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Best Diving Destinations in Gozo
The Most Beautiful Dive Sites in Gozo
Inland Sea Must see
Blue Hole Must see
- Top-50 dive sites of the world
Billinghurst Cave Must see
Xlendi Bay & Tunnel Must see
Reqqa Point Must see
Santa Maria Caves Comino Must see
Gozo is one of the largest islands and a very popular dive region in the Maltese archipelago. Compared to Malta's other islands, Gozo is more rural and less developed. Gozo does have seaside resorts for tourists, and the most popular are in Marsalforn and Xlendi Bay. The island comes has historical sites, churches (around 46), forts, and amazing panoramas, as well as Azure Window, Calypso Cave, and one of the world's oldest religious structures, the fascinating Ġgantija temples. There are many beaches on the island, and water activities include some of the best snorkeling and diving in the Mediterranean. Gozo's crystal-clear waters and underwater attractions give divers a chance to explore many caves, rock formations, tunnels, wrecks, reefs, and bays. The benefit of this region is that there is a multitude of remarkable dive sites that are just a short boat ride away.
Most popular dive sites
Some of the best dive sites here are Blue Hole, Inland Sea, Reqqa Point, Xlendi Bay & Tunnel, Billinghurst Cave, Karwela and Comino Land wrecks and others. Blue Hole and Double Arch sites on the north coast of Gozo have spectacular rock formations overgrown with corals and sponges.
When to go to Gozo
Gozo is an island with perfect conditions to dive any time of the year. The climate in Gozo is Mediterranean, so winters here are mild and wet. The high season is from April to October. The hottest time is from July till September when the air temperature reaches 30C/86F, and the water temperatures warms up to 25-26C/77-78F. The coldest months are January and February with the average temperature around 12-13C/53-55F, and the water temperature stays around 15-16C/59-61F. Due to the great light penetration the visibility can reach 40m/131ft.
What to see
Local dive sites in Gozo are inhabited by lots of fish like cardinal fish, big grouper, schools of mullet, damselfish, shoals of beam, octopus as well as many others.