We dive in Gozo, from shore all year round, crossing with the Gozo ferry. The two most popular shore diving sites are the Blue hole and the Inland sea. The Blue hole involves a long walk, fully kitted over sharp rocks, so it is not for the faint hearted. However the reward is a spectacular dive rated as one of the best in the world. The natural hole has been formed from years of wave action and an exit in the hole leads to the open sea. As this exit becomes treacherous in certain wind conditions, it is important to have a good understanding of local winds and weather.
We would usually dive the inland sea after the Blue Hole and a pleasant surface interval can be spent exploring Dwerja in between the two dives. The Azure window frames the blue sea beyond and is one of the most photographed sites in Malta. This natural arch has been identified as a candidate for listing with UNESCO as a world heritage site.
The Inland Sea is an intriguing dive which starts through a narrow tunnel which eventually exits into the open sea. The area is popular with sight-seeing boats but your instructor will take a safe path avoiding boat traffic.
During the period May to October we dive by boat in Gozo. The most popular boat dives are Fessej rock, and the wrecks of the Karwela and Cominoland. Fessej rock is a spectacular pinnacle rising around 18 metres out of the water and extending more than 50 metres below. We usually keep the depth to around 20 to 35 metres, depending on the experience level of the group. Each dive at Fessej rock is different. We never know what species we will encounter as we take a leisurely corkscrew route around the rock. Sometimes we encounter large groupers, rays or a shoal of barracuda. The moray eels and octopus find plenty of opportunity to make their homes in the wall of the rock. More information on the Karwela and Cominoland can be found on our wreck diving page.