Dwejra Point (The Blue Hole)
Location of Site: At the bottom of Dwejra Point in front of where the Azure Window once stood until it fell down on March 8, 2018.
Type of Dive: Reachable by a fairly difficult walk over limestone, leading you down to the shore.
Condition: The hole is sheltered as it is protected by a fringe of rock
Average Depth: 20 metres
Maximum Depth: Beyond 60 metres
BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent
If a long walk over rocks doesn't bother you can do this dive as a shore dive. When you come down the hill into Dwejra you will be facing a little chapel on top of a hill. Take a left on to the rocks and park here. This is where you kit up. Study the walk down to the blue hole before you put your kit on. A ten-minute or so walk from the car park over large rocks will eventually lead you to the Blue Hole. It looks like hard work, and it is, but boy it's worth it!
The Blue Hole right side - Once in the hole itself descend and you will notice that from this hole there is a lovely archway into the open sea. This will bring you down to 15 metres and the walls of this hole are covered with colourful coral tubeworms, sponges and other small marine life. The sensation the diver gets here is breath taking. Stick to the right hand-side wall after swimming out from underneath the arch and you will find you are swimming over a great number of large boulders. After going in this direction for a while you will see the remains of the leg of the former Azure window on your left-hand side. Take a left turning and go around this leg. Stick to around 40 metres and you should see a few big groupers. On the way back, you will notice that when you go under the arch of the Blue Hole there is a cave to your left-hand side. This you can enter and have a good look around, especially in the crack at the bottom of the back of the cave. Here you can find a few colourful shrimps and also the odd eel. The Blue Hole is one of the most beautiful dives of the Maltese Islands.
The Blue Hole left side - Same parking spot and same entry into the water but this time keep to your left-hand side after the arch. Navigating along the left-hand wall will offer deeper diving with a better chance of seeing larger fish such as grouper and dentex. A vertical chimney leads in towards the land and presents a narrow but interesting passage from the depth of 25 metres up to 5 metres. Half way up this chimney there is a hole large enough for a diver to stand in. This is an ideal site for photography, whether it is macro or wide angle. After the dive you can then return the same way and exit the Blue hole. A visit to the cave mentioned in the previous dive would be a nice way to seal this dive. This is a recommended dive site that shouldn't be missed.