Planet Dive Holiday's Guide to the Best Gozo Diving
A small island off the coast of Malta, Gozo is Planet Dive Holiday’s favourite diving destination in Europe. The beautiful clear waters allow you to explore the stunning underwater landscape and topography. You can discover spectacular drop-offs, caves, tunnels and grottos. It’s like a magical kingdom under the water.
The conditions in Gozo are perfect for all levels of diver, from beginner to advanced, so it’s a great spot for learners or a family holiday where people have different levels of experience. And with more than 50 dive sites around the island, you could spend months diving here every day and never get bored.
Below is a quick guide to some of the best diving spots in Gozo:
The Blue Hole
Perhaps the most famous dive site on the island, the Blue Hole is located at Dwejra. The site is a 10-metre-wide natural inland pool which turns into a larger hole underwater that leads out to sea. There are stunning natural rock formations and plenty of marine life including bream, moray eels, octopuses and brightly coloured parrot fish.
Inland Sea and Tunnel
One of the most spectacular sites on Gozo, the unique shape of the tunnel creates a stunning light effect. The tunnel starts with a 60-metre-wide entrance surrounded by high cliffs and leads 80 metres out to sea. Exiting the tunnel, the seabed plunges down into an abyss.
Located in the northern part of Gozo, the cave top reaches just above the waterline and drops to a depth of 27 metres. Inside the cave is a long tunnel, known as The Railway Tunnel, which leads to another cave deep underground where you can surface. On the return journey, you will swim towards the bright blue ocean at the end of the tunnel, where the sun streams through the coral.
The Zurziep Reef is best in the afternoon as the sun moves to the west and the clear waters become a true paradise. Shoals of bream swim here as well as large numbers of amberjacks, parrot fish, damselfish, bogue and others. There are plenty of shallow caverns where you can find cardinal fish and anemone species.
Follow the reef to the eastern edge of Crocodile Rock to discover a natural amphitheatre with near-vertical sides. To the right, there are a number of deep fissures and the wall gives way to a sloping seabed of boulders, covered in bright green algae. The bottom of the amphitheatre is about 16 metres deep, an ideal spot for divers to explore without going over their depth guidelines.
San Dimitri Point
Located in front of the impressive 80-metre cliff of San Dimitri there is a shallow plateau with a depth of only six metres. The drop-off leads gently down to massive boulders with vertical walls and to the west to a depth of around 30 metres. The reef then spreads in a large semi-circle around to the south. Watch out for big schools of barracuda and a rich mixture of sponges.
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