Built in 1938 in Sunderland, England, The New Royal Lady as she was known was requisitioned by the Royal Navy for transport duties.
After stints in Scotland and on the Thames, she arrived in malta in 1957.
The Imperial Eagle carried about 70 passengers and 10 cars. It made its maiden voyage in 1958 and was taken out of commission in 1968, her claim to fame being the sister ship to Jacques Cousteau's 'Calypso'.
A short boat ride out, you descend down the shot line to about 25 metres you can leave the line and swim across a valley to the wreck. Like so many of the wrecks in Malta, the Imperial Eagle sits upright on the sand looking absolutely fantastic.
At the other end of the valley is the Statue of Christ.
Certification Level: Deep Specialty and also recommended Nitrox