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Diving

A different world down there

Beneath the surface of the sea, lies a magical and colourful world waiting to be discovered. If you’ve already been diving in the Gozitan waters, you can understand clearly what we’re talking about. If you’ve never ventured into the spellbinding underwater world, this page will give you a faint glimpse of what we are talking about.

Wrecks

Decommissioned ships have been scuttled off Gozo’s South coast, near Comino’s Blue Lagoon and near Malta’s north coast. One wreck in particular was scuttled in shallow water purposely to be enjoyed by less experienced divers.

Dive into Gozo’s deep blue seas

Often described as a diver’s paradise, Gozo is home to some of the top diving spots in the Mediterranean with a remarkable range of shore and boat dives. The island’s world class cave and tunnel dives, complemented by excellent light penetration, make any dive an event to remember.

The island’s award-winning clean coast, and its array of scenic caverns, reefs, caves, and wrecks, make each dive an interesting one. It is no wonder Gozo attracts divers from across Europe and beyond – all wanting to explore the sub-aquatic mysteries of this Mediterranean isle.

It’s for everyone

Gozo has dive spots suitable for all levels of experience, from beginners to practiced divers looking for a new challenge.

Among the world’s best

Gozo Diving is famous for the underwater visibility, warm temperatures and stunning underwater scenery.  Submerged caves, chimneys, arches and tunnels together with breathtaking drop offs and the flourishing marine life make Gozo a top diving destination. In fact, Gozo and Malta were recently voted the 2 nd best diving destination in the world by Diver magazine readers, making it the top place to dive in Europe.

Possible all year round

The sea is usually calm but the small size of the island means that you spend little time travelling between sites and if there is wind on one side of the island you are only minutes from an alternative dive-site. The sea temperature never drops below 14ºC so diving is possible almost all year round. The figures below show the average monthly water temperature in Gozo based on the data gathered during the past 10 years.

  JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
°F 61.3 59.9 59.7 61.5 65.8 72.3 78.1 80.4 79 75.6 70.7 65.1
°C 16.3 15.5 15.4 16.4 18.8 22.4 25.6 26.9 26.1 24.2 21.5 18.4

Diving Sites

Gozo is home to some of the top diving destinations in the Mediterranean with a remarkable range of shore and boat dives. Gozo is known for its world class cave and tunnel dives and the excellent light penetration makes any dive an event to remember. Reefs, caves and wrecks make every dive an interesting one. There are dive spots suitable for all levels of experience, from beginners to practiced divers looking for a new challenge.

Diving Centres

Gozo offers a wide range of dive centres with experienced, professional and qualified diving staff trained to teach all levels, from beginners to professional level according to Scuba Schools International (SSI), the Confederation Mondiale des Activites Subaquatiques (CMAS) and the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) standards.

Dive centres are located across the Islands, so you will always find one near your accommodation. There is no need to bring your own equipment as centres provide all you need.

Take Care

In Gozo we have a proverb that goes “il-baħar żaqqu ratba u rasu iebsa”, literally meaning the sea has a soft belly, but a hard head. The sea is indeed a challenging environment and great care needs to be taken when going for a dive. Always follow advice given by instructors.

Have a look here for diving safely rules and regulations.

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