Apr 272015
 
Mtahleb

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

Type of Dive: By boat or shore

Condition:
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