Our favourite Maltese kayaker is back, this time with some super cool footage of the waters around Fort Ricasoli.
The video starts with Vince Tanti and a group of kayakers entering a collapsed cave, sunlight beaming through the wide opening on top. Apart from the turquoise blue typical of Malta’s seas, the cave doesn’t seem to be all that special.
But then he dips his camera in the water, revealing a whole new world underneath.
Three Victorian era cannons can be seen on the seabed, and despite a certain amount of erosion, they appear to be in very good shape.
Surrounding the cannons are piles of rubble – another dangerous sign that the Fort is slowly collapsing and is need of some serious restoration.
As to how the cannons got there, nobody knows. Perhaps they fell during the French invasion of Malta in 1798, or ended up there as a result of aerial bombing during World War II. Maybe they plunged to the sea way more recently. Whatever the cause, though, they’re just one of many historical gems buried in Malta’s seas.