St Elmo's Bay


Free divers, even in the more popular dive destinations, are rare to come by. So when we do spot one—or are spotted by one—it's always good to exchange information. A few weeks ago over the Um El Faroud, we struck up conversation with Zoltán, another free diver living in Malta. We were finally able to meet for a dive over the HMS Maori, although all of us feared the worst in terms of quality due to recent poor weather: the last few days, despite calm winds, have featured large swells from the south. Fortunately, the conditions were quite good!

Zoltán and Kristaps took advantage of the clarity to enjoy some pleasant diving—and also to try out Huck's new toy, a GoPro Hero4 Silver. (More on that later…)

Regardless not seeing much wildlife (just a common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis), which happen to be Kristaps' favourite), we enjoyed the warm temperature and pleasant clarity. And look forward to future dives together!

Gear used

Cressi 2000 HF fins, Beuchat Men's Crawl C500 wet suit, Sony RX100M4 camera, Suunto D6i dive computer.

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