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FIREWORKS BARGE

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The Fireworks Barge got damaged in the evening of Sunday 6 September 2009 in St. Julian's Bay after fireworks unintentionally went off causing an explosion. Luckily no one got hurt. On the following Tuesday the barge sank and it now lies upside down around 12 meters deep on a sandy bottom in the middle of the bay. The barge can not be penetrated but can be looked inside so bring a torch. It now forms a nice artificial reef for lots of marine life, very suited as a first wreck dive for starting divers.

Particulars

It can be dived on from different sides of the bay, or even as a practice boat dive.

Warnings

Heavy boat traffic in high season. Bring a DSMB!

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FIREWORKS BARGE Features

Nicknames
St Julians Barge
Address
St. Julian's Bay, St. Julian, Malta
Parking
Sufficient parking
Distance
200 m.
Suitable for
All levels, day out with the family, underwater photography
Permit
N.v.t.
Access
Free access, from beach, by shot line or anchor line
Facilities
Hotels, restaurant with toilet, shop(s), dive center Dive Malta
Water
Salt
Tide
N.v.t.
Kind of dive
Boat dive, shore dive, wreck dive, shallow dive
Current
None
Visibility
15 - 30 m.
Average visibility
20 m.
Depth
12 - 14 m.
Bottom
rotsblokken,rotsen,zand en zeegras
Life
Stingray, wide-eyed flounder, lizard fish, fourline nudibranch, mediterranean moray or roman eel, nudibranch, european parrotfish, ornate- or turkish wrasse, flying gurnard, mediterranean damselfish
Other recreation
Sunbathing, swimming and snorkeling, boating, yachting
Emergency
112

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