The Maltese islands attract every year thousands of tourist, lovers of nature and sun and most of them declare that the best dive sites are off Gozo.
Fantastic natural arches, tunnels, wrecks, caves and lagoons to explore transform Gozo into a paradise for the divers.
Swimming off the rocks beneath the watchtower or around the reef and rock formations is something that you can do only in Xlendi bay.
The paths cut into the rock give you also the possibility to explore the surroundings and admire the beautiful and steep cliffs.
I dived with the efficient St. Andrew's Gozo Divers to my great satisfaction.
Dive masters/instructors could speak main European languages even French ;-)
Gozo is for sure a top diving destination in Mediterranean Sea.
A great cocktail to enjoy every dive : crystal water, underwater caves and tunnels and some lively locals as barracuda, parrot fish, denti, fire worms, jellyfish (ouch), grouper, shrimp, sea cicida (yummy),...
Some ratings of my dives around : Blue Hole***** (a Must dive), Coral Cave****, Xlendi tunnel***, Reqqa Point***.
Many dive sites are accessible from the shore, be aware that you should walk on slippery or bumpy surfaces and take sometimes scales to go out the water. Be a safe diver!
So dive now... work later!
Scuba diving is popular in Gozo with numerous dive sites and companies catering for divers. Shore dives are popular though boat diving is available too.
We went with St Andrews Diving Cove in Xlendi who have been operating since 1989 and would highly recommend them. Friendly, accomodating and professional they offer the usual courses and night dives etc.
St Andrews host individual divers as well as groups and are literally 10 metres from the waters edge.
Equipment: You can rent all equipment at St Andrews. However their wet suits are tough to get on - bring some talcum powder to reduce the friction!
Equipment Hire is 4 LM per dive or 3 LM if you dive both morning and afternoon in the same day.
Friendly atmosphere and somme good dive spot, but they love too much shore dives and prefer them to boat dives
Equipment: .The shop provides full equipment to rent or buy, and there is a room to store the whole gear.