Malta

LEVANT II

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Cable Layer Levant II is located 1 mile from St. Elmo breakwater lighthouse. It was built in 1904 as a trawler, and later on refitted as a cable layer for Eastern Telegraph Company. After The Great War, Levant II laid and maintained cables connecting Malta to Sicily, Libya and Alexandria. In 1952, the vessel was beyond repair so it was decided to scuttle it. It now lies pretty much intact on a rocky bottom

Particulars

The wreck of Levant II was rediscovered by local diving community around 1999. Built in 1904 by George Brown and Co., Greenock, Single screw, Compound engine. Length: 138.6 ft. Width: 21.6 ft. Gross Tonnage: 283.

Warnings

Due to Grand Harbor's ship traffic, this dive is considered hazardous unless the harbor is closed.

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LEVANT II Features

Nicknames
Cable Layer Levant II, Levant 2, Levant 2 Cable Layer, Major William, Orange, Eissero
Address
N.v.t. N/A
Parking
At boat charter
Distance
30 min.
Suitable for
Technical diving , very excperienced divers
Permit
N.v.t.
Access
Free access
Facilities
None
Water
Salt
Tide
N.v.t.
Kind of dive
Boat dive, wreck dive, technical diving
Current
Limited, strong, variable
Visibility
10 - 40 m.
Average visibility
20 m.
Depth
55 - 59 m.
Bottom
zand en rots
Life
Barracuda, amberjack, nudibranch, tuna, dentex
Other recreation
None
Emergency
112

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