Also known as
N35, Olympus
Interest
Wreck
Popularity
Low
Depth
115m (avg), 130m (max)
Qualification
Technical
Shore access
Boat only
Location
35.9200°N 14.5750°E (Approx)
Rating
N/A

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.

As of 1st May 2019 HMS Olympus is under protection of Heritage Malta, and diving the 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

http://wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?16109
https://uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/3395.html
https://heritagemalta.org/hms-olympus/

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