Bristol Beaufighter and Lockheed P2V Neptune

Up to 6 divers | 5 hours | 2 dives | skipper and fuel incl.

July 13, 2024 09:00

€110.00 / per person


Description of a dive trip:

Tour type: private

Tour duration: 5 hours

Capacity: up to 6 scuba divers and 2 guests

Meeting point: Kalkara Marina

Tour type:

Private

Tour duration:

5 hours

Capacity:

up to 6 divers and 2 guests

Meeting point:

Kalkara Marina

Dive trip details:

Pickup location:

Kalkara Marina

First dive: Bristol Beaufighter

dive time: 60min | depth: 38m

Second dive: Lockheed P2V Neptune

dive time: 60min | depth: 32m

Drop off location:

Kalkara Marina

Dive trip details:

Pickup location:

Kalkara Marina

First dive: Bristol Beaufighter

dive time: 60min | depth: 38m

Second dive: Lockheed P2V Neptune

dive time: 60min | depth: 32m

Drop off location:

Kalkara Marina

Which dive site will we visit?

The Bristol Beaufighter lies upside-down on a pristine sandy seabed at a depth of about 37 to 38 meters. When divers descend to the wreck, they can explore the intricate details of this small but intriguing airplane. The aircraft’s pulley systems, engine mechanisms, and even a tire from the plane’s wheel can be seen. The tail of the aircraft is situated about 5 meters away from the main body.

A Lockheed P2V Neptune aircraft built in the USA as a maritime patrol aircraft and submarine hunter, known in the Royal Air Force as the Neptune MR.1, crashed during a landing at Luqa Airport on 13 January 1956.  After salvaging usable parts, the aircraft was sold for filming and sunk in the late 1950s for underwater scenes in the film The Silent Enemy, released in 1958.

As the dives are done quite far from shore, there is a possibility that the diver will start surfacing before returning to the boat. For safety reasons, we insist that each diver has a personal safety buoy (SMB) and recommend a marine or pneumatic whistle.

About Buddy Boat:

Our boat is originally designed to be safe for active sports: Scuba diving and freediving but retaining the comfort of a private yacht: lounge area, kitchen, shower/toilet all on board.
We’ll be happy to see photographers, biologists, archeologists and marine researchers on board.

Learn more about our boat

Book your adventure:

July 13, 2024 09:00

€110.00 / per person

€110.00

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Book your dive trip:

July 13, 2024 09:00

€110.00 / per person

€110.00

Out of stock

F.A.Q.:

Since this event is primarily for certified divers, we will ask you to present your diving certificate. Levels from Advance Open Water Diver and above are accepted.
According to the rules in Malta, if your certificate is lower than Advance Open Water Diver, you must be accompanied by a diving instructor.

We only provide a boat; All necessary equipment is not included in the trip price. If you need assistance renting tanks, weights or other equipment, please let us know at least 24 hours before the trip.

According to safety rules, you can dive without a partner only if you have a Self-reliant Diver certificate or technical level certificates and appropriate equipment. Otherwise, you are required to have a buddy or you can join another diving group on boat.

There is a microwave, fridge, and coffee machine on board. You can order all the meals you need through the Bolt Food service, and our skipper will meet the courier before the start of the itinerary.

  • skipper
  • fuel
  • water / coffee on board

The full deposit will be refunded if the charter cannot proceed due to weather conditions.