The Blue Hole – Dwerja, Gozo

If you get the chance to visit Malta,

you must include some time to visit Dwerja, Gozo, especially if you want to have the opportunity to dive (scuba or free diving) one of the most famous dive sites of the island known as the Blue Hole.

The Blue Hole is located at the Northwest end of Gozo just outside the village of San Lawrenz in Dwerja, home of the former Azure Window which was carved naturally over 500 years from the winds and the seas. The area is visited daily by tourists from all over the world with photo opportunities of stunning cliff formations, blue waters, and as being the site of the Dothraki land in the opening episode of the Game of Thrones.

The Azure Window.

Unfortunately, The Azure Window collapsed on March 8th, 2017 at the hands of

mother nature, but the infamous rock formation now has created a new underwater

ecosystem that will serve the stunning marine life in the area

The Blue Hole

Just before the former site of the Azure Window is a natural forming round hole surrounded by a rock wall measuring approximately 10 meters wide known as The Blue Hole which is one of the most famous dive sites in the Malta Islands. Views from the above rock formation are stunning, but it’s what’s below for diving enthusiasts that offers your best visual opportunities.

 

As you descend down the hole, you witness the natural rock formations and see an archway with deep blue colors opening to the sea. The play of natural sunlight on this underwater landscape is a joy to your senses as you witness an array of sea life such as Bream, Damsel Fish, Picarel, Moray Eel, Parrot Fish, Lobster, and Octopus.

As you exit the archway, you can follow a massive rock formation that offer a colorful landscape of pink, yellow, blues, and white leading the way to the former Azure Window.
With the massive archway now lying beneath the water, a new underwater stone reef will create a home to both fish and divers for many years to come.

The Face of Dwejra

Make your way back to exit the Blue Hole and allow some time to explore the cavern just at the bottom. As you head through the cavern, you will be amazed to see what looks like a full profile face carved naturally out of the rock on the left side as you exit.

Ascending the Hole is such a treat as you look above as the sun lights the surface. Whether you are new to diving or a seasoned pro, diving at the Blue Hole is surely an experience that will last a lifetime.

Come visit the area with Dive Smart Gozo, a 5 Star Padi Dive Center located right on site of The Blue Hole. The area also features other famous dive sites such as Coral Gardens, Inlet Sea, Crocodile Rock, and Fungus Rock. Of course, we can take you to all of the incredible sites through Gozo, Malta, and Camino Islands. You’ll be in the best care and experience by founders, Oliver Benndorff and Janet Bulmer with over 50,000 combined dives logged all over the world.