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Diving in Munxar

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When to go to Munxar

Munxar has a Mediterranean climate. Summer is the best time to visit and dive in the area. Summer lasts from June to September, with average air temperatures of 25-27C/77-80F and water temperatures of 23-25C/73-77F. The rest of the year has cooler temperatures, around 17-20C/62-68F. The currents are mild, about 1-2 knots. Visibility is 6-30m/19-98ft.

 

What to see

Munxar has spectacular scuba diving. The underwater fauna often spotted there include octopi, barracudas, grouper, manta rays, seahorses, and moray eels. Colorful sponges and corals also attract divers’ attention and are very interesting to explore.

 

 

Most popular dive sites

Munxar has some very interesting dive sites like Blue Hole and Xlendi Bay and Tunnel; other dive sites located nearby include San Dimitri Point, Crocodile Rock, Coral Cave, Xlendi Cave, Xlendi Reef, Id-Dawra,  and the Xlendi wreck. All of the sites provide excellent opportunities for unforgettable diving, which include viewing marine species and exploring spectacular rock ridges.

Scuba diving in Munxar

Munxar is a small village located on Gozo, Malta. The name is pronounced “Moon-shar” and means “bucksaw” in Maltese. Although the village is tiny, it is a charming place rich in historical artifacts, and has the ruins of a prehistoric temple at Ta’ Marziena that has not been fully explored. Numerous ancient megalithic blocks form a kind of a wall that is reminiscent of a temple arch. Munxar retained its traditions and customs throughout the centuries, and now it is a picturesque destination for tourists from all over the world. The landscape of the village is wonderful--Ghancija Valley and Xlendi Valley are surrounded by cliffs. Xlendi Bay has roads that wind toward the coastline. The place is great for vacationing, regardless of the type of activities favored by the traveler--visitors can sunbathe on the golden sand or try diving in the shimmering waters. Munxar has dive sites for divers of all levels that are accessible by shore and by boat. Divers can enjoy shallow diving and examine the various caves and caverns in cliffs along the coast or explore rock formations with tunnels and swim-throughs with lots of fish hiding between boulders and ledges. Diving around Munxar is a real pleasure for underwater photographers, who can capture a good shot of brisk marine life. The average depth is approximately 15-25m/49-82ft.