Wreck Dive, Exiles Sliema, Malta
Tug Boat 2 is the most recent wreck around the Maltese islands, located offshore Exiles in Sliema, northeast of Malta. Tug 2 was a tugboat working in Grand Harbour of Valletta. She was sunk in June 2013 to form an artificial reef for both scuba and freediving.
The wreck lies about 250 meters north of Exiles, Sliema. The tug 2 was originally sunk on the sand parallel with the reed. In October 2016 a storm had pushed it onto the reef. The length of the wreck is about 30 meters, depth of the wreck is 22 meters. The wreck can also be entered. The engine room still has lots of points of interest. There is a nice little swim, through the wheelhouse.
Tug 2 is one of the few shallow wreck dives in Malta, suitable for Open Water Divers or higher. The wreck is a great training wreck for your PADI Wreck Specialty.
The Marine Life
On this wreck, the chance that you find a lot of Nudibranchs is really high. So when diving the Tug 2, bring your camera if you’re a fan of marine life.
You must be certified to dive to a depth of 18 meters to dive this site. We would also recommend Nitrox Diver.