Jewellers have long since known of the coral present in the
Mediterranean, with records of coral trading between Mediterranean
islands and India dating back to the first millennium. Precious red
coral has been harvested in the area for many a year, and you can
still find it growing in Gozitan waters, alongside reef-building
hard corals and solitary soft corals.
picturesque coastline is dotted with sheltered bays and beaches,
and you're never too far from a dive site entry point on your
search for coral. Diving in Gozo provides the best close-to-home
underwater experiences for Europeans, with the Inland Sea, Blue
Hole and Gozo's wrecks perfect for a summer getaway.
Situated on the west coast of Gozo, Dwejera Bay is on the
doorstep of some of the island's best-known dive sites. The Inland
Sea, Blue Hole and the site where the Azure Window once stood are
all nearby. A dive at the Blue Hole usually ends with a gentle
cruise through the shallow coral gardens, while the Inland Sea
begins with a spectacular swim through a tunnel to the open
The dramatic Ta'
Cenc cliffs, in addition to being a great sunset viewpoint, are
located on Gozo's southern coast and are a stone's throw from a few
of the island's wreck dives. The wrecks and the nearby walls are
rich in marine life and offer some of the best coral diving in
A stay in Xlendi Bay puts you in the perfect location to dive
Xlendi Cave and to enjoy the calm waters inside the bay. The cave
cuts through from one side of the headland to the other, and its
walls are resplendent with brightly coloured starfish, sponges,
algae and coral. Diving in Gozo is about stunning topography and
clear, blue water, and Xlendi Bay is a great location from which to
explore Gozo's best dive sites.