The m.v. Pippo is a concrete hulled workboat, initially the project of Vella Boat Yard of Marsa, at it's early stages of completion the project was taken over by the late Philp Formosa who completed the building of the boat. The boat was used as a work boat and for surveys.
The boat was sold to Azzopardi Fisheries and used in the tuna farming industry until such time that on a voyage from Comino to Malta the vessel started taking in water and sank off Ahrax at a depth of 37 metres.
The dive is limited to the wreck as around it the bottom is just sand. It is an easy dive but as there is not much to see the dive time tends to be short..