Sites Around Gozo
Xwejni Bay ** (Shore Dive)
With an easy entrance/exit and a maximum depth of 15m is it an ideal
dive site for beginners. Small canyons hide octopus, Moray eels
and plenty of scorpion fish.
Double Arch ***** (Shore or Boat Dive)
A steep rocky drop off indicates the beginning of this fantastic
dive located at the north coast of Gozo. As you descend to 34m the
two huge rock arches on top of each other appear in the distance.
The insides of the arches are wonderfully grown with colourful sponges
and corals. And the top at 16m is the best place to spot a school
of barracudas and hunting Dentex.
Salt Pans *** (Shore Dive)
Salt Pans is a varied dive which starts with a boulder slope that
has resident groupers and passing Dentex and barracuda then leads
onto a drop off with a shallow reef full of channels, ideal for
hiding octopus and scorpion fish.
Reqqa Point ***** (Shore Dive)
Reqqa Point is a rocky promontory on the north coast of Gozo. The
beautiful and unique coast line is continuous under water. This
is a excellent refuge for groupers, Dentex, barracudas and amber
jacks. Many, many thousands of Damselfish and sardines may be seen
throughout the entire dive.
Shrimps Cave *** (Shore Dive)
Situated at Reqqa point this cave's entry point is at 36 meters
and rises up to 28 meters and is home to a large of number shrimp.
A perfect dive for experienced cave divers.
Billinghurst Cave ** (Shore Dive)
Billinghurst Cave is found to the west of Reqqa Point. The top of
the cave entrance is just above the surface and the bottom is at
27 meters. A long tunnel leads to a further cave deep inside the
rock where the diver can surface. Immediately inside the entrance
to the cave there are plenty of red sponges, soft corals, cardinal
fish and hidden in-between the rock boulders conger eel and crabs
are to be found. On the way back through the tunnel one can admire
the deepest blue framed by the rocks of the cave entrance.
Cathedral Cave ***** (Shore or Boat Dive)
The beginning of the dive on the north coast is through the beautiful
Ghasri Valley- a spectacular narrow gorge, which widens as it reaches
the sea. Around the corner the divers approach the entrance to Gozo’s
most spectacular cave. As you dive in, you slowly ascent between
the large rock boulders and finally surface in the cave. There is
a crack in the cliff that allows air and light to come in and give
the surface of the water this magical blue color. The ceiling goes
up to about 10 meters and forms a huge dome.
San Dimitri Point **** (Boat Dive)
This dive at one of the most imposing cliff lines of the north -
west corner of Gozo is only accessible by boat. The steep, vertical
cliff face above the surface belies that which the diver experiences
just as soon as the dive commences. It is here where you find the
best visibility of 40 meters or more in the Maltese Islands. There
is every chance of seeing truly spectacular fish such as shoals
of barracuda, tuna, Dentex and rays.
Inland Sea **** (Shore Dive)
This unique dive with its 80 meter tunnel with depth from 3m to
25m and large enough to reveal a huge blue canyon to dive through
makes a fantastic dive with a very easy entrance/exit from a slip-way.
Once outside the tunnel you can decide weather you want to dive
along the left or right sides of the drop off which goes down to
50 meter plus. There the divers can spot big and small groupers,
hunting Dentex and Amberjacks in the shallower area of the reef.
Blue Hole/ Azure Window ***** (Shore and Boat Dive)
The Blue Hole is a beautiful rock formation carved by nature and
is probably the most popular dive site of Gozo. A spectacular and
memorable beginning to any one of a different number of dive routes
starts here. On entering this ‘hole’ the diver has access
to the sea in the form of a great archway. Turning to the right
you soon dive through Gozo’s biggest tourist attraction, the
Azure Window which is the best place to see Gozo’s biggest
groupers and also Dentex or Amberjacks hunting for sardines. As
you come back into the Blue Hole have a look at the cave where you’ll
find lots of shrimp and the odd conger eel.
Blue Hole/ the Chimney ***** (Shore Dive)
Coming out through the Blue Hole arch you turn to the left. In about
18 meters the divers will find the entrance to a crack in the reef
called the Chimney which is about 15 meters long. Diving through
this crack you come out in the Coral Garden at 6 meter. The Coral
Garden is the shallow sun lit part of this wonderful reef and you’ll
see octopus, shoals of Salima, scorpion fish and Parrotfish diving
side along with you.
Coral Cave **** (Shore Dive)
This truly splendid Coral Cave has a very large arch entrance, which
is a full 20 meters across at the bottom at a depth of 28 meters.
Within the cave the diver’s torch brings to life the many
different types of encrusting coral sponges in fantastic colors,
virgin lace and other corals. On leaving the cave, the divers heads
back towards the Coral Garden up to the top of the cliff face and
finishes the dive in the Blue Hole.
