Malta

SULTAN ROCK

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Sultan Rock is located at the south east side of Comino Island, sheltered from north westerly winds this dive site is suitable for all level of divers as the maximum depth around this rock is 18 metres. It is is probably most famous for the 1889 shipwreck of HMS Sultan. The sandy seabed is covered with large boulders and sparse posidoniae meadows. Marine life in this area is small but abundant. When lucky one can find some pieces of the remains.

Particulars

This dive site is named after the HMS Sultan (1870) a British ironclad battleship that ran aground on this rock in 1889 while carrying out torpedo firing practice. It was raised in that same year.

Warnings

Exposed rock sheltered from the north west winds but can be choppy with strong currents.

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SULTAN ROCK Features

Nicknames
Comino
Address
N.v.t. N/A
Parking
At boat charter
Suitable for
All levels (beginners under supervision)
Permit
N.v.t. N/A
Access
Free access
Facilities
None
Water
Salt
Tide
N.v.t. N/A
Kind of dive
Boat dive, reef dive
Current
Limited / variable
Visibility
20 - 40 m.
Average visibility
30 m.
Depth
18 m.
Bottom
rotsblokken,zand en stenen
Life
Dusky grouper or merou, double banded bream, ornate- or turkish wrasse, cuckoo wrasse, striped red mullet, painted comber, saddled bream, rainbow wrasse, coloured tube anemone or firework anemone, mediterranean moray or roman eel
Other recreation
None
Emergency
112

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