An early morning pleasure dive, to the Um El Faroud in Zurrieq.
The wreck sits upright on the sandy seabed southwest of Wied iz-Zurrieq near Qrendi. Um El Faroud weighs 10,000 tons and is 115 metres (377 ft)[contradiction] long. The depth to the top of the bridge is 18 metres (59 ft) and 25 metres (82 ft) to the main deck. Scuba divers might come across some squid and barracudas at the stern. The wreck can be entered fairly easily, but due to its size, this should be restricted only to divers with advanced wreck diving training.
The vessel measures 109.53 metres (359.4 ft)[contradiction] in length, and has a beam of 15.5 metres (51 ft); the height of the vessel from keel to funnel top is approximately 22 metres (72 ft). After a bad storm in winter 2005/6 the ship has now broken in two.
Morning Dive Zurrieq 31st Oct 2013