The HMS Stubborn is in excellent condition. It is prominently located on the bottom northeast of St Pauls Bay, only slightly inclined toward the starboard side. The water is clear here! The wreck is 53 meters deep, but the gigantic submarine emerges already after a descent of 30 meters. Once on the wreck you can see the conning tower well, the three escape hatches are still open. Until 1994, almost nobody in Malta knew about this majestic wreck. Now it is a popular dive site for experienced wreck divers.
Type: Submarine. Class: S Class. Weight: 872 tons. Length: 66m. Width: 7.16m. Speed: 14.75 knots (surfaced), 8 knots (submerged). Builder: Cammell Laird & Co. Limited, Birkenheadl. Year built: 1941. Crew: 48 men, including officers. Water admission: November 11 1941. Submerged in: December 6, 1918. Deepest point 56m. Shallowest point: 45m.
This site is only for experienced wreck divers and technical divers.
H.M.S. STUBBORN Features
- H.M.S. Stubborn, HMS Stubborn, St Pauls Bay
- At boat charter
- Suitable for
- Experienced wreck divers , groups, very excperienced divers
- Free access, by shot line or anchor line
- Kind of dive
- Deep dive (30m+), wreck dive, boat dive, technical diving
- Limited, strong, variable
- 20 - 30 m.
- Average visibility
- 25 m.
- 53 m.
- Mediterranean cardinalfish or king of the mullets, wrasse, mediterranean moray or roman eel, common octopus, parrotfish, ornate- or turkish wrasse, sea bass
- Other recreation