P33 Wreck

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Navigation: Zonqor Point, Marsaskala – Wreck is roughly situated in between Tug10 and St. Michael Tug, but further back towards the Jerma Hotel by about 100m. A line was in place at time of visit roughly 3 weeks after scuttling from Tug10 to the wreck. Access: Shore Dive Max Depth: 21 metres Visibility: Can be tricky, […]

Blata tal-Melħ

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Type of Dive: Boat Dive Location: West Coast of Malta, midway between Ras Ir-Raheb and It-Trozz. Average depth: 30 metres Maximum depth: 60 metres + Certification Required:  BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent The dive:  This is a wall (going southwards) and boulder dive (going northwards). There is a nice valley which is ideal […]

Anchor Bay

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Location of Site:  Opposite Popeye’s Village, off the southern edge of the pier Type of Dive: From the shore Condition:  Poor visibility is  the norm  if the wind is blowing from the North West, though this clears at the entrance of the cave. One has to take care of currents at the Cavern entrance Average Depth: 6 metres […]

Xrobb l-Ghagin

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Location of Site: On the east side of Malta Type of Dive: Shore Dive Conditions: Sheltered Average Depth: 10 metres Maximum Depth: 12 metres Certification Required: BSAC Ocean Diver, PADI Open Water or equivalent. The Dive: Entry into the water is into 1 – 6 metres depth on the south western side. The bay North East of Xrobb l-Ghagin has […]

Wied Znuber

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Location of Site: To the East of Wied Maqbul Type of Dive: Boat Dive Conditions:  The water is usually clear but the site is exposed to the North West and southerly winds Average Depth: 15 metres Maximum Depth: 42 metres Certification Required:  BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent The Dive:  The bottom is covered with […]

ORP Kujawiak (L72 )

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ORP Kujawiak (L72 ) Like HMS Olympus, ORP Kujawiak was struck by a mine off the coast of Valetta in 1942. The crew, who were part of the Polish Navy, were conducting a rescue mission while escorting allied convoys carrying supplies to Malta. ORP Kujawiak was originally a British Hunt Type II destroyer built as […]

Ir-Rexxieqa

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Dive Site:  Ir-Rexxieqa Location of Site: On the western coast of Malta. Type of Dive: Boat dive. Condition: Ideally dived with a North East or Easterly wind.   Average Depth: 25 – 60metres Certification Required: BSAC Sport diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent   The Dive: Boat anchors in 34 metres in front of […]

The Canyon

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Location of Site: Off the headland directly out to the left of Comino Hotel Type of Dive: By boat or shore Condition: Sheltered but there can be surge Average Depth: 7 metres Maximum Depth: 20 metres Certification Required: BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent The Dive: There are many small drop offs and narrow tunnels at […]

Sultan Rock

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Location of Site: South-East point of Comino Type of Dive:  Boat Dive Condition:  Exposed rock sheltered from the North West winds but can be choppy with strong currents Average Depth: 8 metres Maximum Depth: 18 metres Certification Required: BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent The Dive:  Not a deep dive but because of the currents […]

Santa Marija tunnel (elephant rock)

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Location of Site: North-Eastern part of Comino inside the sheltered headland Type of Dive: Boat Dive Condition:  Very popular with snorkellers also as sheltered from the South West winds Average Depth: 6 metres Maximum Depth: 6 metres Certification Required:  BSAC Ocean Diver, PADI Open Water or equivalent. The Dive:  The length of this tunnel is 30 metres, therefore […]

Santa Marija Reef

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Location of Site: Opposite the Northern most point of Comino Type of Dive:  Boat Dive Condition: Boat entry can be hard as can be quite exposed with surface chop and swell Average Depth: 9 metres Maximum Depth: 21 metres Certification Required: BSAC Ocean Diver, PADI Open Water or equivalent. The Dive:  Here you can explore numerous gulleys, […]

Santa Marija Caves

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Location of Site: North West of Santa Marija Tunnel to the large natural arch Type of Dive:  Boat Dive Condition: Very popular with fish feeding tourists as sheltered from the North West winds Average Depth: 7 metres Maximum Depth: 10 metres Certification Required: BSAC Ocean Diver, PADI Open Water or equivalent. The Dive: These caves are located […]

Lighthouse Reef

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Location of Site: On the southern side of the light on the South West point of Comino Type of Dive:  Boat Dive Condition: Very exposed so should be dived when the weather is perfect Average Depth: 18 metres Maximum Depth: Beyond 50 metres Certification Required:  BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent The Dive:  The dive […]

