The 80m long MV Ix-Xlendi, an old ro-ro ferry, was scuttled in November 1999 to form an artificial reef on Gozo’s south-east coast. Unfortunately, the wreck ended up upside down and due to the weight of the hull, the whole section above the deck was crushed. However, the MV Ix-Xlendi still offers a good dive for experienced divers. The propellers, one on each end, are found at approximately 32m and fish life is abundant all around the wreck. Wreck penetration is not recommended due to its very unstable condition. An old car lies next to the ferry on the coast side.
Photos Credit: Atlantis Gozo