DIVING AROUND GOZO

Vast variety on a small scale

 

Gozo is a small treasure in the southern Mediterranean, with a variety of different dive spots.

You’ll find over 30 dive sites around the about 7 x 14km small island; further spots are around Comino. Most of them are suitable for beginners and experienced divers alike, as you can explore them in different ways.

The most fascinating thing about Gozo’s underwater world might be the stunning visibility, with often more 40-50 metres, and the dramatic topography.

Shallow protected bays surprise you with lots of delicate and colourful life, while breathtaking drop-offs, enticing caverns and caves, tunnels and curious rock formations form part of the portfolio.

 

From shore and by boat

 

Most dives are easily accessible from shore, even if you have to climb over some rocky bits to get in and out. Hence we recommend booties with a solid sole; we offer them for rent and in the shop for sale.

Boat dives are available at a surcharge, and will guide you to spots around the island; Gozo’s beautiful cliff line on the north coast being one of the favourite areas.

 

 

Wreck Dives for every level

 

Gozo has three wrecks (MV Cominoland, MV Karwela and MV Xlendi) on the south coast sitting in the sand close to 40 metres of depth. Therefore they are rather suitable for the more experienced divers. However, the wreck of the P31, a former patrol boat, is situated on the west of Comino at only just 20 metres, and is an appropriate dive site for beginners alike, especially as it has been made safe for entry.

 

 

Fauna

 

Scorpionfish, groupers, barracudas, bonito, sea basses, jacks, nudibranch, octopus… these are the typical encounters you will have when diving around Gozo. Even seahorses are residents, but quite shy...