Situated on the west coast of the island, the Blue Hole is arguably Gozo’s most famous dive site. It used to be the location of the Azure Window, the iconic, natural stone arch formation which sadly collapsed in March 2017. Despite the loss of this much loved, natural beauty, from a diver’s point of view, it has only helped to make this dive site even more epic! The Blue Hole itself is 15m deep and teeming with marine life, with a breath-taking archway leading from the hole out into the open sea. The collapse of the Azure Window created an underwater metropolis, a playground of sorts under the sea with swim-throughs, rocky remains, and hidden nooks and crannies for divers to explore. The large stack of boulders is home to schools of fish including the odd group of barracuda if you’re lucky. This awesome dive site is accessible to all abilities from Open Water Level to Deep Speciality divers.
Found nestled on the north coast of the island, Cathedral Cave is personally my favourite dive site. This spectacular dive site offers a unique cave diving experience that can’t be found anywhere else on the island. The entrance to the cave is 5m below the surface and once inside, you can follow the meandering boulders up to the huge domed vault and actually surface inside the cave! Once you’ve surfaced you’ll realise why this is my favourite dive site, it is truly remarkable! A small window above sea level allows fresh air into the cave and in the afternoon, direct sunlight floods through the crack in the rocks, lighting up the cave and casting a mesmerizing blue glow! I’ve been told it is the perfect place to practice singing as well! Once you’ve finished your chit chat (or choir practice) you can explore the reef wall outside the cave and search for moray eels and octopus! Another great thing about Cathedral Cave is that it is open to divers of all levels!