blue hole & Azure Window
The Most Beautiful Dive on the Island
Dwejra, located on the west side of the island, is home to the renowned Blue Hole and Azure Window. Apart from the Blue Hole, this area offers numerous other captivating dive sites, including the Inland Sea and a cave system. The Blue Hole in Gozo is a tranquil dive site suitable for both recreational and technical diving, with depths exceeding 50 meters. The maximum depth within the Blue Hole itself is 17 meters, while the passage under the arch leading to the open sea is at 7 meters.
At the bottom of the Blue Hole, there is an entrance to a cave where beautiful conger eels can be spotted nestled in the crevices. Upon exiting the Blue Hole, you’ll encounter a gently sloping seabed adorned with rocks of various sizes and a plethora of underwater creatures.
Here, you may encounter langoustes, crabs, snails, octopuses, sea urchins, jellyfish, as well as small and large fish such as tuna, barracuda, and grouper. It truly is a paradise for underwater photographers.
Diving in this area offers a multitude of experiences. You can choose to go right and explore the area around the remainings of the Azure Window, which collapsed in 2017. Alternatively, you can head left along the wall, reaching a crack between the rocks known as the chimney at 16 meters. Swimming through this crack will lead you to the nearby Coral Garden.
Dwejra is one of the most captivating locations on Gozo, both above and below water. It boasts well-developed tourist infrastructure, including restaurants, restrooms, and a large parking lot. Underwater, you’ll encounter abundant marine life, excellent water clarity, breathtaking light patterns, and marvelous rock formations. The minimum certification requirement to dive here is Open Water Diver (OWD).