Is – Sikka Tal-Kolonna

Location of Site: 
To the North of St Paul’s Island

Type of Dive: By Boat

Although exposed because it lies between Is-Sikka il-Bajda and St Paul’s islands it is worth the dive.

Average Depth: 20 metres

Maximum Depth: 42 metres

Certification Required: 
BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent

The Dive: 
The reef is exposed as it lies in the open sea in a direction north east from St Paul’s Island. The boat should have an echo sounder so that the drop off can easily be located. Once the anchor is dropped the divers can descent down the anchor line   and dive along the wall of the reef.

The reef shelves down and the divers can use the shallow part to decompress at the end of the dive. This is an interesting reef with numerous crevices for one to explore. Although fish life is not so profuse if one is lucky on the day, Meagre, the Dusky Grouper, Black Tailed Bream, Grouper may be spotted.