Malta

PIPPO

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The Pippo is a 18 meter long boat and lies in an upright position on the sandy seabed at 30 meters depth. Despite of its small size, a dive at the Pippo is very interesting because it is quite well preserved and very fotogenetic because of all the rigging still attached to the boat. There are also still cages used in the fishing industry at the stern of the wreck. Diving inside the wreck is not as rewarding as there is not much space to move.

Particulars

The MV Pippo was built in Malta by Cassar Shipyard. The boat was used for surveys, as a cruise boat and as a cargo boat for the local tuna farming industry. In October 2004 the Pippo was on its way from Comino to Malta with a load of tuna, as suddenly it started taking water and sank. Diving base Sea Shell in Melieha will now the exact location because the owner found this boat.

Warnings

Open sea so be aware of currents, surge and swell.

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PIPPO Features

Nicknames
MV Pippo,
Address
n.v.t. N/A
Parking
At boat charter
Suitable for
Advanced divers, underwater photography
Permit
N.v.t. N/A
Access
Free access
Facilities
None
Water
Salt
Tide
N.v.t. N/A
Kind of dive
Boat dive, wreck dive, explorer dive
Current
Limited / variable
Visibility
20 - 40 m.
Average visibility
30 m.
Depth
30 m.
Bottom
zand
Life
Opossum shrimp or mysida, dusky grouper or merou, stingray, barracuda, crab, moray, nudibranch, flying gurnard
Other recreation
None
Emergency
112

PIPPO Photos and Images

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