Diving with Mad Shark


Ferry “Karwela” (ix-Xatt l-Ahmar, Gozo)

This ship was built in 1957 in Germany carrying the name “M/S Frisia II”. With up to 863 passengers, the “Frisia II” was doing service between Norderney and Norddeich until 1977. In 1977 she was sold and renamed in “Nordpaloma”. After the company went bankrupt, the ship was delivered to Malta, where she was taken over by Captain Morgan and renamed in “Karwela”. As MV “Karwela” the ship was carrying passengers on day cruises around Malta and Comino until she got decommissioned and finally sunk of ix-Xatt l-Ahmar, Gozo in 2006.

The experienced diver will find a 50.3 meter measuring vessel with all doors and hutches removed. Still considering the depth and it being a wreck it makes it an ideal ship for penetration dives. Another goody is the still nearly complete engine room.

Max. depth 42 meters
Depth above main deck 38 meters