Wreck Dive, Cirkewwa, Malta
The MV Rozi was a tugboat originally called Rossmore. She was built in Bristol, England in 1958 by Charles Hill & Sons. She was later re-named Rossgarth after she was sold to a different company; Rea Towing in 1969. The Mifsud Brothers Ltd then bought the tug (still named Rossgarth at this time) in 1972.
She was sold to Tug Malta in 1981 and then renamed her to "ROZI" and then sold to Captain Morgan Cruises who scuttled her as an artificial reef off of Cirkewwa in 1992 as an attraction for the tourist submarine. However, these tours no longer exist today which left the site open to become one of the most popular dive sites here in Malta. Attracting an abundance of marine life and incredible photo opportunities.
Rozi lies in a sandy bottom of 36m where the bow is at the deepest point. On average, the wreck is observed at max 30m. The wreck itself it lies just off the reef which makes navigation very simple on return.
The Rudder, obviously, is at the stern of the wreck and is one of the places that you can find nudibranchs out on the wreck. The scorpion fish have also made this area their home where you can find 3 or 4 trying to camouflage to the wreck. This is a very photogenic part of the wreck and if you have a good buddy who likes posing for pictures, this is one spot to grab a few nice photographs.
The wreck is fantastic for penetration as there is ample light and a large cargo hole where you can find moray eels hiding or tons of hermit crabs and shrimp. The wheel house is a famous photo area where divers love to act as captains driving the Rozi to sea.
You must be certified to dive to a depth of 30 meters to dive this site. We would also recommend being a Nitrox Diver.
DIVE SITE SPECIFICATION: The Tugboat Rozi
- Location: Cirkewwa, Malta
- Type Of Dive: Shore Dive
- Max Depth: 38m
- Minimum Certification: PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
- For Penetration Dives: PADI Wreck Diver
- Recommended: PADI Deep Diver & PADI Nitrox Diver