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)
35°58.416' N 014°28.092' E
35°58'25" N 014°28'6" E
Rating
★★★☆☆ from 2 divers

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 2009. As of 1st May 2019 Ju 88 is managed by Heritage Malta, and diving the wreck requires a special permit. Read more about diving the historical wrecks in Malta.

There is another Junkers Ju 88 airplane wreck off Marsaskala at 100+ m depth. Other technical airplane wreck dives are Liberator Bomber B24 at 57 m, Fairey Swordfish at 70 m and Douglas A-1 Skyraider at 100+ m depth. For recreational divers interested in airplanes, there are some shallower wreck dives in Malta: Bristol Beaufighter, Bristol Blenheim Bomber, Mosquito Fighter Bomber and Lockheed P2V Neptune. These plane wrecks are between 32 and 42 m deep.

More info about Junkers Ju 88 dive site

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

Comments and Ratings

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Adam Sant, 2 months ago:
★★★★ Nice Wreck with lots of sea life. Not very big but enough to see considering the limited bottom time. https://youtu.be/HFpUxSAXv14
Mika Tanninen, April 2017:
★★☆☆☆ Small wreck, and not much to see in the surroundings.

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