Cirkewwa Diving Site
Cirkewwa is by far the most popular dive site in Malta and the reason for this is simple, there’s something for everyone. The site is located at the northern tip of the Island close to where the Gozo Channel ferry docks.
Here you can find shallow reef sections ideal for beginner dives and even snorkelling with clear waters buzzing with activity. The more experienced divers can venture deeper and visit the other local attractions such as the Madonna Statue and the Arch both of which are at a depth of about 18 meters.
Then there are the two wrecks, MV Rozi and P29 both of which resting upright on a sandy bottom of around 36 meters. Both were scuttled intentionally as an artificial reef and an attraction to both fauna and divers.
Other points of interest worth mentioning are the large anchor that can be seen at a depth of 30 meters on the way to the Rozi, equally a smaller anchor heading to the P29, some Roman “Amphora” replica besides the left reef of Cirkewwa and a large Roman Anchor replica off the left reef.
The site is also rich with swim-through, caverns and other curious reef formations that have equally bizarre names such as “Gonzo Nose”.
The two main entry points are known as Suzie’s Pool, this is a shallow rock pool which is accessed via a slipway ramp, or the “Lighthouse” entry which features a giant stride entry from a concrete pier.
Diving in Cirkewwa is available almost on a daily basis, subject to weather conditions.