H.M.S. MAORI

Malta

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Rob Schoenaker

17-06-2021

mooie duik

10 m Visibility
5 °C - 24 m

Ben Leermakers w. Corsair Diving

13-07-2019

Warm dive. Many bream on the wreck. Stingray, moray eels. Reef …

20 m Visibility
28 °C - 12 m

Ben Leermakers w. Corsair Diving

19-03-2019

The Maori site has changed a lot with last storm. No more …

15 m Visibility
15 °C - 12 m

Divinglunatic

8-09-2018

Mooi duikje op de Maori. Leuk wrak om te doen.

10 m Visibility
23 °C - 20 m

Ben, Pascaline en Veronique

25-08-2018

Super duik! Veel leven bij het wrak, zelfs een slecht verstopte …

25 m Visibility
28 °C - 30 m

Dennis

12-06-2018

Wrak ligt op 14 meter diep. Ligt ook prius in het water. Was …

15 m Visibility
22 °C - 15 m

Sylvester

5-01-2018

De storm heeft het wrak mooi vrijgemaakt. Mooie duik gehad, de …

10 m Visibility
18 °C - 15 m

Ben Leermakers w. Corsair Diving Malta

7-07-2017

Water was quite milky today but still very nice. Lots of …

15 m Visibility
23 °C - 12 m

Kurt

13-11-2016

Grote vuurwormen. Baars en schorpioen vissen. Wrak is gedraaid …

15 m Visibility
22 °C - 15 m

Els Timmerman

5-10-2016

Fijne duik. Niet diep, maar heel veel te zien. Kleine slakjes …

7 m Visibility
24 °C - 14 m

Anne & Kenny

27-04-2016

Zeepaardjes zijn door de storm weggeblazen :( Wrak lag er mooi …

10 m Visibility
17 °C - 15 m

Henk

23-08-2014

3 zeepaardjes, octopus en een mooi wrak. Helft van een …

20 m Visibility
27 °C - 15 m

Anne

15-08-2014

Mooie/stoffige duik. Eerst naar het wrak en erdoor heen. Daarna …

10 m Visibility
24 °C - 15 m

Ben Leermakers

10-06-2014

Goede ontdekkingsreis op rif en wrak. Murene, octopus en twee …

15 m Visibility
21 °C - 15 m

The H.M.S. Maori took part in the destruction of one of the most feared ships of the German Empire, the Bismarck. The wreck lies in the bay of St. Elmo in Valletta, a few 100 meters offshore. Named after the natives of New Zealand, the Maori. The main part of the Maori lies below the sand. The forward deck and superstructure are still visible. Since the 2016 November storm there's a Toyota to be found near the ship. A dive on the Maori can easily be combined with Fort St Elmo's reef dive.

Particulars

Type: Destroyer. Class: Tribal class destroyer. Length: 115m. Width: 11m. Weight: 1850 tons. Speed: 36 knots. Builder: Fairfild Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Govan. Year built: 1936. Immersion admission: September 2, 1937. Submerged in the bay of St. Elmo: July 1945. Deepest point 17m. Shallowest point: 12m.

Warnings

Bad visibility in northweast current. Going inside the wreck is not recommended due to instability. The wreck has many sharp edges.

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H.M.S. MAORI Features

Nicknames
HMS Maori,St Elmo Bay
Address
St Elmo Bay, Triq Il-Lanca, Valetta, Malta
Parking
Sufficient parking, at busy times turning the car is difficult
Distance
30 m.
Suitable for
Beginners (do not enter wreck), day out with the family, underwater photography
Permit
N.v.t.
Access
Free access, 5 min. swimming to wreck, entry with handrail, swell can make exiting difficult
Facilities
Restaurant with toilet
Water
Salt
Tide
N.v.t.
Kind of dive
Shore dive, night dive, shallow dive, explorer dive
Current
Limited, none
Visibility
10 - 30 m.
Average visibility
20 m.
Depth
15 m.
Bottom
rotsen,zand
Life
Scorpionfish, mediterranean cardinalfish or king of the mullets, wrasse, mediterranean moray or roman eel, common octopus, parrotfish, ornate- or turkish wrasse, sea bass, john dory or peter's fish, black faced blenny, saddled bream
Other recreation
Swimming and snorkeling, museum Fort St Elmo, visit monument(s)
Emergency
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