Gozo is home to some of the best diving in the Mediterranean. There are dive spots suitable for all levels of experience, from beginners to practiced divers looking for a new challenge. The underwater landscape here is spectacular, the visibility excellent.
Why diving in Gozo?
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 the Mediterranean’s best dive destination. The sea is usually calm and the sea temperature never drops below 13ºC so diving is possible almost all year round.
Gozo has a remarkable number of dives accessible from the shore and many more that are just a short boat ride away. 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 Blue hole in Dwejra is a big draw for divers: a natural underwater archway that leads to the open sea.
- Xlendi reef & tunnel
- Ta’ Cenc
- Mgarr ix-Xini
For more spots check the dive sites section.
Methods to reach diving spots
Gozo Diving – 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.
Gozo Diving – Shore Dives
Gozo is a small island so dive sites are never more than a 20 minute drive or a short boat ride away. Many of the best known dive sites like the famous Blue Hole, the Inland Sea and Reqqa Point are accessible from shore. It’s a matter of parking the dive truck, kitting up and walking into the sea, straight onto drop offs and reefs, caves and arches all buzzing with Marine Life.
Gozo Diving – Boat Dives
Gozo’s coast is surrounded by high cliffs and more than half of the coast cannot be accessed from shore. Boats are used to access several dive sites beneath the cliffs and the dive sites of Comino island and the wrecks near Malta.
How to dive in Gozo
You can take a look at the list of companies below who offer all the services needed so that you can have the best diving holiday. Public Health Services at the Gozo General Hospital are also supplemented with a fully fledged hyperbaric chamber. Services are provided by specialised personnel trained to handle diving-related illness. In cases of emergency, dial 112 for assistance.
For further information about Diving Centres, please contact one of the registered companies.