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Apr 272015

Location of Site:
On the east coast north of Ras id-Dawwara Bay

Type of Dive: By boat or shore

If done from shore there is a long walk from the top of the hill and only in perfect sea conditions can a diver enter and exit this site

Average Depth: 30 metres
Maximum Depth: Beyond 70 metres

Certification Required:
BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent

The Dive:
This site is not easily accessible as a diver has to walk a long way down to get to the entry point. One must be very careful when walking down as with the weight of the equipment being carried one may easily lose one’s balance and suffer an injury. Also to climb back up after the dive is quite an affair to tackle.  One can find vertical walls, ledges, caves and caverns with a large number of wrasse, parrotfish, chromis and smelt, the algae shelters various marine life such as fireworms, tube worms, hermit crabs, starfish and shrimps

Ras Ir-Raheb

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Mar 222013

rasirraheb1The Dive:  

This site is situated at the North West point of the island, offering a depth of 70metres or more.  This has to be done definitely as a boat dive with the boat staying close to the cliff. There is a nice cave which is clearly visible from the surface. This dive is only suitable for the experienced divers and should be planned accordingly. If you keep following the wall, you will enter Fomm iR-Rih Bay with a depth of 20m

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The Arch – Cirkewwa

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Mar 182013

The Dive :

The Cirkewwa Arch is actually a cavern which has long since collapsed leaving this spectacular arch as a result. The arch stands just before the drop-off in a depth of 18 meters rising all the way up to 6 meter below the surface. Divers often start at the protective reef nearby which is full of algae and posidonia. Pelagic species such as Skipjacks, Amberjacks and Barracudas are often encountered patrolling the reef in search of their next prey. Continue reading »


 Dive Sites Malta  Comments Off on Zurrieq
Mar 182013

The dive: 
Your entry point will be from the valley by means of a giant stride entry. Here the seabed consists of rocks. Now you can either choose to take a route to the left or to the right. To the right there are caves and the wreck of the Um el Faroud and to the left it is a wall dive.  Continue reading »

Ahrax Point

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Mar 182013

Ahrax Point is at the extreme northeast of Malta and the dive site is north of the Adventure Campsite. There are surface caves with tunnels inside and entry is via a narrow inlet, varying from three to ten metres in depth. After a ten-minute snorkel, you can choose between a reef full of marine life and the underwater entrance to a large cave. There are cardinal and other fish, brightly coloured corals, red sponges etc. This is best visited through one of the diving centres or accompanied by someone with previous experience. The maximum dive depth is 25 metres.

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