Its proximity to mainland Europe makes it ideal for a long
weekend or as part of a longer itinerary combining Malta's UNESCO
World Heritage City of Valletta with shore diving on Gozo's
impressive World War II wrecks.
Giant stride into the Mediterranean from the rocky shore in the
south of the island, and a few fin kicks later you can be admiring
the iconic staircase inside the MV Kerwala wreck. While a shore
entry from the island's west coast allows you to explore Gozo's
jewels in the crown-the Inland Sea and Blue Hole.
The sheltered Xlendi Beach, on Gozo's southern coast, is a great
base for an epic shore diving holiday. Xlendi Bay itself is one of
the best shore diving spots in Gozo, with caves and tunnels to
explore, as jacks and barracuda swirl above you in the blue. Being
halfway between the Inland Sea and the MV Kerwala wreck makes
Xlendi Bay an excellent shore diving base.
Staying atop the Ta Cenc cliffs in the south of Gozo affords
excellent views across the Mediterranean and puts you in a prime
location for diving the MV Kerwala, the Cominoland and the MV
Xlendi wrecks. While it's a great location for the metalheads,
Gozo's other excellent shore dives are not too far away. A quick
drive along the coast can take you to the shores of Xlendi Bay,
with its submerged caves; Dwejra, where you can dive the Blue Hole;
or the Ghasri Valley, where you can explore the Cathedral Cave.