Wreck Dive Malta, Rinella, Grand Harbor of Valletta
The HMS Hellespont is one of the many World War II wrecks around Malta. The Hellespont was air raided in April 1942 and was sunk in the Grand Harbor of Valletta. As the harbor was being cleared after the war, the wreck was moved and sunk just off Rinella.
The HSM Hellespont was rediscovered by a diver in 1999. The wreck lies on a sandy bottom of a max depth of 41m. The HMS Hellespont was well known as a Paddle Steamer. The wreck was in total 46m long. The wreck is still intact, except there is 15m missing from the bow which was destroyed during the air raid.
You must be certified to dive to a depth of 40 meters to dive this site. If you wish to penetrate the wreck, you will be required to have a Wreck Diver certification. We would also recommend Nitrox Diver.