Also known as
N35, Olympus
115m (avg), 130m (max)
Shore access
Boat only
35.9260° N 14.5660° E (Approx)
35°55.560' N 014°33.960' E
35°55'34" N 014°33'58" E
★★★★★ from 2 divers

HMS Olympus (N35) is a World War II submarine wreck in Malta. HMS Olympus was an Odin- or O-class British submarine, 86.5 m in length and 6 m wide. On 8th May 1942 Olympus struck a mine and sank few kilometres off the coast of Malta. 89 lives were lost and only 9 survived. HMS Olympus wreck was found in 2011. The wreck sits upright at depth of about 130 m and is largely intact.

HMS Olympus was opened for divers on 1st May 2019, managed by Heritage Malta, and diving the submarine wreck requires a special permit. Read more about diving the historical wrecks in Malta.

Other submarine wreck dives in Malta are HMS Stubborn, that was scuttled in 1946 and is now a popular dive site, and HMS Urge, which hit a mine only few weeks before HMS Olympus in April 1942.

More info about HMS Olympus dive site

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Comments and Ratings

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Ben VB, August 2022:
★★★★★ The largest and most impressive of the submarine wrecks in Malta. Covered with lush colourful growth, the hull is like an underwater garden! Can be circumnavigated in about 15-20 minutes without a DPV if you're quick, otherwise the most interesting part is the conning tower. Well worth the long deco.
Adam Sant, December 2020:
Adam Sant, December 2020:
★★★★★ Very beautiful wreck with lots to see. Lots of fan corals in different colors - not common at all in Malta. Dive is easily done with a max depth of 105-107m, while still deep, it does not need to be an extremely deep dive!

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