Location of Site:
Just south of San Dimitri Point, the most westerly point on Gozo.
Type of Dive: By Boat
Can be difficult with surface chop and current; only dived in calm waters and an easterly wind
Average Depth: 25 metres
Maximum Depth: beyond 60 metres
BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent
The cliffs of San Dimitri climb up to over 80 metres and at the depth of 6 metres, you can find a shallow plateau. The top of this reef is perfect for anchoring the dive-boat and completing any safety stop at the end of the dive.
The first part of the drop-off leads gently down to some house-sized boulders with vertical walls. Head out due west in open water until you reach an approximately depth around 30 metres and then follow the reef- run in a big semi-circle to the south.
During the entire dive always watch out for big shoals of barracuda and also look into the blue for dentex and groupers! You might also be able to spot different kinds of rays as they are very common at this dive site.
Upon returning to the anchor-place there is a sheltered swim-through between the cliff-wall and the backside of the reef before you ascend to your safety stop and enjoy the reef platform with its colourful marine life.