Scuba diving in HMS Stubborn P238

From Boat
Diver level
Average: 131.2 ft
Maximum: 173.84 ft
from mild to moderate
Average: 65.6 ft
Maximum: 98.4 ft
HMS Stubborn, a British submarine, was launched in 1942 and served extensively in the North Atlantic during WWII. In 1945 it was moved to the Mediterranean and was sunk in 1946 as a sonar target. The wreck lies at a depth of around 53m/174ft and is fully intact, though it was stripped of some features before it was sunk. The hatchways are open, but penetrating the wreck is not recommended. The hull is overgrown with colourful sponges, particularly beneath the tail. Due to the depth, this dive site can only be attempted by divers who are experienced in deep-diving.

When to go

It is possible to dive at this site all year round, as the average annual water temperature is 20C/F. However, the water temperature during the winter is a bit cold, around 14-17C/58-63F. From May through November the water temperature ranges from 18C/65F to 25C/77F.

What to see

Divers will explore a 66m/213ft long wreck of a submarine that is overgrown with colourful sponges.

Reachable from

Mellieha Bay, Bugibba

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