Inner Lantern Point

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Location of Site:  Inside the headland to the north of the light on the South West point of Comino Type of Dive:  Boat Dive Condition: Even though it is sheltered from the South East winds, you might still come across surge and current Average Depth: 30 metres Maximum Depth: Beyond 45 metres Certification Required:  BSAC Sports Diver, […]

Inner Cominotto

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Location of Site: Off the southern shore of Cominotto Type of Dive: Boat Dive Condition: Sheltered from North East winds but can come across surge and choppy surface waters Average Depth: 9 metres Maximum Depth: 22 metres Certification Required: BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent The Dive: From this limestone island, divers can either go left […]

Cominotto Rock

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Location of Site:  Off the South Western point of Cominotto Type of Dives:  Boat Dive Condition: Only for experienced divers as it is well exposed therefore subject to strong currents Average Depth: 12 metres Maximum Depth: 50 metres Certification Required: BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent The Dive: This is a vertical wall which […]

Cominotto Anchor Reef

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Location of Site:  Northwest of Cominotto island to the edge of the outer reef Type of Dive: By boat Condition: Sheltered from the South West winds but can be choppy Average Depth: 18 metres Maximum Depth: 36 metres Certification Required:  BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Open Water or equivalent. The Dive:  This is a wall dive mainly created […]

Comino – Lautier’s Reef

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This part of the reef was named after Tony Lautier who used to own the Comino Diving Centre).   Location of Site:  In the channel between Gozo and Comino. Type of dive: Boat dive Condition: Site is exposed, to be dived when the wind is light.   Average depth: 25 metres Maximum depth: 45 metres   Certification required: BSAC Sport Diver, […]

Cominitto Cave (Alex’s Cave)

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Location of Site:  To the south of the next large islet between Cominotto and Comino, were behind is the Blue Lagoon Type of Dive: By boat Condition: It is extremely dangerous to dive this cave when there is a southerly storm blowing, other then that  it is sheltered Average Depth: 8 metres Maximum Depth: 16 metres Certification […]

Blue Lagoon

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Location of Site: To the north of the sheltered Blue Lagoon Type of Dive:  Boat Dive Condition: Very popular with tourists as it is well sheltered from storms Average Depth: 6 metres Maximum Depth: 12 metres Certification Required: BSAC Ocean Diver, PADI Open Water or equivalent. The Dive: Cruise around Comino to the Gozo side, and as soon as […]

P31 – Comino

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Navigation: South from Cominotto in the middle of the bay. Access: Boat Dive Depth: 16 metres Visibility: Good and an ideal diving site when wind is blowing from the North West Sea Bed: Sand Interests: Wreck Dive Certification Required: BSAC Ocean Diver, PADI Open Water or equivalent The Dive: (information from http://www.subwayscuba.com/divesubway/comino_p31.html ) WRECK –  P31  Kondor-I Class Patrol Boat – Builders VEB Peenewerft, Wolgast P31 ready to […]

MV Xlendi

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WARNING: The Wreck of the Xlendi can be a death trap if one tries to penetrate it. It is strongly advised NOT TO PENETRATE the wreck whatsoever. Navigation: Off Xatt L-Ahmar Access: Shore Dive Depth: 30 – 40 metres Visibility: 10 – 20 metres Sea Bed: Sand Interests: Wreck Diver Certification Required: BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent Wreck Statistics: Built in […]

Karwela

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Navigation: Off Xatt L’Ahmar Access: Shore Dive Depth: 40 metres Visibility: Good and an ideal diving site when wind is blowing from the North West Sea Bed: Sand Interests: Wreck Dive Certification Required: BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent The Dive: Ideally dived from a boat but can also be dived from the shore. A shot line should be […]

Cominoland

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Navigation: Off Xatt L’Ahmar Access: Shore Dive Depth: 40 metres Visibility: Good and an ideal diving site when wind is blowing from the North West Sea Bed: Sand Interests: Wreck Dive Certification Required: BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent The Dive: If diving from a boat, boat can anchor on top of the wreck and a shot […]

Xlendi Cave and Reef

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Location of Site:  The northern corner of Xlendi Bay through the headland Type of Dive: Shore dive Condition: Sheltered but busy with boat traffic Average Depth: 6 metres Maximum Depth: 25 metres Certification Required: BSAC Ocean Diver, PADI Open Water or equivalent. The Dive: This can be done either as a shore dive or as a boat dive. […]

