It allows for safe boat anchorage and is a perfect location to do a safety decompression stop, since this is a deep dive around the wall of the reef platform. Nudibranchs and lobsters can be encountered in between the boulders which dot the area. Shoals of damselfish, small groups of bream, a few grouper, lobster and parrotfish will be seen here. The walls are covered with algae, bristle worms, sea urchins and lots of starfish.
Location of Site:
Near Mgarr Ix- Xini
Type of Dive: Boat Dive
Sheltered from the North West wind.
Average Depth: 25 metres
Maximum Depth: 37+ metres
BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent
This is a wall dive. The boat berths close to the canyon which leads to Mgarr Ix-Xini. On the way out from the canyon you will notice boulders which litter the seabed, then gradually you will come to a a steep sloping wall covered in algae and other marine inhabitants.
A variety of marine life can be spotted in the area. Making your way back to the boat there is a cave at 14m which extends far in and has a sharp turning which you can visit before ending the dive.