Gozo is een stuk kleiner dan Malta, maar groener en landelijker. Landbouw en visvangst zijn hier nog de belangrijkste bronwinsten. Als u houdt van rust is dit een ideale bestemming.
Het Archeologisch Museum, het Folklore Museum en het Museum voor Natuurkunde zijn zeker een bezoekje waard. In de oude gevangenis is nu een ambachtencentrum gevestigd.
Een megalithische tempel die opgericht zou zijn in 3600 v.C., zelfs voor de piramides in Egypte of Stonehenge in Engeland.
Hier vind je een merkwaardig natuurverschijnsel: de Inlandse Zee. Als de zee kalm is kan je met een bootje naar Fungus Rock.
Een rotsformatie die gevormd werd door de beukende golven. Het vormt als het ware een venster dat uitkijkt op de azuren zee.
Het duikgebied rond Malta en Gozo is rijk aan prachtige riffen, grotten, en maakt zich beroemd door een van de visrijkste gebieden van de Middellandse Zee te zijn.
Enkele voorbeelden van duikplaatsen: (onze excuses voor de Engelse tekst)
- Fortizza - Malta: Level - Beginner to advanced / Max depth - 5-18 meters / This site has plenty to offer. Situated off the main promenade in Sliema, you can find very exciting tunnels and caverns as well as excellent marine life. The closeness to the divecentre means that this site is excellent for afternoon dives.
- Ghar Lapsi - Malta: Level - Beginner to advanced / Max depth - 20 meters / A site dived and praised by the late Jacques Cousteau. Here you can find a nice cavern in which you can surface as well as a nice reef with a possibility to find unusual marine life such as torpedo rays and occasional schools of barracuda.
- Wied iz-Zurrieq - Malta: Level - Beginner to advanced / Max depth - 36 meters / A mixture of steep walls and a beautiful shallow valley makes this a site where you can do several dives. Special points of interest include the Bell Cave and a very good chance to see John Dories. Here you have a great view of Filfla island and dolphins have been spotted offshore. This is also home to the famous Um el Faroud wreck.
- Cirkewwa - Malta: Level - Beginner to advanced / Max depth - 40 meters / Cirkewwa is one of the most popular dive sites in Malta. Here you can do several dives - The Arch, The Madonna, Paradise Bay and the wreck of the Rozi. The clear water and the abundance of marine life makes this site a favourite among many visitors.
- Devils Reef - Malta: Level - Beginner to advanced / Max depth - 70+ meters / This wall - rarely dived - drops gradually down to over 70 metres. Several caves are to be found and large groupers as well as massive octopus are frequently spotted.
- L’Ahrax Point - Malta: Level - Beginner to advanced / Max depth - 20 meters / This is an ideal site for a second dive. Clear water and healthy growth of invertebrates are only some of the outstanding features of this site. A safe, shallow cavern with access to the surface makes this dive highly appreciated by most guests. In the autumn it is one of the best sights for Lampuki spotting!
- Blue Hole - Gozo: Level - Advanced / Max depth - 60 meters / The Blue Hole is located by the Azure Window. Enter in a natural pool and exit some 8 meters below into the open water. The dramatc cliffs drop to depths of over 50 meters and the visibility is usually excellent.
- The Inland Sea - Gozo: Level - Advanced / Max depth - 60 meters / Enter the site in what looks like a greenish lake, swim though an 80 meter long tunnel through the rock and exit in crystal clear water with the deepest blue colour on the planet. As spectacular as it gets.
- Reqqa Point - Gozo: Level - Advanced / Max depth - 60+ meters / Steep drop offs and excellent visibility are together with the Billinghurst Cave the highlights of this site. The cave is one of the largest in Malta and reaches 130 meters into the rock. A site accessible only in excellent conditions.
- Qawra Reef- Malta: Level - Beginner to advanced / Max depth - 40 meters / This is a site which usually has excellent visibility and it is also home to several beautiful caverns and tunnels, some of them very deep. This offshore reef requires good bouyance as the drop off is very steep!
