The Stunning Tunnel of the Inland Sea
The Inland Sea is a dive site located in the northern part of the island, near Blue Hole, and is an absolute must-visit spot in Gozo. This site features a small body of water separated from the open sea by a wall extending several dozen meters. Inside this wall, there is an incredible 80-meter-long tunnel that provides a passage to the open sea.
When diving in the Inland Sea, it is important to adhere to a few rules, with the most crucial one being to keep to the left side of the tunnel and resurface near the wall in case of any issues. These rules are in place to ensure safety, as the tunnel is open at the top and frequently used by tourist motorboats.
The tunnel itself is quite spacious, reaching a width of 8 meters at its widest point. Its depth ranges from 3 to 30 meters.
Continuing the dive, there are two possible directions to choose from: left or right. Opting for the left turn will lead us to a vertical wall teeming with a diverse array of fish species. After approximately 20 minutes of swimming, we will encounter a cave known as Old Man Cave. It is important to exercise caution here, as this cave is often visited by tourist boats. The maximum depth of Old Man Cave is 18 meters.
If we decide to turn right instead, we will swim alongside a vibrant vertical reef. After around 15 minutes of swimming, we will come across a charming cave adorned with fascinating rock formations. Continuing in the right direction, after another 15 minutes, we will discover yet another sizable cave.
The minimum certification required to explore this dive site is Open Water Diver (OWD). It promises an unforgettable underwater experience for divers of varying skill levels.