Crocodile Rock **** (Boat and Shore Dive)
Crocodile Rock is a wonderful site with a reef that drops down to
about 30 meters and quickly increases to 50m plus. There is a small
cave worth having a look inside and as you dive along the reef cliffs
you’ll see shoals of barracudas, Amberjacks or Dentex. You
also have the chance to see Gozo’s biggest grouper. Going
up onto the reef the diver will find many small cracks and canyons
to dive through where you may find octopus, moray eels and scorpion
fish looking for shelter.
Fungus Rock ** (Boat Dive)
Fungus Rock is an isolated and prominent feature in Dwejra
Bay. The fascinating rock wall drops absolutely vertically to a
depth of 45 meters where you find the area covered in sizeable boulders
– often sitting one on top of the other. These provide excellent
habitat for the large groupers. On reaching the north - eastern
corner of the rock, it is time to begin a slow ascent as you turn
and commence the return journey. Here the underwater features become
more interesting as ledges and gullies present themselves for closer
ZurZiep *** (Boat Dive)
Situated on the West Coast of Gozo is another fantastic boat dive
site. Diving along some huge rock formations you can spot lobsters,
groupers, breams or even barracudas. Before you go back up to the
reef through a small chimney and narrow gullies where you often
see octopus, nudibranches and sea anemones.
Ulysses Cave ** (Boat Dive)
This dive site is just out side of Xlendi Bay and is situated in
a large cavern over the water. The dive is conducted on a boulder
slope with a narrow gully leading to a small cave which two divers
can enter and surface within. This cave is unique as it has a fresh
water spring leading to it so the water temperature is cold and
Xlendi Cave **** (Shore Dive)
is a long and narrow inlet that faces south – west. This is
one of the best shallow dives Gozo has to offer. To those who are
relatively new to cave diving you can try our very nice tunnel that
offers a perfect opportunity for building your experience.
Xlendi Reef *** (Shore Dive)
and Xlendi reef is the main training area where we conduct our open
watercourses. As the depth range is between 5m and 18m it offers
the students the opportunity to experience a full range of training.
As the bay is sheltered and there are no currents it hosts large
numbers of juvenile species of underwater life.
Id-Dawra *** (Boat Dive)
Situated to the left of Xlendi Bay this dive site not only offers
a drop off, boulder slop, cave and a tunnel, but also a long and
narrow swim through which often houses moray or conger eels. The
colors created in the tunnel by the right lights are not to be missed.
Mgarr Ix Xini *** (Shore)
This protected inlet is another of our better shallow dives. The
dive site is primarily a sandy bottom housing Rays, Giant Ton Shells
and flying Gurnards with rocky areas along the bottom of the cliffs
with octopus and also sea horses. There is also a small cave which
can be penetrated safely as it is not an over head environment.
Fessej Rock ** (Boat)
This pinnacle situated at the mouth of Mgarr
Ix Xini has a spectacular boulder slope dropping down to depths
of 40 meters and beyond offering swim through with colorful sponges
and pipe worms and then leading up to a shallow reef with gullies
and canyons housing octopus and rock lobsters.
The Xlendi Wreck ** (Shore)
wreck was sunk for divers in 2000 on its way to the bottom it hit
the drop off and flipped upside down thus making it a deep dive.
The wreck is still a nice dive as there is still plenty to look
at as well as a car at the 30-m level.
Xatt L Ahmar ** (shore)
Xatt l Ahamar
offers a number of dive route options, which range from boulder
slopes to drop off, caves and shallow reefs where there have been
sightings of sea horses. This dive area is situated on the south
coast, which is generally protected from the dominant weather patterns.
Hondoq * (shore)
a desalination plant near it and the inlet pipe is the main attraction
of this shallow dive as it houses moray eels, octopus and cutle
fish with a large sand area, which we often find rays and other
Hondoq Reef ** (Boat/shore Dive)
This reef goes from a depth of 11-m to 3 meters with two swim through
and many cracks and holes that hide numbers of marine animals and
plants. Surrounded by sand there is also the opportunity to see
Dive Sites Around Comino
Cominotto ** (Boat Dive)
This over looked dive site has much to offer from a boulder slope
giving refuge to small and large fish and a wall dive dropping down
to 50 meters. Here schools of two banded bream dominate the scenery.
Crystal Lagoon ** (Boat Dive)
This protected lagoon is a shallow dive with various attractions.
The start of the dive is through a small tunnel leading out to a
deep rock bottom, which are home to octopus and other small marine
life. Leading around the point the diver has the opportunity swim
through channels onto a sand area full of resident sea bream.
Lantern Point **** (Boat Dive)
Lantern Point is an interesting dive site with the start being a
cave that opens at 4 meters with the exit at 18 meters. After the
cave a number of large boulders offer many swim throughs which finally
lead through to a drop off where you often see large passing fish
Comino Caves ***** (Boat Dive)
is a complex of caves that inter connects to create interesting
underwater scenery and memorable dive. During the dive Bream surrounds
you and if there is left over bread from lunch we have the opportunity
to f eed them.