- Santa Marija Caves - Comino: Level - Beginner to advanced / Max depth - 15 meters / The Santa Marija Caves or Comino caves as they are also called are among the most famous sites of the islands. Accessible only by boat this shallow cave system has access to the surface during most of the dive. Saddled breams congregate in vast numbers at the entrace of the caves.
- Lantern Point - Comino: Level - Medium to advanced / Max depth - 50 meters / Massive boulders and clear water is typical for this site. Larger species such as barracuda and groupers can occasionally be seen. Caution must be taken as there may be strong currents here and depth reaches 50 meters.
- HMS Maori - Malta: Level - Beginner to Advanced / Depth - 10-16 meters / This British destroyer was sunk during an air raid in 1942. Although relatively broken down she is still an interesting dive and has some great details such as shells sticking out of the sand.
- Schnellboot S31: Level - Technical / Depth - Max 65 meters / A very intact wreck dived by very few divers. This wreck has its anti-aircraft guns still standing and torpedos in the tubes The wreck is deep but for those with mixed gas experience it is a great option.
- MV Odile - Malta: Level - Medium to Advanced / Depth - Max 20 meters / This is another wreck whose identity is not known. With a length of 120 meters it is a massive but broken up wreck offering an exciting dive. The wreck is believed to date back to 1942 and rumour says that she was actually sunk on top of an older roman wreck!
- St Michael and 10 - Malta: Level - Beginner / Depth - Max 18 meters / These two tugboats were scuttled as artificial reefs in 1998 off Zonqor Point. Two nice wrecks suitable for the beginner.
- Rozi - Malta: Level - Medium to Advanced / Depth - Max 37 meters / This tug was scuttled by Captain Morgan Cruises in 1992 as an attraction for their submarine tours (which thankfully not operate anymore). Located on bright, sandy bottom this is a fascinating dive with schools of fish circling the top of the wreck.
- Um el Faroud - Malta: Level - Advanced / Depth - Max 35 meters / Scuttled in 1998 after a gas explosion during the cleaning process, this 120 meter long oil tanker is one of the best dives in Malta. Winter storms have split her in two sections and there are plenty of opportunities for penetrations. Rated as one of the top 10 dives in the Med by Diver magazine.
- Hellespont: Level - Advanced / Depth - Max 41 meters / A paddle steamer sunk in 1942 by German/ Italian aircraft. She is standing upright just off the Grand Harbour and has plenty interesting details. Due to the depth this is a dive for experienced divers only. Access by boat.
- Blenheim Bomber - Malta: Level - Advanced / Depth - Max 42 meters / This WW2 Blenheim Bomber is one of the most famous dives in Malta. Located on a flat bottom at 42 meters it is an exciting dive for the experienced diver.
- Beaufort Fighter - Malta: Level - Advanced / Depth - Max 37 meters / Slightly smaller, shallower and in a brighter condition than the Bomber, the Beaufort Fighter is a highly regarded dive among our guests. Only 15 minutes by boat from the dive centre off St Julians, this is a treat for the experienced!
- Le Polynesien - Malta: Level - Technical / Depth - Max 65 meters / Sunk in 1918, this majestic wreck is one of the finest in the world. Still in good condition with guns still standing and plenty of artifacts to be seen we can not recommend this dive enough. Due to the depth, trimix is the preferred choice of gas.
- HMS Stubborn - Malta: Level - Technical / Depth - Max 60 meters / The British Navy scuttled the submarine in 1946 after suffering extensive damage due to a 161 meter dive (70 meters deeper than the designed max depth for this submarine). She rests on sandy bottom and is still completely intact!
- Imperial Eagle - Malta: Level - Advanced / Depth - Max 40 meters / Scuttled as an artificial wreck in the marine park off Qawra Point, the Imperial Eagle was used as a ferry between Malta and Gozo for many years and is in excellent condition. She lies in beautiful surroundings close the famous statue of Jesus.