Malta

BRISTOL BLENHEIM BOMBER

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Ben Leermakers, Mike Jones w. Diveshack

18-9-16

Goede duik op de bommenwerper, langzaam verslechterend, maar motoren en vleugel zijn nog …

20 m Visibility
18 °C - m

Sam

16-5-03

It was really worth the effort, certainly doing it.

9 m Visibility
14 °C - m

The Bristol Blenheim Bomber lies 42 meters deep, surrounded by small reefs. The wreck is located at the southern end of Malta, less than a kilometer off the coast of Xrobb il-Ghagin. It is one of the best dive spots in Malta for the more experienced diver. From a depth of 20 meters the contours of the wreck will be visible. Several parts such as wings, engines, propellers are still recognizable. Also, the landing gear is visible as well as parts of the cockpit. The Bristol Blenheim bomber crashed on December 13, 1941, during an emergency landing at sea.

Particulars

Type: Light bomber / fighter. Length: 12.98m. Height 3m. Weight: 4450kg. Wingspan: 17. m Cruising speed: 319km per hour. Top speed: 428km per hour. Builder: Bristol Aeroplane Company. Armament: 5 x 7.7mm Browning machine guns, bombs. Crew: 3 men.

Warnings

Descend using an anchor line, there can be a reasonable strong current. The wreck is in poor condition, do not touch anything and don’t take any items with you.

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BRISTOL BLENHEIM BOMBER Features

Nicknames
Bristol Blenheim Bomber, Xrobb il-Ghagin
Address
Xrobb il-Ghagin, Malta
Parking
At boat charter
Suitable for
Experienced wreck divers , underwater photography, deep dive certification (40 m.)
Permit
N.v.t.
Access
Free access, by shot line or anchor line
Facilities
None
Water
Salt
Tide
N.v.t.
Kind of dive
Wreck dive / boat dive, deep dive (30m+)
Current
Limited / strong / variable
Visibility
20 - 30 m.
Average visibility
25 m.
Depth
42 m.
Bottom
sand
Life
Stingray, lizard fish, mediterranean moray or roman eel, common octopus, sea perch
Other recreation
None
Emergency
112

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