Ras id-Dawwara

Location of Site: 
On the west point of Malta

Type of Dive: By Boat

Well exposed to currents, surge and swell.

Average Depth: 30 metres
Maximum Depth: beyond 50+ metres

Certification Required: BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent 

The Dive:  
Ras id – Dawwara is the southern mouth of a bay, which is located to the west of Ras Ir Raheb, is walled in by rock formations rising up to approximately 60 metres in height.

The water is invariably clear. The bottom starts at a depth of 30 metres, dropping down to 50 metres and more. The steep coastal rocks form an impressive underwater wall characterized by numerous cavities and housing marine life. In times past at a depth of 50 metres one could find Tope Sharks which are harmless if not disturbed. Another attraction are the shrimps.
A sailing vessel with Arabs on board is said to have sunk here.