With several swim-throughs and holes for divers to explore, the HMS Maori is easy to penetrate and makes for a highly interesting dive. Half buried in sand, the guns, bows and stern were removed just before the ship was scuttled, however, these were remounted at Fort Ricasoli and were eventually used as shore battery guns during the War.
Apart from the wreck itself, freedivers can also marvel at the various fish swimming in the area and other marine creatures which have made the ship their home. Scorpion fish, sea breams and cardinal fish are easily spotted here, while closer to the sandy parts of the wreck, you’ll also be able to see some seahorses, flatfish, red mullets, moray eels and cuttlefish. The shipwreck is covered with green seaweed and tube worms, whereas her many cracks and crevasses are often inhabited by octopuses.