Beginner Diving in Gozo

The Maltese archipelago is widely regarded as the Mecca of Mediterranean diving, and its location is ideal for a long weekend getaway or an island-hopping adventure in Europe. The island of Gozo is the second-largest island in the archipelago and is known for its dramatic architecture, rugged coastline, tiny lizards and secret beaches. The beginner diving in Gozo, with its clear, calm and warm waters, makes it a great location to learn to dive, while its many wrecks and caves appeal to both seasoned and less-experienced divers alike.

Gozo's natural beauty is matched by its stunning man-made structures. As you follow in the footsteps of Homer's Odysseus through the island's historical capital and hilly landscape, you can admire the late-Stone Age Ġgantija temples, the hilltop Cittadella and the ornate St. George's Basilica. Below the waves, the scenery is equally impressive: submerged caves, canyons and tunnels that have been sculpted by the sea over centuries make the ideal playground for moray eels, octopuses and divers.

You can choose to stay in luxury hotels or rustic farmhouses as you discover Gozo's calm and beauty. Staying in and around Dwerja Bay and Xlendi Bay puts you in an ideal location to enjoy the beginner diving in Gozo. Relaxing shore dives in the protected bays are perfect for Open Water Course dives and gaining more experience in calm settings.

A stay in Dwerja Bay allows you to easily discover the nearby Inland Sea and The Blue Hole-two of Gozo's most famous dive sites. The narrow and calm Xlendi Bay, a short distance to the south, offers calm snorkelling and diving, and is located close to the superb sunset views that can be seen from Sanap Cliffs.

Our team of diving specialists loves the calmness above and below the surface in Gozo, and its proximity to the UK makes it an ideal getaway. Allow us to create your ideal Gozitan adventure, whether it's a short weekend sojourn or part of a Mediterranean island-hopping adventure that includes history and beginner diving in Gozo, as well as the delights of the neighbouring islands of Malta and Sicily.

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