On the cover of Dykking 2-2011

Dykking, the Norwegian dive magazine, chose my image of the Blenheim Bomber off the coast of Malta for their cover of the second issue of 2011.

This Bristol Blenheim bomber is apparently the only one of it's kind in the world. Some parts for a plane like this are said to exist somewhere in Finland, but they surely don't make for a spectacular dive like this one, which in itself is worth the trip.

By Christian Skauge   Published: Mar 20, 2011

The magazine also features a seven-page article about diving in Malta and Gozo, which I visited in April last year.

Diving this classic Mediterranean destination was an absolute delight, and I was surprised with the quality of the diving.

I was invited to Malta and Gozo by the tourism authorities, and was hosted by Stuart Jones of Dive Malta/Tec Deep Blue while diving on the island.

Spectacular wreckdiving

Together, we did some great dives on the wrecks of Umm El Fahroud, P-29 Boltenhagen, the Bristol Blenheim bomber and the HMS Maori in St. Elmos Bay - all of which you can read more about in the upcoming issue of Dykking.

The cover shot shows the propeller of the Blenheim bomber, a fantastic and unique wreck at 43 meters depth. The fuselage has disintegrated, but the wing with two large engines are still relatively intact.

Fantastic diving at Gozo

After a few days of great werckdiving at Malta, I was off to Gozo to experience not only more wrecks, but also fantastic caves and formations, as well as a surprisingly abundant macro life.

On Gozo I was hosted by Moby Dives in Xlendi, and taken good care of even though I had to stay a few extra days because of the ash clouds restricting air traffic over Europe at the time.

Gozo was definitely not the worst place to get stuck, and while others were stressed out by not getting home I enjoyed diving the wrecks of MW Karwela and Cominoland, as well as visiting top class divesites like Blue Hole, the Inland Sea, Coral Cave and Cathedral.

I even found time to do some Mediterranean macro diving, of which you will hopefully see the results in a future edition of the magazine.

Read more about diving in Malta and Gozo in the upcoming issue of Dykking, which also covers many other topics such as mine diving in both Sweden and Norway, the wreck of UJ-173, sea angels in the Oslo fjord and diving at the Swedish Koster islands - among other things.

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