Ras Il-Hobz

Location of Site: 

East of Fessej Rock into the indented corner of the shoreline

Type of Dive: Boat or Shore

Condition:

Can be done only by experienced divers in flat calm conditions

Average Depth: 30 metres

Maximum Depth: 50 metres +

Certification Required: 

BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent

The Dive:

Ras IL-Hobz is a single pinnacle which rises vertically out of the seabed just 12m off the headland. As it nears its summit at 11m the rock splits into two and you can usually find lobsters, slipper lobsters and octopus in the fissure. The rock is covered in algae growth dotted with spiral tubeworms. Schools of chromis  bogue and smelt are found all around the rock, preyed upon by painted comber.