Shore Diving in Gozo

With incredible visibility and intriguing underwater topography, Gozo offers some of the best shore diving in Europe. This small island to the north of Malta boasts underwater caverns and tunnels, while on land you can explore quaint fishing villages and even an ancient megalithic temple. The Maltese archipelago is blessed with hot, dry summers, with eternal blue skies complementing the endless blue below the waves. And with excellent shore diving in Gozo, you can explore its wrecks in the morning and meander through its traditional Gozitan fishing villages come lunchtime.

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.

Xlendi Bay

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.

Ta Cenc

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.

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