A ro-ro Gozo channel ferry 77m long, was sunk as an artificial reef in November 1999. Unfortunately it ended up upside-down and the funnel and top deck have collapsed and the canteen area 2nd deck is now under the sand level and extremely dangerous to penetrate.
The top of the hull lies at 34m and there are huge propellers at either end, the ship meets the sandy bottom at around 42m on the shore side and 44m on the seaward side.
You can get in to the car deck and swim through the wreck at around 40m however it’s not advisable as ships are not built to hold everything in place when upside down and corroding, things may well collapse on you. It is definitely not a good idea to try to penetrate the upper decks as they are full of debris and sand.
Proper wreck diving techniques must be used if the wreck is penetrated as it does not have the escape routes and safety precautions as the other purpose sunk wrecks. It is a lot more overgrown than the other wrecks and there is a large Morey eel that lives in the break in the hull, in truth it looks more like a proper wreck.
We also run regular boat trips to the wrecks of the P31, P29 condor class ex German Patrol boats, the tugboat Rozi, Popeye’s Barge and the other wrecks on nearby Malta. Reviews to be added shortly.