Scuba diving in Schnellboot S31

Access
From Boat
Diver level
Techno
Depth
Average: 164 ft
Maximum: 229.6 ft
Current
moderate
Visibility
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 98.4 ft
The Schnellboot S-31 was a type of a German torpedo boat that was launched in 1939. The Schnellboot, which means "fast craft", had a maximum speed of 38 knots. In 1942, while laying mines in close proximity to the Grand Harbor, it hit a mine and sank. The wreck of the Schnellboot S31 can be found in the upright position on the sandy bottom at a depth of 66m/216ft. It is fully intact with its original weaponry. Divers can find the machine guns and torpedoes ready for launching in the torpedo tubes. Due to the depth of the wreck, the dive site is only suitable for experienced or technical divers.

When to go

Diving is possible all year round. However, the best conditions for diving are from May to November when the water temperature is between 24-26C/75-79F.

What to see

Divers can explore the wreck of a torpedo boat of the WWII with its machine guns, torpedo tubes and other weaponry fully intact.

Reachable from

Valletta

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