Liveaboard diving in

Tugboats: St Michael and №10

  • Diver level:

  • Depth max:

    21 m
  • Visibility:

    to 20m
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Two Tugboats: St. Michael and № 10 were purposely scuttled in 1998 after being donated to the diving community. They lie on a sandy bottom at the depth of 21m/69ft not far from the entrance to Marsaskala Bay. Both tug boats served for many years towing ships in and outside the Grand Harbor. The St. Michael, a Canadian built boat, is the largest of the two wrecks, with the length of 20m/66ft, and the second boat, known as just number ten, is slightly shorter at 16m/53ft. The wrecks are lined up one behind the other, and the distance between them is around 50m/164ft. They are fully intact and easy to penetrate into, partially overgrown with corals and sponges that provide habitat for a variety of marine life.

When To Go Diving

Diving is possible all year round, however, during the winter, the water temperature drops to chilly 14-17C/59-63F. The best conditions for diving are from May to November when the water temperature is between 24-26C/75-79F.

What to see

Two wrecks of the tug boats of 20m/66ft and 16m/53ft long that provide excellent opportunities for practising wreck diving at medium depths.