Scuba diving in Mgarr ix-Xini

Access
From Shore
Diver level
Novice
Depth
Average: 29.52 ft
Maximum: 59.04 ft
Current
mild to non
Visibility
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 65.6 ft
Mgarr ix-Xini, located off the south coast of Gozo Island, is a picturesque natural bay that is popular with swimmers, snorkelers and divers. Calm and clear waters of the bay feature a diverse marine life with a wide variety of fish species, which makes the bay an excellent place for underwater photography. There is an interesting cavern on the right-hand side of the bay at about 12m/39ft deep with many tiny holes and crevices that divers can explore. At the shallow bottom in the middle of the bay, divers can find some interesting bottom-dwelling species that will try to hide under the sand when divers approach them.

When to go

Diving in Mgarr ix-Xini bay is possible all year round, however, during the winter the water temperature drops to chilly 14-17C59-63F. The best diving conditions are from May to November with the maximum water temperature of 27C/81F, which is often in August.

What to see

Some of the interesting fish species that divers can spot while diving in Mgarr ix-Xini bay are flying gurnards, stargazers, picarel, starfish, sea horses and octopus.

Reachable from

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Dive center`s Special Offers

  • Munxar Gaulos Dive Сove

    12 Dives Package

    Daily diving. This product is for certified divers only
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Marsalforn Nautic Team Gozo

    10 Dives Package

    Daily diving. This product is for certified divers only. Since the times of Jaques Yves Cousteau and Hans Hass, the Mediterranean Sea mediates fascination to divers. In some parts you might have the impression of bio-diversity depletion, but there are some regions where it still shows its natural beauty and wealth in a variety of species. In almost all weather conditions, we can take you to one of our 35 sites, offering caves, grottos, tunnels, reefs, wrecks, etc, all of which will leave a lasting impression upon you. Upon request, we can offer Day-Trips to Malta as well as Night-Dives and Early Morning Dives. We dive in small groups and all sites can be quickly accessed via our Buses or Boats. Our philosophy is to give an individual service to our clients. After the dives, our center offers ample space to sit and relax.

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