After excellent expeditions in 2018, Jack Ingle is planning more trips to Malta in 2019.
The dates are:
- Week 1: 1st to 7th May 2019
- Week 2: 7th to 13th May 2019
- Week 3: 13th to 19th November 2019
The diving is stunning with excellent visibility and excellent WW1 and WW2 wrecks, with the dives around the 40 to 70 metre range. The expeditions will cost £800 per diver, which includes 5 days boat diving (from a Technical Dive Boat with Divers lift), self catering accommodation (high quality apartments), group vehicle hire, transfers to and from airport and dive sites, air and hire of twinsets (or Rebreather cylinders).
There is also a deco station with support diver and back up gas on the line. Nitrox, Helium and stage Deco cylinders are available but not included in the overall price.
Flights are available to Malta at around £180. Flight details and how to book them will be sent to you later once your place has been confirmed.
The actual dives planned will be arranged around the group of divers and will be dependent on their wishes, qualifications and experience. Please discuss this with Jack Ingle. All divers must be a minimum of Dive Leader, Divemaster or equivalent. Some of the sites available are listed below but there are many more:
Le Polynesienne: This wreck was a French liner. Length 156 metres powered by a steam engine from 12 coal boilers giving her a cruising speed of 17 knots. She was hit by a torpedo from a German U boat in 1918 and lays in 60 metres of water. This is a stunning wreck and one you will want to visit more than once.
HMS Stubborn: This is a British Submarine P238 (S class), built in 1942 and is 66 metres long, she is sitting in 56 metres of water at a 10 degree list. Her armaments were 7 torpedo tubes, a 3 inch gun on the fore deck and one 20mm machine gun behind the conning tower. She carried a crew of 44 men and was scuttled at the end of the war.
HMS Southwold: This is a Hunt Class Destroyer and is 86 metres in length. The Southwold was escorting other vessels when she struck a mine (1942), was taking in tow to Malta but sank before making the safe haven. She sits in 70 metres on her starboard side. She has two sections and needs more than one dive to visit both Bow and Stern
Schnell Boat: German MTB boat, intact wreck, 2WW, torpedoes still in tubes, great dive, 70 metres
Other sites: This area is littered with many wrecks, mainly from the WW2 era, some of these include, Hellespont, HMS St Angelo, Imperial Eagle, HM Drifter Eddy, El Faroud and many more.
To book your place or to find out more information please contact Jack Ingle on telephone: 0208 650 6089, mobile: 07759404891 or e-mail: Jack@jackingle.co.uk