Malta

H.M.S. MAORI

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Divinglunatic

8-9-18

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

10 m Visibility
23 °C - m

Ben, Pascaline en Veronique

25-8-18

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

25 m Visibility
28 °C - m

Dennis

12-6-18

Wrak ligt op 14 meter diep. Ligt ook prius in het water. Was nachtduik. Je ziet er ‘s …

15 m Visibility
22 °C - m

Sylvester

5-1-18

The storm has made the wreck mooi free. Looie Dive humble , de exit wash wash wat dish …

10 m Visibility
18 °C - m

Ben Leermakers w. Corsair Diving Malta

7-7-17

Water was vandaag de dag melkachtig, maar nog steeds heel mooi, veel flabellinas op wrak, …

15 m Visibility
23 °C - m

Kurt

13-11-16

Big fireworms, perch and scorpion fish, wreckage was turned by a big storm and extra Toyota present.

15 m Visibility
22 °C - m

Els Timmerman

5-10-16

Fine dive, not deep, but a lot to see, small snails are my thing, luckily different from the Rozi.

7 m Visibility
24 °C - m

Anne & Kenny

27-4-16

Seahorses have been blown away by the storm: (Wreckage was beautiful, recently a poppy and …

10 m Visibility
17 °C - m

Henk

23-8-14

Half way of a wreck and 3 seahorses, an octopus and a beautiful wreck, half a wreck of a …

20 m Visibility
27 °C - m

Anne

15-8-14

Beautiful / dusty dive, first to and through the wreck and then towards the reef, …

10 m Visibility
24 °C - m

Ben Leermakers

10-6-14

Good discovery trip on reef and wreckage. Walls, octopus and two seahorses seen, great …

15 m Visibility
21 °C - 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
rocks,sand
Life
Scorpionfish, mediterranean cardinalfish or king of the mullets, wrasse, mediterranean moray or roman eel, common octopus, parrotfish, ornate- or turkish wrasse, sea perch, 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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