Amazing scuba diving site located near Xatt I-Ahmar. This dive site is of the MV Xlendi which is a popular wreck dive in Malta. This dive is great for all levels of scuba divers. Make sure you experience this site during your holiday in Malta & Gozo.
The MV Xlendi was one of the early attempts to boost the diving industry in Malta by means of scuttling old ferry boats. The 80mt ship was used to carry passengers and vehicles between Malta and Gozo as part of the channel crossing service. The ferries were later replaced by more modern ships and the Xlendi was finally destined to end its days at the bottom of the sea bed as a diver’s attraction and artificial reef. Unfortunately the adverse weather conditions on the day of the sinking led to the wreck capsizing during the final stages of the scuttling and eventually landed on the sea bed up side down. This eventually led to the main upper decks to be buried and squashed by the shear weight of the hull above making most part of the wreck not safe to enter.
Great place to go scuba diving and i was lucky enough to go as part of an escorted scuba diving package arranged by Chikarma Diving Malta.