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Malta/Gozo Recommendations

Discussion in 'General Travel and Vacation Discussions' started by advance, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. advance

    advance Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
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    Hey friends,

    I am licensed as a rescue diver (+Nitrox) with 200+ dives, with me might be another AOW diver. I'm planning on being in Malta in the beginning of May, perhaps splitting the time between Malta and Gozo.

    I have some questions:

    1. What would you say are the "must see" dives in Malta?
    2. What would you say are the "must see" dives in Gozo?
    3. What would you recommend as a plan, for 4 dives? Would it make sense to do 2 in Malta, 2 in Gozo? Focus just on Malta, Gozo? What about Comino?

    Any recommendations for specific sites would be great, to try and help me focus. There are way too many options in Malta/Gozo.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Tribal

    Tribal Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Belgium
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    In Malta the el faroud is awesome if you like wrecks. You can easly do 2 dives there. If you go there go early, there isn’t that much parking. The first time i went there i was a lil late, so i had to drop my gf and our gear and go back to park the car a long way from the water. Its a very steep Hill.
    In gozo the inland sea is realy nice and its easy to combine with the blue hole (the arch was there before it did collapse)

    Gozo is Nice if you do it as a day trip. I think you can only dive comino with boat trips, it sure has some nice spots with some small caverns.
     
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  3. Kevin A.

    Kevin A. Rebreather Pilot

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Malta
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    Hi advance,

    It very well depends on your particular interests, however these are some of the very best sites suited for AOWD level and would be my choices for only 4 dives;

    Gozo - Dwejra - Topography, Inland sea tunnel, steep walls going to +60m, good visibility.
    Gozo - Reqqa point - Topography, Caves/caverns, steep walls going to +60m, good visibility.
    Malta - Cirkewwa - Wrecks; MV Rozi & P29, vast and interesting site, good in marine life. '2 wrecks 1 dive' possible. +36m
    Malta - Zurrieq - Wreck; MV Um El Faroud, large 110m oil tanker, split in two. A nice wreck dive. Safe to penetrate. +36m

    If you have any particular interests I could perhaps point you to more specific sites

    Enjoy your diving!
     
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  4. advance

    advance Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
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    Guys, thanks - a lot.

    I just wanted to offer my findings. I asked several dive clubs in Malta/Gozo for their recommendations, and also asked here. The results:

    Location Votes
    Fortizza Reef Malta 1
    HMS Maori Wreck Malta 2
    X127 Wreck Malta 2
    P29, Rozi Wrecks Malta 5
    Cirkewwa Arch Malta 3
    Um el Faroud Malta 4
    Blue Hole Gozo 6
    Inland Sea Gozo 5
    Cathedral Cave Gozo 1
    Double Arch Gozo 1
    Karwela Wreck Gozo 2
    Cominoland Wreck Gozo 2
    Caverns Comino 1
    Xlendi Bay Gozo 1
    Tunnel? Gozo 1
    Ta Cenc Gozo 1
    Mgarr Ixini Gozo 1
    Reqqa Point Gozo 1

    Seems like the sites I'll focus on are:

    Malta:
    Cirkewa Arch
    P29, Rozi
    Um el Faroud
    Gozo:
    Blue Hole
    Inland Sea
     
  5. Lexington

    Lexington Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: South London
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    Enjoy. You'll find your dive sites will mainly be determined by wind direction and swell. There's almost always something available to dive though!

    And you can easily do an entire week on Gozo alone and be doing interesting and different sites every day.
     
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