Malta

FILFLA ISLAND

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Perfect visibility. Lots of shells, bombs and torpedos. Missed big fish because too close …

30 m Visibility
22 °C - m

Filfla Island and Filflette is a nature reserve, without any human intervention, and thus a very unique dive spot. Acces is limited. Diving here is considered a privilege and only allowed after prior permission from the Ministry of Environment or Sharklab-Malta. Sharklab-Malta, as being a non-profit organisation for the protection of sharks around Malta, makes use of hobby divers for purposes of research. Filfla was used by the British Military as target practice and therefore the size of Filfla Island has been reduced greatly. On every dive you will encounter ammunition on the bottom, some live and some exploded.

Particulars

The 60 meter high island is located off the coast at Wied iz-Zurrieq. All diving is conducted from boats as mooring is not allowed. The use of an anchor is also prohibited.

Warnings

Do not touch or take ammunition when encountered because some of it is live ammunition.

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FILFLA ISLAND Features

Nicknames
Filfla, Wied iz-Zurrieq
Address
Wied iz-Zurrieq
Parking
At boat charter
Suitable for
Advanced divers, at least 30 logged dives, deep dive certification (40 m.)
Permit
via Ministry of Environment via Sharklab-Malta
Access
Day permit , by shot line or anchor line
Facilities
Restaurant at harbour, toilets at harbour
Water
Salt
Tide
N.v.t.
Kind of dive
Boat dive, reef dive , explorer dive
Current
Limited / strong / variable
Visibility
10 - 40 m.
Average visibility
25 m.
Depth
40 m.
Bottom
boulders,sand and rocks
Life
Eagle ray, nursehoundshark, amberjack, eel, muray, barracuda, stingray, common octopus, tuna, small-spotted catshark, skate
Other recreation
None
Emergency
112

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