Xatt L-Ahmar

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Location of Site: Southwest of Mgarr, sheltered by Mellieha Point Type of Dive: From the shore over farming land with an easy walk down Condition: Sheltered with little current Average Depth: 9 metres Maximum Depth: 30 metres Certification Required:  BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent The Dive: This is a small reddish bay at the […]

Wied il-Mielah

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Location of Site: West of Cathedral Cave Type of Dive: Boat or Shore Condition: Exposed to all winds from North West to North East Average Depth: 30 metres Maximum Depth: 50+ metres Certification Required: BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent The Dive: A reef about 12m deep and about 30m long extends west (WNW) […]

The Quarry (Qala)

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Location of Site: East point of Gozo Type of Dive: Boat dive Condition: Dependent on the northwest wind Average Depth: 15 metres Maximum Depth: 35 metres Certification Required: BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent The Dive:  This sunken reef is adaptable to any level of diver training. Starting at 6m , it gradually slopes down […]

The Blue Dome (Ghasri Valley, Cathedral Cave)

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Location of Site: Between Forna Point and Reqqa Point Type of Dive: Best by boat but can be done on shore requiring an arduous climb, over rocks and steps Condition: Sheltered inlet Average Depth: 12 metres in the cave and 30 metres outside Maximum Depth: 30 metres Certification Required: BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent […]

Ta’ Cenc

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Location of Site: Near Mgarr Ix- Xini Type of Dive: Boat Dive Conditions:  Sheltered from the North West wind. Average Depth: 25 metres Maximum Depth: 37+ metres Certification Required:  BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent The Dive:  This is a wall dive. The boat berths close to the canyon which leads to Mgarr Ix-Xini. On […]

San Dimitri Point

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Location of Site: Just south of San Dimitri Point, the most westerly point on Gozo. Type of Dive: By Boat Condition: 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 Certification Required: BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent […]

Reqqa Point

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Location of Site: Most northerly point of Gozo where there is a small curved spur jotting out into the sea Type of Dive: Shore dive Condition: It is very popular with fisherman and is difficult to enter and exit when sea is choppy Average Depth: 25 metres Maximum Depth: Beyond 70 metres Certification Required:  BSAC Sports Diver, PADI […]

Ras In-Newwiela

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Location of Site: East of Ta’ Cenc Cliffs Type of Dive: Boat Dive Conditions: Sheltered but there can be surge from the south east Average Depth: 25 metres Maximum Depth: beyond 40m Certification Required: BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent The Dive: This is a steep drop-off and wall with some areas covered in big boulders, […]

Ras Il-Hobz

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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 […]

Mgarr Ix Xini

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Location of Site: Around the private beach of Ta’ Cenc Hotel Type of Dive:  Shore dive Condition: Very easy dive and popular with swimmers Average Depth: 6 metres Maximum Depth: 14 metres Certification Required: BSAC Ocean Diver, PADI Open Water or equivalent. The Dive:  This is a shore dive, which is one of just a few that […]

Inland Sea (Dwejra)

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Location of Site: Head to the small enclosed bay at Dwejra Type of Dive: From the shore swim out on the surface then drop down on the left to avoid the constant boat traffic Condition: Only done when water is crystal clear and even should be avoided after it has  rained heavily. Average Depth: 18 metres […]

Fungus Rock

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Location of Site: At the entrance of Dwejra Bay Type of Dive: By boat Condition: Along the outer wall it can be choppy, with surge and slight currents, but is sheltered on the inside Average Depth: 30 metres Maximum Depth: Beyond 60 metres Certification Required: BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent The Dive: The Fungus […]

Fessej Rock (Black Rock)

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Location of Site: Offshore Mgarr Ix – Xini along the south shore near Mgarr harbour Type of Dive: By boat Condition: Exposed to current and surge. This dive is ideal in a North Westerly wind. Average Depth: 30 metres Maximum Depth: 50 metres Certification Required:  BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent The Dive: This is […]

Dwejra Point (The Blue Hole)

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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 […]

Double Arches (Marsalforn Reef)

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Location of Site:  80m north of Xwieni Bay directly out from the headland, about 200m offshore Type of Dive:  Best by boat but can be reached by a very long snorkel swim Condition: Best when it is flat calm as can be blown out with easterly winds Average Depth: 30 metres Maximum Depth: 52 metres Certification Required:  […]