Cirkewwa, the Rozi, the P29 and the Arch

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Cirkewwa, the Rozi, the P29 and the Arch

Cirkewwa, the Rozi, the P29 and the Arch

The Rozi, the P29 and the Arch

 

Cirkewwa is arguably THE most frequented dive spot in Malta! There's obviously a reason to that: there are 3 remarkable assests in a fairly small area, including 2 wrecks and a massive arch.

 

This diving area is located in the North of the island, nearby the ferry terminal to and from Gozo or Comino. The road access is easy and can cater for quite some traffic, and there's a huge parking lot. Once again, it's a shore dive that gets you down to 20m fairly quickly. 

The Arch is on the northern end of the site: lots of room, it seems like the roof of an immense cave fell down and made way to a beautiful, airy arch.

 

As you head South from there you stumble upon the Rozi: an old 30m tugboat sitting perfectly straight around 25 to 30m depth. It's been sunk and prepared as an artificial reef for divers. Perfect for wreck diving training, it's not fit for penetration but you can play with the drummers around the chimney or in the slipway!

At last, the P29. It is located a little further from the shore and is accessible after a short surface swim, it is also a bit deeper than the Rozi. The 54m patrol boat built in Germany after the war served around the maltese shores until 1996. It was purposefully sunk for divers and now sits at 30m depth! The engine room is easily accessible, which is just perfect for dive training and photographers! Watch your no-deco time and your air gauge if you're trying to combine all 3 items or the 2 wrecks in a single dive. Or maybe you shoud think of going all tech...

The Rozi, the P29 and the Arch

 

Cirkewwa is arguably THE most frequented dive spot in Malta! There's obviously a reason to that: there are 3 remarkable assests in a fairly small area, including 2 wrecks and a massive arch.

 

This diving area is located in the North of the island, nearby the ferry terminal to and from Gozo or Comino. The road access is easy and can cater for quite some traffic, and there's a huge parking lot. Once again, it's a shore dive that gets you down to 20m fairly quickly. 

The Arch is on the northern end of the site: lots of room, it seems like the roof of an immense cave fell down and made way to a beautiful, airy arch.

 

As you head South from there you stumble upon the Rozi: an old 30m tugboat sitting perfectly straight around 25 to 30m depth. It's been sunk and prepared as an artificial reef for divers. Perfect for wreck diving training, it's not fit for penetration but you can play with the drummers around the chimney or in the slipway!

At last, the P29. It is located a little further from the shore and is accessible after a short surface swim, it is also a bit deeper than the Rozi. The 54m patrol boat built in Germany after the war served around the maltese shores until 1996. It was purposefully sunk for divers and now sits at 30m depth! The engine room is easily accessible, which is just perfect for dive training and photographers! Watch your no-deco time and your air gauge if you're trying to combine all 3 items or the 2 wrecks in a single dive. Or maybe you shoud think of going all tech...

The Rozi, the P29 and the Arch

 

Cirkewwa is arguably THE most frequented ...

Other information

Type of dive site
  • Rocky canyon
Visibility
15m or more
Current
No current
Required scuba diving level / certification
Open Water - CMAS 1
Boat trip duration
2 minutes
Fauna
  • Stingray
  • Other types of stingray
  • Barracudas
  • Moray eels

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