Sitting at the northern end of Gozo, the Double Arch offers the
perfect introduction to the island's unique topography and is ideal
for those looking to experience deep water diving in Gozo. Though
the name may serve as a spoiler of what awaits beneath the surface,
nothing compares to witnessing the beauty of this site
Accessed from shore or boat, divers will descend to the first
arch at around 20 metres before dropping down to the second arch,
which is located directly below at 36 metres. The rock formations
make for great photography, and while exploring the arches, there
are good chances of seeing large schools of barracuda and
Dwerja Bay, on the island's western coast, was once home to the
iconic Azure Window before it's unfortunate collapse several years
ago. Despite this, the bay is just as picturesque and also a great
launchpad to experience some of the best deep water diving in Gozo.
From Dwerja Bay, you can dive two of Gozo's most famous dive sites:
Inland Sea and the Blue Hole.
Inland Sea features an 80-metre-long tunnel leading to the vast
expanse of the open ocean. Rays of light stream into the
25-metre-deep tunnel, providing excellent photography
opportunities, while once in the open ocean, the fish-filled
drop-off allows for deeper exploration. Adjacent to Inland Sea, the
Blue Hole is positioned below where the Azure Window once stood.
Here divers can explore its remnants, now known as the Azure Alps,
before exploring the site's nearby swim-throughs and deeper
MV Karwela Wreck
The MV Karwela ferry once shuttled 800 passengers at a time
across the Maltese Archipelago's islands before being scuttled in
2006. This hulking wreck now rests on the seabed near its old
inter-island route, flanked by two other wrecks. The MV Karwela's
fame lies in its iconic and much-photographed central staircase,
while experienced divers can penetrate its three decks.
Lying upright at 35 metres, the wreck also features an encrusted
Volkswagen Beetle on its sun deck and is easily accessible from
shore. The wreck lies a stone's throw from the Ta' Ċenċ Cliffs, and
wreck diving aficionados looking to explore the best deep water
diving in Gozo will be happy to hear that two other wrecks, MV
Cominoland and MV Xlendi, rest a few fin kicks away.
Whether you're looking for a long-weekend break or want to
experience the best of the Med, combining Gozo with Malta or
Sardinia (or both), our team of dive travel experts are on hand to
help curate your perfect holiday itinerary to discover the best
deep water diving in Gozo.