With over 50 dive sites Gozo is one of the last few unspoilt islands in the Mediterranean.
If you want trip to an unspoilt island in the Mediterranean with genuine rural charm and some amazing diving then Gozo will tick the boxes for you. Underwater Gozo provides divers with some simply stunning topography and it's easy to see why divers from the UK return here year after year. There are over fifty dive sites around the twenty seven miles of Gozo's coastline where the diving offers some incredible overhangs, tunnels and arches which give the diving a really rugged, natural beauty combined with fantastic disability. The diving around Gozo and Comino is accessed with both shore and boat dives and as the conditions are normally good and with excellent visibility Gozo is a great place for learners or divers with limited experience.
Diving highlights The Blue Hole A famous dive and also a UNESCO world heritage site the Blue Hole is probably the most popular dive site on the Maltese islands. The hole has been carved out of the rock by millennia of wind and waves. It gives a nice sheltered entry point for a few dives. The site also has an extremely large archway which begins at eight meters and is almost square in shape and is encased in golden cup coral. At the bottom of the hole there is a large cave which is always worth exploring as it is possible to find sea horses hiding in the seaweed.
Cathedral Cave Usually accessed by boat, the shallows on this dive are worth exploring as they are home to pretty damselfish and keep your eyes open for the well camouflaged seahorses moving through the algae. The cave itself is the best part of this dive though as you enter at only five meters below the surface and this then leads you into a massive domed vault and here you can surface to see the cave above the waterline. Zurziep Reef This is a great boat dive and best experienced in the afternoon as the site is illuminated by the sunlight from the west. As it is rarely fished so it has good numbers of marine life and the area is home to large numbers of parrotfish, amberjacks, damselfish and sand smelt. There are also lots of small caves here which are home to cardinalfish and species of anemone.
Xlendi Bay Tunnel This site is very close to our partner dive operation St Andrew's Divers. It's a really nice shallow water diver so it's a great dive for inexperienced divers wanting to try their first cave dive and is a popular night dive. The walls of the caves are covered with sponges, purple and green algae, red starfish, golden zoanthids and lots of bristleworms. It is common to see colourful nudibranch on this site as well. In the warmer months of the summer this cave provides shelter for schooling juvenile barracuda from larger predators out in open water.
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