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.
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.
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.
BRISTOL BLENHEIM BOMBER Features
- Bristol Blenheim Bomber,Xrobb il-Ghagin
- Xrobb il-Ghagin, Malta
- At boat charter
- Suitable for
- Experienced wreck divers , underwater photography, deep dive certification (40 m.)
- Free access, by shot line or anchor line
- Kind of dive
- Deep dive (30m+), wreck dive, boat dive
- Limited, strong, variable
- 20 - 30 m.
- Average visibility
- 25 m.
- 42 m.
- Stingray, lizard fish, mediterranean moray or roman eel, common octopus, sea bass
- Other recreation