Scuba diving in Billinghurst Cave

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Access
From Shore, From Boat
Diver level
Advanced
Depth
Average: 65.6 ft
Maximum: 98.4 ft
Current
None
Visibility
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 98.4 ft
The Billinghurst Cave is a deep cave dive, one of the longest cave dives (about 50m long) in Gozo, near Reqqa Point site. The entrance is only 3m/10ft under the surface, and this is where the sunlight hits the water and creates a beautiful display of lights. If divers are planning a deeper immersion they will need a torch as there is very little natural light penetration deeper down the cave. At the end of the tunnel there is a big cavern where it is possible to surface.

When to go

Best conditions for scuba diving are from May to November, though diving is possible all year round. From November to April the average water temperature is about 16C/60F. From May to October, the average water temperature stays near 25C/77F. The hottest time is from mid-July to mid-September.

What to see

There is an abundance of marine life, which includes cardinal fish, zebra sea bream, scorpion fish, shrimp, many fireworks anemones in the sand along the cavern edges and other sea creatures. The walls of the tunnel are covered with colorful sponges and lace coral.

Reachable from

Qala, Marsalforn

Liveaboards with trips to Billinghurst Cave

Dive center`s Special Offers

  • Sliema U-Dive (Abyss Diving Club) St. Julian's

    Diving Day on Gozo

    Diving day on Gozo Island. This product is for certified divers only. Trucks leave the diving center for the dive site twice a day: At approx. 8.15 am for the first dive and at 3 pm for the second. Pay attention, that for the boat dives you need to pay additional cost for boat rental. Boat rental is paid separately and it's cost depends on the number of people and the dive site (€200-300)
  • Bugibba U-Dive (Abyss Diving Club) Bugibba

    Diving Day on Gozo

    Diving day on Gozo Island. This product is for certified divers only. Trucks leave the diving center for the dive site twice a day: At approx. 8.15 am for the first dive and at 3 pm for the second. Pay attention, that for the boat dives you need to pay additional cost for boat rental. Boat rental is paid separately and it's cost depends on the number of people and the dive site (€200-300)
  • Mellieha Bay Seashell Dive Cove

    Best Of 3 Islands Pack (Incl. Equipment Rental)

    This ultimate scuba diving package will immerse you in an amazing underwater world and provide with an opportunity to explore 10 best diving spots around Malta, Gozo and Comino Islands! Our "Best of the Three Islands" Pack, consists of 4 shore dives in Malta, 2 shore dives in Gozo & 4 boat dives around Malta and Comino.
  • Bugibba Anchor Diving Malta

    Day Trip to Gozo (Incl. Equipment Rental)

    Day trip to Gozo. This product is for certified divers only. Our day trip to Gozo starts early, aiming for the morning the Ferry. Travelling through Gozo is an experience in itself. The Island is surrounded by beautiful architecture, especially their superb balconies. We do our first dive afterwards taking a break for lunch at least one hour surface interval. After lunch we go for the second dive then we take the ferry back to Anchor, where the divers fill their log books and finished off. This takes the whole day.

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