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Location Xatt L-Ahmar
Type Wreck (Ferry)
Maximum Depth 42 metres
Entry & Exit Shore
Typical Marine Life Amber Jack, Grouper, Octopus, Nudibranch, Damsel Fish, Sea Bream

This ship was built by Meyer Jos L., Papenburg (West Germany) and launched in 1957 as M/S Frisia II.

In 1977 she was named the Nordpaloma and came to Malta in 1986. She was renamed Karwela in 1987 and was owned by Comino Marina LTD till about 2002.

The Karwela was scuttled by the Maltese Government on 12th August 2006 and now lies upright on a sandy bottom infront of Xatt l-Ahmar in Gozo at a maximum depth of 42m.

The dives start very close to the southern Gozo shore. After exploring the wreck the nearby reef wall makes a fantastic end to the dive as you slowly make your way up the wall you have the chance to see some of the Mediterranean fish life.





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