Scuba diving in Wied Iz-Zurrieq
This is a very popular dive, which is available for divers of all experience levels. It starts with an entry into the water from a small, narrow quay. As they begin the dive, divers can explore the Bell Tower Cave with its three entrances. The deepest one is at 27m/88ft. The caves are spacious enough for 2 to 3 divers and thousands of cardinal fish. Another cave in the area is named the Mouse-Hole Cave because of its narrow entrance. Further to the shore is an area named the Aquarium, obviously, because of the amount and diversity of its marine life.
When to go
Diving is available year-round. The average air temperature is around 10-15C/50-59F in the winter and 21-30C/70-83F in the summer. The average water temperature is about 14-17C/58-63F from December through April and 18-25C/65-77F from May through November.
What to see
Diving at this location divers can encounter groupers, octopus, bream, cuttlefish, bearded fireworms, cardinal fish, painted combers, damsel fish, rainbow and Turkish wrasse, goatfish and scorpion fish.