Cave is located in a tight corner of a rocky coastline on Gozo s North coast Facing due north it sees almost no direct sunlight thus having very little natural light penetration The insert on the top right of the photo shows an illustration of this cave After diving for about 60m into the…

WRECK DIVING

Dive Magazine Maltese Islands Special Edition WRECKS Kindly follow this link for more information about some excellent wreck dives on the Maltese Islands http divemagazine co uk go 6189 malta wrecks

Spiny Lobster (Palinurus elephas)

The Spiny Lobster also known as Crayfish is quite common in the Mediterranean Sea It lives on rocky exposed coasts below the intertidal zone mainly at depths of 20 to 70 metres Palinurus elephas may reach up to 60 cm long although rarely longer than 40 cm The adults are reddish brown with yellow spots…

Crystal Tips (Janolus cristatus)

Janolus cristatus is a species of nudibranch a marine gastropod mollusc in the phylum Mollusca class Gastropoda and family Proctonotidae Crystal Tips is semi transparent and has an oval shaped outline It is cream or light brown in colour and grows to approximately 7 5cm in length The head has oral tentacles that are short…

Imperial Eagle

Another great dive today on IMPERIAL EAGLE wreck off Qawra Malta These special wreck trips are organised by Atlantis Diving Centre Photos by Brian Azzopardi

HMS Stubborn

Great dive today on HMS STUBBORN wreck off Qawra Malta These special wreck trips are organised by Atlantis Diving Centre Photos by Brian Azzopardi

LE POLYNESIEN

Excellent dive today on the LE POLYNESIEN Then we did a second dive on the Hellespont Both wrecks are off Malta These dives were organised by Atlantis Diving Centre Tomorrow we have more exciting wreck dives on the submarine HMS Stubborn and the Imperial Eagle We look forward to many more exciting wrecks in the…