Also known as
Ju 88, Junkers 88
Interest
Wreck
Popularity
Low
Depth
57m (avg), 57m (max)
Qualification
Technical
Shore access
Boat only
Location
35.9736°N 14.4682°E (Approx)
Rating
★★☆☆☆ from 1 diver

Junkers Ju 88 is a World War II airplane wreck dive in Malta. Ju 88 was a German twin-engine all-metal bomber, about 15 m in length and 20 m wingspan. The plane wreck is located about 3 km off Bahar ic-Caghaq. This is a boat dive for technical divers. Junkers wreck lies at a depth of maximum 57 metres on sandy seabed and is well preserved, although trawl nets have caused some damage. The tail section is in intact condition about 50 m from the main fuselage.

Junkers Ju 88 airplane wreck was found in 2015. As of 1st May 2019 Ju 88 is under protection of Heritage Malta, and diving the wreck requires a special permit. Read more about diving the historical wrecks in Malta

For divers interested in airplane wrecks, there are few shallower dive sites in Malta: Bristol Beaufighter, Bristol Blenheim Bomber, Mosquito Fighter Bomber and Lockheed P2V Neptune. These plane wrecks are between 32 and 42 m deep. Other technical airplane wreck dives are Fairey Swordfish at 70 m and Liberator Bomber B24 at 57 m depth.

More info about Junkers Ju 88 dive site

https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?285692
https://heritagemalta.org/ju88/

Comments and Ratings

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Mika Tanninen, April 2017:
★★☆☆☆ Small wreck, and not much to see in the surroundings.

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