Tragedy as scuba diver dies off Maltese coast

Police have launched an investigation after a British tourist died at one of Malta’s most popular diving spots.

The man, 50, died after getting into difficulties while diving in Ċirkewwa.

He was underwater with a scuba diving group when he reportedly found himself in trouble.

The diver was given emergency first aid but unfortunately passed away.

Malta Police told 89.7 Bay they were called to the scene at around 11.45am on Tuesday morning.

Cirkewwa is one of the most popular scuba diving sites in the Maltese Islands.

It is an easy shallow training area and also features a number of tunnels and caves as well as two shipwrecks.

The Tugboat Rozi and the Patrol Boat P29 were both scuttled to become diving attractions.

Read more: These are Malta’s top scuba diving sites

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