Diving FAQ

Scuba diving FAQ`s Gozo, Malta

Thinking about taking the plunge and pursuing a scuba diving certification? Or you want to come to Gozo, world-famous diving destination? We tackle the scuba diving FAQs that might spring to mind before you get started.

What is the best divecenter in Gozo?

It all depends on what you are looking for. If you want a personal experience, a highly professional team taking care of small groups, great service and the flexibility to your own terms, you are at the right place with Islands Tec Dive!

Is Malta/Gozo good for scuba diving?

Malta, Gozo and Comino are a diver’s paradise. Scuba diving is possible throughout the year, with May to September providing the best conditions. All the caves, reefs and wrecks, mainly reached from shore, make diving here some of the most interesting in the Mediterranean. The abundance of divesites are suitable for beginners, advanced and technical divers.

How much is diving in Malta/Gozo?

You want to try scuba diving for the first time, for just €50 you are all set! Certified diver can enjoy a full dive to one of Gozo´s exciting divesites, including all equipment & transport to the dive site, from as little as €75.

Is it safe to swim in the sea in Malta/Gozo?

The coastal waters around the Maltese Archipelago are generally clean and safe for swimming. You should keep in mind that some bays are exposed to north and north-easterly winds which at times can produce some strong undercurrents.

For updated on bays that are likely to be free from jellyfish, rough sea, debris etc., have a look at the following link.

How deep is the Blue Hole in Gozo?

The Blue Hole in Dwejra, Gozo is one of the most popular dive sites. The hole itself starts at sea level, with approximately 5m across and a maximum depth of 15m. A beautiful archway or underwater window leads from the hole into the open sea at 9 m deep. A large cave can also be found at the bottom of the hole.

When did the Azure Window collapse? Can I dive the Azure Window?

On the morning of the 8 March 2017, Gozo’s world-famous landmark, the Azure Window, collapsed into the sea. The stormy sea took its toll over the years and the stone structure, weighing many thousand tons, had become unstable.

The Azure Window has been reborn as the Azure Boulders! A new fascinating underwater playground with plenty of hiding places for flora and fauna has been born.

Are there sharks in Malta/Gozo?

There are no less than 36 known species of sharks in Maltese waters. The species include tresher, basking and great white sharks. Unfortunately shark encounters on dives are quite rare. Interestingly over all, great white sharks are known to breed near the islet of Filfla.

When is the best time to scuba dive in Malta/Gozo?

As the climate is pleasant and the water warm, the main season is April to November, but you can dive all year around! In summer, water temperatures can rise up to cosy 26°C. The autumn storms arrive during November and December, but normally even then there is are sheltered dive locations to be found.

What is the best diving destination in Europe?

No 1 of European Best Destinations: Gozo! “Malta offers you the best climate in Europe as well as warm waters throughout the year. Discover the underwater depths of the Mediterranean in the clear waters of Gozo island at anytime since diving is possible all year round.”

What can you see diving in Malta/Gozo?

When diving in Malta and Gozo, the main attraction is not a teeming marine life as you’d expect at more exotic destinations, but rather the caves, caverns, tunnels and wrecks. Some wrecks are naturally sunken during World War II and others intentionally placed by the state.